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infoterror
Thursday, March 3rd, 2005, 05:16 AM
If We Don't

Most people remain unaware of the reasons for immediate political action. Outside of the small circle of people who were not only of genius intelligence, but also took the time to explore history and philosophy, few are aware of the science of long-term prediction. This ability is like that of an architect, except that a fourth dimension is added: time. As most people can barely plan ahead to the next paycheck, and are so focused on themselves they dare not think toward their own mortal end, much less beyond it, that this type of systemic thought exists and is necessary never occurs to them.

Fortunately, humans are a compassionate species, and when they wake up to a possibility, their empathy leads them toward understanding and action, even if not for another human being - for a whole world. However, it's not profitable for those who are in power that people come to such realizations, as it would end both the easy profit and the unhindered rule, behind the facade of democracy, by those who can afford the television ads, magazine articles and movie placements necessary to change mass opinion. Therefore, for any voice speaking toward this awakening, there will be countless more either scorning such views as "insane" or "psychotic" or "fanatical," and people who could not think of such things themselves will be encouraged to feel superior for having denied them. Such is the psychology of underconfidence; it appreciates nothing more than the power of denying a truth visible to those of possibly greater intelligence or character.

At some point, that shallow comfort will not be enough for the thinkers remaining among us, as they will correctly perceive the onset of some of what is discussed in this article. If we don't act, all of the things mentioned here will come true; it is not possible to predict exactly when that will be so, but the margin of error here is within decades and not centuries, so the inevitability of these outcomes is a near future and not far future event. Since any statistics, or reports, on this topic are not only politicized from their origin, but already debated to the point where they become contentious as to their validity, pure empiricism is used: the reader will be required to analyze his or her own experience of history and current reality, and spot the gradual changes whose culmination is revealed.

1890 - The last free-ranging herds of bison and other wild animals disappear from North America. Whether the cause is overhunting, as is popularly believed, or simply the expansion of human settlement so as to interrupt the continuous prairie and forest needed for these animals to keep up their numbers, is not known. What is sure is that they no longer exist in the wild, but in isolated areas and in drastically reduced (1-2% of their number) populations. During the next three decades, it becomes clear these small populations cannot maintain the genetic variety needed to sustain themselves, as there are simply too few individuals, and so disease and malformation further blight the herds.

1953 - Unbroken forest is no more, say experts. Thanks to postwar expansion, even the internal frontier of America is divided evenly by fences, telephone lines and roads, and it's hard to find anywhere except the desert where civilization does not exist in regular intervals. All of those who would previously have been explorers or mountain men in the following generation turn to rock'n'roll instead.

1968 - While the United States is busy losing a badly-planned war in Viet Nam, the third world has begun mechanizing, and for that reason oil slicks, machine waste and toxic landfills now populate the remaining world forests. In addition, chainsaws and bulldozers enable third world "slash and burn" agriculture to reach new heights of efficiency, further diminishing the forests.

1979 - The first shortages of oil have occurred, and as a result, exploration continues at a record pace. As a consequence, humanity's dependence on the internal combustion engine increases, and the number of cars and personal utilities using gasoline combustion also goes up. Oil rigs are now found in all major oceans, and oil companies map the globe, using high explosives to bounce sound signals off the lower layers of earth's crust. Whether or not the disoriented marine life and concussed ground creatures were damaged by this has never been proven.

1989 - Rejoicing at the fall of the Soviet empire at the end of the Cold War, the remaining superpower (America) and her allies begin expanding into former Communist countries, increasing their use of automobiles, disposable products, and fossil fuels. In addition, as competitive free enterprise economies hit these countries, the population of independent thinkers is further reduced in preference for those who naturally tend toward buying and selling as their principle activities. Culture that even survived under Communism erodes further.

1997 - For the first time, the entire world is linked by something called the Internet, and commerce expands to new levels - and personal survival gets more competitive. American workers in higher professions now put in fifty to seventy hours a week or more. Simultaneously, a new range of personal technologies including video games, high-powered PCs, cell phones, DVDs, plasma televisions and portable electronics become commonplace among not only the elites but the masses as well. Landfills swell simultaneously. Health agencies begin warning that it is unwise to drink unfiltered water, and those with the money install air and water filters. Outsourcing makes its first cautious appearance in mainstream news.

2008 - Overfishing, in order to feed populations that, now empowered with technology, are breeding faster than before, finally depletes natural fish stocks to the point where there are not enough individuals to keep breeding healthy fish. Genetically modified species in fish farms replace them, but somehow a few of the artificial fish escape and adulterate natural fish stocks. It is now possible to catch a "wild" salmon and find a genetic copyright marker in its DNA. Since food has become more expensive, class wars ravage the third world and Eastern Europe, in an echo of the 1920s. New technologies reduce fossil fuel usage, but increase radioactive output and toxic landfill as discarded power packs become common.

2015 - Increased dependence on agriculture means big business for countries with an abundance of land, leading South American and East Asian nations to replace their remaining natural forest with agricultural space. The resulting runoff contributes to ocean pollution, and radically cuts back on the number of food species available for natural fish. Within twenty years, with a few exceptions in the deep water, "fish" will be something seen in museums. Speaking of runoff, in North America enough fertilizers, paints, propellants, preservatives and household chemicals including pharmaceuticals will have made it into the natural water supply that most native species are experience genetic degradation and as a result, their numbers are falling. It's still pleasant enough to go to nature parks; the difference is invisible to an untrained eye.

2020 - The only remaining open land is natural parks. The population in North America has swelled to over a billion, most of whom are daily consumers of fossil fuels and plastic products. As a result, wars in the Middle East, Asia and former Soviet Union break out for control of the remaining oil supply, with the UN, China-Russia-India axis and Arab nations duking it out for supremacy. America's professional army experiences heavy losses, and a draft is enacted, sending a population designed mostly for service industry jobs into a disastrous war. Although peace is assured by the treaty of Haifa in 2023, the vast numbers of maimed, wounded and insane returning further damage America's economy. Almost all American jobs are outsourced except a tiny number of intellectual property creators and the bulk of the population, who work in service jobs selling products to one another.

2029 - Who would have thought it: in a collapse reminiscent of the Great Depression, America's economy bottoms out. The government owed more money than it could repay; industry lagged behind, as it had huge and unquestioning domestic markets which did not encourage competition, and when the economy ran out of new natural resources and land to develop, the consumer debt bubble, rumored to be worth three times the most liberal calculations of future worker output, exploded, and the dollar became nearly worthless. Unemployment zooms to 32% and most communities collapse into near anarchy; a military police force is created to restore order. Oil is now officially too rare to use for daily power, so nuclear plants proliferate, as does the use of dirtier fuels like coal.

(2031 - Writer and dissident Craig Smith is executed for "information terrorism" under the provisions of the Saving American Freedoms Electronically (SAFE) act of 2024.)

2037 - America has partitioned itself into several substates. However, as the Northwestern ones are the wealthiest, a brutal class war now pits the former city dwellers against more rural populations, resulting in a devastating revolution that decimates the wealthier and more educated classes. Five years later, the Chinese invade. Lacking the intellectual capital and resourceful inventors of past generations, the new American Protectorate launches on an ill-advised war against Mexico for natural resources. After destruction ravages both nations for a decade, both Canada and Mexico are absorbed by the American Protectorate.

2042 - As industry has expanded, most notably in the third world, it has been unprofitable to use filtration devices on exhaust smoke. In addition, increased use of nuclear facilities and testing, and widespread distribution of pesticides and burning of plastics, has made the air toxic. It is now not advised to go outside without a respirator, even in Northern Europe. As a consequence, the remaining forests are denuded by acidic rain and diseases whose cause has never been scientifically verified, but is rumored to be the wide number of mutagenic agents employed by technological society.

2051 - Europe has fought hard to stay in the International financial game, and has won by a reasonable margin, but at the expense of importing labor from the south. These laborers now rise up, and Europe is wracked by violent revolutions which resemble what happened in Russia in 1917. After two decades of violence, peace is restored by the Union Empire, a generally homogenous population comprised of the former states of Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. The people here now resemble those of border towns in the American Southwest during the 1890s, being of partial Euripid, Asiatic and Negroid derivation. English and Farsi become the official languages of Europe as the Union Empire expands to subjugate the remnants of former Scandinavian, Eastern European and Baltic States.

2064 - Groundwater has been toxic for many years, but at this point, the creatures which exist in the remaining wild are mutated and destructive - especially the smallest ones. A new series of viruses and necrotizing bacteria attack Northern Europe, reminiscent of the Black Plague of the 1300s, carrying off countless individuals and weakening the population as a whole. An influenza epidemic wracks the former Soviet Union, causing it to be absorbed by China because it is as a state too weak to maintain itself, having lost a third of its population with another 15 million paralyzed or otherwise invalid from the disease.

2069 - The Chinese Empire, itself facing vast internal problems of class warfare and lack of space, comes crashing into Europe and dominates what is left of the population there. Since both America and Europe have atrophied from within, resistance is weak and incompetent, and rapidly crushed. This unrest essentially destroys the Chinese space program, which as America and Europe are no longer able to produce such things, was the last of its kind. Humanity is earthbound for the long-term. During this year, the last race war is waged in Northern Africa, and ends when peacemakers from the Indian Army level the entire area with cluster bombs and fuel-air explosives. Global climate change raises the temperature by 15 C worldwide, but the debate as to whether this is from human causes or natural ones is never resolved scientifically. Melting ice caps reduce the amount of usable land, causing people to irrigate and settle the last of the world's deserts.

2081 - The cancer rate approaches 100%. While there is no scientific evidence for this, hearsay suggests a connection between the industrial revolution, at which point the cancer rate began its climb, and the 50% certainty of death by cancer that became obvious by the early years of the twenty-first century. Additional chemicals poured into air, water and land have raised this likelihood, as has the depletion of ozone and other atmospheric layers, permitting unfiltered sunlight to slam the earth. Those who still have wealth now spend it on filtration suits which cover the entire body when travel outside is needed. The American and European populations are now an ethnic group that resembles the lower castes of 1990s India, and most are too impoverished to afford such gear. As a result, the population is crippled by caring for its own.

2096 - Another year of record profits benefits the international trading firms of the middle east and far Asia. Earth's population, at over twenty billion, has devoured every available open area. Even national parks in the former United States have been consumed. As a result, biodiversity outside of the human race has plummetted, and of the estimated billions of wild species once present on the planet, only a handful remain - those that coexist well with human settlement. As most people work for near minimum wage in order to pay off debts to corporations for cancer removal, air filtration and housing, there is no chance of any political movement to oppose the system as it is. Further, thanks to mandated international travel by most employers, the human species has become one race of indeterminate parentage, and culture is something featured only in late-night television.

2112 - The human race now resembles its condition nearly a half-million years before, being of an average intelligence of 85 IQ points. The corporations which made vast profit have collapsed inward, and class struggles have wiped out the corporate masters, but a hundred years of servitude to bureaucratic jobs has taken its toll on the people, who have now been bred for compliance more than creativity and thus cannot resurrect the technology created by others. Society collapses from within as people cannibalize what is left of the former order. Disease, internal warfare, starvation and toxic poisoning have eliminated over 60% of the human population, and the remaining seven billion live in poverty. However, since there is no natural land, when the last of the industrial farms collapse, the population starves or dies in a series of apocalyptic "food wars." By 2150, only a greyed and lifeless planetary surface remains.

If we don't act - regardless of whether these figures are off by even several centuries - this is the downhill slide upon which humanity has embarked. Our breeding has already been affected, and now for several centuries we have drowned out the creative thinkers in a flood of paper-pushers, order-fillers and bureaucrats, so it is possible there is no one left to even hear. Should nothing change in how we approach our government and society - you do not stave off this vast problem by voting for Option A over Option B, or by organizing non-profit advocacy groups - this is the inevitable future, and while the ultimate elimination of the human race might seem like justice, consider what we and our planet will have lost.

Craig Smith (03/02/05)

http://www.nazi.org/nazi/policy/act/

Naggaroth
Thursday, March 3rd, 2005, 06:18 PM
If We Don't

2008 - Overfishing, in order to feed populations that, now empowered with technology, are breeding faster than before, finally depletes natural fish stocks to the point where there are not enough individuals to keep breeding healthy fish. Genetically modified species in fish farms replace them, but somehow a few of the artificial fish escape and adulterate natural fish stocks. It is now possible to catch a "wild" salmon and find a genetic copyright marker in its DNA. Since food has become more expensive, class wars ravage the third world and Eastern Europe, in an echo of the 1920s. New technologies reduce fossil fuel usage, but increase radioactive output and toxic landfill as discarded power packs become common.

2015 - Increased dependence on agriculture means big business for countries with an abundance of land, leading South American and East Asian nations to replace their remaining natural forest with agricultural space. The resulting runoff contributes to ocean pollution, and radically cuts back on the number of food species available for natural fish. Within twenty years, with a few exceptions in the deep water, "fish" will be something seen in museums. Speaking of runoff, in North America enough fertilizers, paints, propellants, preservatives and household chemicals including pharmaceuticals will have made it into the natural water supply that most native species are experience genetic degradation and as a result, their numbers are falling. It's still pleasant enough to go to nature parks; the difference is invisible to an untrained eye.

2020 - The only remaining open land is natural parks. The population in North America has swelled to over a billion, most of whom are daily consumers of fossil fuels and plastic products. As a result, wars in the Middle East, Asia and former Soviet Union break out for control of the remaining oil supply, with the UN, China-Russia-India axis and Arab nations duking it out for supremacy. America's professional army experiences heavy losses, and a draft is enacted, sending a population designed mostly for service industry jobs into a disastrous war. Although peace is assured by the treaty of Haifa in 2023, the vast numbers of maimed, wounded and insane returning further damage America's economy. Almost all American jobs are outsourced except a tiny number of intellectual property creators and the bulk of the population, who work in service jobs selling products to one another.

2029 - Who would have thought it: in a collapse reminiscent of the Great Depression, America's economy bottoms out. The government owed more money than it could repay; industry lagged behind, as it had huge and unquestioning domestic markets which did not encourage competition, and when the economy ran out of new natural resources and land to develop, the consumer debt bubble, rumored to be worth three times the most liberal calculations of future worker output, exploded, and the dollar became nearly worthless. Unemployment zooms to 32% and most communities collapse into near anarchy; a military police force is created to restore order. Oil is now officially too rare to use for daily power, so nuclear plants proliferate, as does the use of dirtier fuels like coal.

(2031 - Writer and dissident Craig Smith is executed for "information terrorism" under the provisions of the Saving American Freedoms Electronically (SAFE) act of 2024.)

2037 - America has partitioned itself into several substates. However, as the Northwestern ones are the wealthiest, a brutal class war now pits the former city dwellers against more rural populations, resulting in a devastating revolution that decimates the wealthier and more educated classes. Five years later, the Chinese invade. Lacking the intellectual capital and resourceful inventors of past generations, the new American Protectorate launches on an ill-advised war against Mexico for natural resources. After destruction ravages both nations for a decade, both Canada and Mexico are absorbed by the American Protectorate.

2042 - As industry has expanded, most notably in the third world, it has been unprofitable to use filtration devices on exhaust smoke. In addition, increased use of nuclear facilities and testing, and widespread distribution of pesticides and burning of plastics, has made the air toxic. It is now not advised to go outside without a respirator, even in Northern Europe. As a consequence, the remaining forests are denuded by acidic rain and diseases whose cause has never been scientifically verified, but is rumored to be the wide number of mutagenic agents employed by technological society.

2051 - Europe has fought hard to stay in the International financial game, and has won by a reasonable margin, but at the expense of importing labor from the south. These laborers now rise up, and Europe is wracked by violent revolutions which resemble what happened in Russia in 1917. After two decades of violence, peace is restored by the Union Empire, a generally homogenous population comprised of the former states of Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. The people here now resemble those of border towns in the American Southwest during the 1890s, being of partial Euripid, Asiatic and Negroid derivation. English and Farsi become the official languages of Europe as the Union Empire expands to subjugate the remnants of former Scandinavian, Eastern European and Baltic States.

2064 - Groundwater has been toxic for many years, but at this point, the creatures which exist in the remaining wild are mutated and destructive - especially the smallest ones. A new series of viruses and necrotizing bacteria attack Northern Europe, reminiscent of the Black Plague of the 1300s, carrying off countless individuals and weakening the population as a whole. An influenza epidemic wracks the former Soviet Union, causing it to be absorbed by China because it is as a state too weak to maintain itself, having lost a third of its population with another 15 million paralyzed or otherwise invalid from the disease.

2069 - The Chinese Empire, itself facing vast internal problems of class warfare and lack of space, comes crashing into Europe and dominates what is left of the population there. Since both America and Europe have atrophied from within, resistance is weak and incompetent, and rapidly crushed. This unrest essentially destroys the Chinese space program, which as America and Europe are no longer able to produce such things, was the last of its kind. Humanity is earthbound for the long-term. During this year, the last race war is waged in Northern Africa, and ends when peacemakers from the Indian Army level the entire area with cluster bombs and fuel-air explosives. Global climate change raises the temperature by 15 C worldwide, but the debate as to whether this is from human causes or natural ones is never resolved scientifically. Melting ice caps reduce the amount of usable land, causing people to irrigate and settle the last of the world's deserts.

2081 - The cancer rate approaches 100%. While there is no scientific evidence for this, hearsay suggests a connection between the industrial revolution, at which point the cancer rate began its climb, and the 50% certainty of death by cancer that became obvious by the early years of the twenty-first century. Additional chemicals poured into air, water and land have raised this likelihood, as has the depletion of ozone and other atmospheric layers, permitting unfiltered sunlight to slam the earth. Those who still have wealth now spend it on filtration suits which cover the entire body when travel outside is needed. The American and European populations are now an ethnic group that resembles the lower castes of 1990s India, and most are too impoverished to afford such gear. As a result, the population is crippled by caring for its own.

2096 - Another year of record profits benefits the international trading firms of the middle east and far Asia. Earth's population, at over twenty billion, has devoured every available open area. Even national parks in the former United States have been consumed. As a result, biodiversity outside of the human race has plummetted, and of the estimated billions of wild species once present on the planet, only a handful remain - those that coexist well with human settlement. As most people work for near minimum wage in order to pay off debts to corporations for cancer removal, air filtration and housing, there is no chance of any political movement to oppose the system as it is. Further, thanks to mandated international travel by most employers, the human species has become one race of indeterminate parentage, and culture is something featured only in late-night television.

2112 - The human race now resembles its condition nearly a half-million years before, being of an average intelligence of 85 IQ points. The corporations which made vast profit have collapsed inward, and class struggles have wiped out the corporate masters, but a hundred years of servitude to bureaucratic jobs has taken its toll on the people, who have now been bred for compliance more than creativity and thus cannot resurrect the technology created by others. Society collapses from within as people cannibalize what is left of the former order. Disease, internal warfare, starvation and toxic poisoning have eliminated over 60% of the human population, and the remaining seven billion live in poverty. However, since there is no natural land, when the last of the industrial farms collapse, the population starves or dies in a series of apocalyptic "food wars." By 2150, only a greyed and lifeless planetary surface remains.

If we don't act - regardless of whether these figures are off by even several centuries - this is the downhill slide upon which humanity has embarked. Our breeding has already been affected, and now for several centuries we have drowned out the creative thinkers in a flood of paper-pushers, order-fillers and bureaucrats, so it is possible there is no one left to even hear. Should nothing change in how we approach our government and society - you do not stave off this vast problem by voting for Option A over Option B, or by organizing non-profit advocacy groups - this is the inevitable future, and while the ultimate elimination of the human race might seem like justice, consider what we and our planet will have lost.

Craig Smith (03/02/05)

http://www.nazi.org/nazi/policy/act/


I hope that you are aware of that this is impossible to forsee! I also hope you reallise that even Hávamál and Nostradamus couldn't forsee what will happen in the future. Yes, you can forsee that you, me and everybody else is going to die. You can also say that our Sun is going to explode, but still, you can not know wether it is going to be a black hole or even a hvite or brown dwarf. That is impossible. Even the Black Box we disgussed can't tell us what will happen in the future.

You can say that all races will disapear, but how can you say it will? It is impossible. Why? Because non can describe it in detail or tell if if is going to happen. That is the same as Frodo and Gandalf was disgussing in Lord of the Rings, You can't deside what will happen because that is impossible.

If you know what will happen, then you must be GOD, and I don't think anyone of us in here is GOD or Odin for that sake. :viking4:

infoterror
Wednesday, March 9th, 2005, 05:11 AM
It is not a binary "can predict the future" / "cannot predict the future" but a matter of tracing logical conclusions to varying degree of success. I think your view is somewhat more ecclesiastical than mine.

Todesritter
Wednesday, March 9th, 2005, 05:33 AM
There was a study that in America, a certain propellant used in munitions and rocket fuel is now showing up in alarming quantities in human breast milk.

(If requested, I can provide a link, for anyone interested, who has not already heard of this.)

This propellant apparently does terrible things to the development of babies, particularly with regard to Thyroid development, which impacts most hormonal and biochemical conditions in people.

** This falls in line with the 2015 prediction, though it is happening already, and not just effecting other species, but also humans.