There is a Simple Fix to Economic Chaos
Unimagined prosperity for all lies just beneath the surface.
Welcome to Absurdistan is read in all 50 States and in 47 countries. Please consider a cheap annual subscription.
Some of us have been saying this for a very long time: green will bring down the world. Green creates a vicious circle, a term you may remember from Economics 101. It is when the serpent eats itself, no wealth is created and collapse results. That is what we are doing with ESG, with carbon taxes, with the forced adoption of unreliable vertiginously expensive green energy. It has skewed every single market. No one is investing in sound enterprise, and anything once sound is a Jenga tower, unstable, rotting from within. This. This is what threatens to bring down the world.
Green is built on subsidies. And not just government subsidy. Every mutual fund, every hedge fund, every multinational and every local or national corporation has a green monster within preventing innovative investments, sucking profits and growth. Every local, regional and state government leaks millions to green morons promising to “bring sustainable prosperity”. The only prosperity is theirs. They fiddle around in lakes and watercourses, producing ‘studies’, all of which are hysterical and exaggerated. They muck around in forests, buying as much as possible, shut them down, never visit again, leaving them to desertify. They buy farms and ranches, leaving them to rot. They are termites, eating us alive.
These outfits have burrowed into every level of government and every ministry. They are purely extractive. They do not produce anything of value. They leech. They move in and out of government. When in government, they identify sources of funds to plunder once out of government. In 2015, I did a cross-ministry analysis of just how much money these folks take from the government annually. It is in the hundreds of billions in the US alone. From private foundations they take more billions. All this money is used to shut down economic activity.
Last week was one of those weeks where an entire decade happened, but what was most interesting to me was the meeting in Moscow between two putative commies who have decided to ally themselves against the West’s suicide mission, along with the BRICS, adding in Saudi and Iran, where China actually brokered peace. I mean, come on, impressive.
Indeed, the economy of imaginary wealth is being inevitably replaced by the economy of real valuables and hard assets.” - Putin
“From now on, our currency is going to be based on natural resources”, says Putin. He has been buying gold hand over fist via the money he has been making from natural gas. That currency, by the way, will be stable, unlike ours which is collapsing. For the next 50 years, the BRICS will ascend and we will fall, until we become satellites of whatever strong man decides to mess with us.
Here is the nasty little secret that lies at the heart of environmentalism. It has been long captured by plutocrats and WEFers, who use it to take resources once thought to belong to the people, to everyone, to use in order to innovate and develop. This freedom and access, and only this was the source of prosperity in the United States. It powered the entire world. It made America the beacon, the lighthouse of the world. It produced strong healthy brilliant young people who performed one feat of innovation, athleticism, and creation after another. All those kids today are working on ever more vicious ways to surveil, control and supress via AI.
And the interior is being cleared of people, businesses, farms, ranches, working forests, mines, and oil and gas installations.
In pursuit of 2030 goals, Biden’s agents are busily acquiring hundreds of millions of acres from private owners, from state and regional land banks, which they will then lock down. Many ranchers, including the heroic Wayne Hage, believe that government is taking that land to use as collateral for its massive debt to the Bank of International Settlements. The only people who will be able to use those resources are multinationals who pay a fee to government and to the BIS to pay down the loans. No citizens will be able to access those resources to make money for themselves, to build families and businesses and towns and cities. The environmental movement has, within 40 years, returned us to serfdom, where we eat what we are told to eat, go where we are told to go, take whatever medicine they want to give us, and eventually, fight when we are told to fight.
The environmental movement is so evil, it has twisted ethical standards to the point where we are able to kill each other with impunity. Their PR is so strong, so invasive, that every school child now believes there are too many people (this is nonsense), and population must be drastically drawn down (a genocide unrivalled in history). Every adult secretly fears this is true. This appalling lie has created a culture of death. What are the effects of this thinking, that life is no longer sacred, but a threat?
Our culture is being deliberately broken by mass immigration, its purpose to burden and impoverish us. Our food is poisoned. I buy only local if possible now, if not non-GMO, organic, from small batch providers. For decades I thought chemtrails were conspiracy. No longer. Our air is filled with God only knows what poisons, what nasty little bits of metals meant to “reflect back the heat of the sun”. The evidence of brain cancer and 5G is hard to ignore, despite the blanketing of the internet with propaganda disguised as refutation. I believe nothing from health authorities after Covid. After Covid, I view the public health system as executioner and the hospitals as killing fields. If I am sick now, I go to a naturopath. When I am old, I plan to take my chances in Mexico or El Salvador where people are still kind, still allied to goodness. This week, Tom Renz of RenzLaw released a video of a whistle-blowing nurse/pharmacist who has a recording of nurses saying they know they are killing people with the Covid drug protocols, and then doing it. What on God’s green earth happened to nurses that they would comply with such an order? But they did. Renz claims this is systemic, and is in court right now trying to stop it.
The left and public service have blown through so much money that the government can no longer fund the aging of the boomer generation - our unfunded liabilities to that generation are over $200 Trillion - so they have to encourage us to die faster. I haven’t had a cancer screening for something in my genetic history for five years, my doctor is oblivious. I can no longer see her in person. Nurses report they have been told to extend the time between screenings, to hand out sedatives and anti-depressants without question, to stop recommending weight loss, nutrition or exercise. A friend writes from Toronto: “Everyone is choosing MAID.” (the assisted dying program). It is typical that people in Toronto, which is full-on demonic, would be choosing to die. They kill more babies in Toronto than are being born. Worldwide, half of all of us who die annually, die in the womb. Environmentalism is so evil our entire culture is expressing death. Our leadership, without exception, is death’s handmaiden.
World-wide, half of all annual deaths occur in the womb
Some estimate that as many as 10,000,000 illegals have entered the US since Biden. Last year, in Canada, we admitted 1,000,000 legal immigrants, though illegals pass through the borders in a stream all year round. We are a very small country, the size of Michigan, and strung out. We are being replaced, slowly but surely by disparate races who have no cohesion, or purpose other than to take our towns and cities and overwhelm our ethics, religion, and history. In Canada, a once uber-peaceful country, murder is common and women are raped and killed and stalked and you can only find evidence of this on Rumble or TikTok. In the US, on Tik-Tok, pretty women give lessons on how to go to big box stores on their own, or how to enter drive-throughs, because so many have been robbed and raped in the suburbs of America. Our leaders want us hopeless, easy to manipulate. The middle classes of the US, Canada and western Europe are too independent, too hard to suppress, too hard to kill. Our entertainment is violent and our arts hate-filled. Nothing is uplifting or hopeful. Our culture is being deliberately broken.
One can argue that the malignant effects of the digital economy arrived as a result of the environmental business’s destruction of civic peace and civic growth. “Sustainable” means stasis. Sustainable means stagnant. Third life, or the metaverse, is the only place you can be free.
Given environmentalists’ prevention of growth. the only way for the government and business to make money is to institute modern prison camps, or 15 minute cities. There they can harvest data for money.
As a marker of how very absurd life in the west has become, the freezing far northern Edmonton, because “climate change”, has elected to become a 15 minute city. Edmonton has always been populated by the extractive left who live off public money or are heavily unionized. They are docile as long as their leadership is left-wing. Across that city, a massive multi-national has been installing new lighting at a cost of more than a billion, those poles and traffic lights will track every move made by Edmonton’s people. The citizens of Edmonton are paying to build their own prison camp. They will be harvested for data and both government and business will make money thereby. Frankly, with the immigration overwhelming their city and the fact that we are shutting down our only heavy industry, oil extraction, upon which one-third of the Canadian economy depends, they are going to need that level of surveillance, because crime is going to become the only reliable employment.
The road to prosperity is so simple that your grandfather with a sixth grade education could guide us. The only way to create economic growth is to allow for all and any innovation, and accept that creative destruction comes along with it. That ‘sustainable” is directly opposed to both innovation and creative destruction. That property rights, that which a man or woman earns with the fruit of their labor, is inviolable, it is the only route to universal prosperity. The government must give back land to the people. There can be no ‘court’ party, where people vie for government favors. Opportunity is open to all, based only on ability. A level playing field is everything. Political power is distributed widely and centralization is established to maintain law and order.
Only people with such rights will be willing to invest and increase productivity. A businessman who expects his output to be stolen, expropriated or entirely taxed away will have little incentive to work, let alone any incentive to undertake investments and innovations. But such rights must exist for the majority of people in society
This, and only this, creates a virtuous society.
The environmental movement has destroyed a once virtuous society. It has destroyed hope and will create an unimaginable hell-scape for our children. It must face its own creative destruction.
Why should you believe me? I did not go to Oxbridge or the Ivies, I have no Ph’d, I am not famous or allied with a famous organization. But I have studied and written about the movement for 20 years. Unlike its other critics, I live among them, and watch them destroy everything, every person and business they target and they target the successful and unprotected. If you are super-rich, you skate free. If you are on the rise, they take you down. Where I live we are 90% undeveloped but we have no housing for hospital or school workers or even check-out clerks in the grocery stores. Old women and single mothers live in their cars because the movement prevents affordable housing. Our average age is 67, there are few children, there is no vitality, people drag themselves around arrayed in shades of grey and brown looking miserable and old beyond their years, their backdrop the most spectacular landscapes.
Further, I have walked the walk. I built a carbon-neutral - even though I believe CC is garbage science, a certified-healthy house, with geothermal and I covenanted my land and forest. My green development is taught in local colleges because it was good green development. Principally we are experiencing 100% bad green development. I understand business, I started three successful businesses before I was 30 and I studied economics at the graduate level. My great grandparents ran the first water pipes for both Vancouver and Victoria, built the water and sewage works, built the roads, cleared the principal neighborhoods, built the public buildings, the railroad, and founded the hospital in a tent. Not one of them had more than a high-school education. My great grandfather, who graduated from the Liverpool High School for Boys contracted the highest longest railroad tunnel in the world, Kicking Horse Pass. With a high school education. If that is possible, humans can do anything. I know what this region, and yours could be, and the only impediment is the environmental movement. They must be thoroughly and finally discredited and thrown out of the culture.
Men fight for liberty, and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.”
Elizabeth Nickson was trained as a reporter at the London bureau of Time Magazine. She became European Bureau Chief of LIFE magazine in its last years of monthly publication, and during that time, acquired the rights to Nelson Mandela’s memoir before he was released from Robben Island. She went on to write for Harper’s Magazine, the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Telegraph, the Globe and Mail and the National Post. Her first book The Monkey Puzzle Tree was an investigation of the CIA MKULTRA mind control program and was published by Bloomsbury and Knopf Canada. Her next book, Eco-Fascists, How Radical Environmentalists Are Destroying Our Natural Heritage, was a look at how environmentalism, badly practiced, is destroying the rural economy and rural culture in the U.S. and all over the world. It was published by Adam Bellow at Harper Collins US.
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity;Poverty. Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson (Kindle Locations 6872-6877). Crown Business. Kindle Edition.
My uncle was a revered ornithologist. He lived mostly in Panama and Brazil. An expert in field research and survey science, he and his wife would be commissioned to do field research by hundred million dollar World Bank funded environmental impact statement grants. They would show up to the expedition and half the people would not be there. After a week or so, all would be gone. Only he would actually do any field research. Later, it would be near impossible to hound the minimum wage-like pay out of the bureaucrats running the program. Months would pass or they might be entirely stiffed of the previously agreed upon pay. The other scientists on the project would submit invented data. This experience was a common routine for them. The fact is, most environmental work is theft rackets. The entire field is riddled with fraud. With only the isolated individual or situation being honest and committed to truth and excellence. Particularly in Latin and South America of course, but increasingly here as well. We are literally educating our young that the only way to make a living is to lie and cheat in order to cop grants, using utterly false green pieties. And there is no accountability for rampant theft and fraud, which occurs primarily among the many levels of bureaucracy between grant and actual performer of work. Paper is produced that no one reads. Everything is a game of cranking money out of a completely corrupt and uncaring about anything but hiding their incompetence government.
Exactly. Spot on. I do the exact same things as you with regard to food and “health” care. It grieves me so to watch the intentional destruction of all that is positive and uplifting and worthy of admiration. I’ve decided to soldier on in the same place I’ve been for thirty years and try to just be the light I seek for the locality in which I live and work. Retirement is no longer an option anymore. Travel is no longer an option anymore because I fear some illegals will move into my property whilst I’m gone and/or I’ll be stuck somewhere a long way away, unable to return, or worse, I’ll fall out of the sky along with an entire plane load of people who are at the mercy of the silent myopericarditis afflicting the flight crew.
I choose to be happy and uplift my community. That’s all I can do!