The Breakdown and Collapse of Human Civilization        
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by Marjorie Cohen
2.17.2014

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The breakdown and collapse of human civilization is coming quickly and is imminent.

The world is overpopulated.  There are an estimated 7.3 billion people on the planet
as of 2014.  Too many people creates too many problems.  The race for scarce resources

has already begun.

Access to food, water, energy and space will grow increasingly scarce as levels
of hatred, desperation and violence escalate in response to not being able to fulfill
the basic needs of an increasingly hungry, thirsty and and energy intensive civilization.


The world is Out of Control.  There is no sane management of the planet, its people

or its resources.  Nations are armed to the teeth and those with enough weapons have,
and will continue, to use brutal force against the weak and the poor to take that
which they believe they are entitled to.  Pure jungle survival instincts (rather than cultivated
international cooperation) have now risen to the top mantle in regards to securing the basic
necessities of human survival.


The transition to a sustainable society should have been made at the turn of the
millennium (by 2012 at the very latest), but human stupidity, greed and the psychotic desire

to technologically control, enslave, dominate and kill our fellow man has taken precedence.

As a result, the timeline for this critical shift in the evolution of civilizational maturity

has now come and gone.  We have collectively failed to take the quantum leap in consciousness.

The breakdown and collapse of the human enterprise is now inevitable and forthcoming.

On the immediate horizon, both global climate change and the massive radiation releases

from the damaged nuclear reactor complex at Fukushima, Japan, will definitivily determine

the depth and breadth of how deep the collapse of civilization will proceed.  Both threats are

long term and quite lethal to the human condition.  Both are extinction level
events ultimately altering the trajectory of species continuity over time.


In the short term and on a local level, expect a complete shattering of any and all established
values, ethics and beliefs.  This descent into planetary chaos will turn everything upside down
and fundamentally redefine the nature of human life and living for the foreseeable

future.

Lawlessness, anarchy and rebellion will undoubtedly increase in scope and in intensity

as the breakdown progresses and unfolds in the months and years to come.  Police state

crackdowns will attempt to take down and control the riots and upheavals that are

forthcoming, but will be met with only limited success due to the tenacity and righteous

indignation of the human spirit.  The quest and triumph of human freedom can never
be defeated.


Truly, it a sad commentary to note that billions of years of evolution have led us to the
current and projected tragedy of species extinction.  Its been a long, hard journey.
However, the planet will continue on, with or without us.  The folly and insanity
of the human enterprise will fall by the wayside as just another failed mutation
of life that didn’t adapt to the conscious reality of the times.

Perhaps in a few million years, a new form of life will arise that will try to survive,
prosper, intelligently evolve and expand out to the stars once again……
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References:
1. Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of of Food Scarcity, by Lester Brown
2.
Outgrowing the Earth: The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising, by Lester Brown
3.
The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World, by Paul Gilding
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