James Howard Kunstler has an excellent Clusterfuck Nation post today, with one bit of delusion. And that delusion is that “ethnic cleansing” is the only possible result of the emerging collective White consciousness and identity:
the white trash elements of the country,
I just hope this sucker doesn’t resolve into an ugly bout of attempted ethnic cleansing
Visions of ethnic cleansing by these Tea Party moms and dads is the “Hollywood Nazi Nightmare,” They are just pissed off. They aren’t getting ready to commit “ethnic cleansing.” That sounds like the fever swamps of the cinema addled, Holocaust haunted rich who think Schindler’s List is actual footage. Kind of like when Ronald Reagan remembered a war story that was from a movie, but thought it was real life. It’s perfectly ridiculous.
And the American youth, the White American youth have a very energetic DIY culture going on. We are going to shed consumerism and growth capitalism like a snake shedding an old skin.
Of course, shedding this snake skin of the Petroleum Age shall restructure the economy and probably the Goldman Sachs casino activity will become much reduced just out of necessity. I think the real nightmare of the bankers is not scaffolds or mobs, but just the possibility that they will lose their “pushbutton magic” over the world.
The writer John Robb is not so blinded by Hollywood Nazi paranoia, and talks about “collapse” as a natural occurrence:
HOW STARTERS BOOTSTRAP RESILIENCE
Almost all of the ills of the coming future, from
rising insecurity to
the end of middle class prosperity
can be used by starters (social, cultural, and economic entrepreneurs, risk takers, organizers, leaders, etc. that want to build a better future) to bootstrap* networked resilient communities. Another way to look at this: think of ongoing disruptions as a normal part of how a modern market functions, not as an anomalous event, and act accordingly.
Here’s a simple example:
Starters can use shortages and price spikes (common disruptions) in critical commodities as a way to attach customers to secure local supplies. These relationships, secured by long term contracts (fairly priced), provide preferential treatment during future disruptions. Think of this in terms of food, power, energy, security, etc.
*A bootstrap is a process of building something from the ground up through small, incremental steps. Each step adds to the previous until a fully functional systems is finally realized. The benefits of this approach include: low cost and few barriers to entry. This is how a computer starts when you turn it on. It’s also a popular term: as in “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.”
Posted by John Robb on Thursday, 22 April 2010 at 12:52 PM | Permalink
My attic is always available to Jim if there’s ever a “red white and blue pogrom.” I swear on my Aryan honor that I won’t turn him over to the Tea Party Gestapo or the Glenn Beck Schutzstaffel.
There is a certain fear of the unknown of losing the power that “Blankfein, Rubin and Madoff” represented. Will a loss of Jewish power turn into a Holocaust? How do they climb down from the perch of such far reaching power? It’s a frightening thing for them. Those who were under them might want revenge.
But I think we don’t want revenge, we just want a competent civilization. Banksters don’t make good rulers. We need, and we will get decentralized economy and decentralized power, which will be much more competent than what is currently going on. There is much more up our sleeves than “ethnic cleansing.”