What were they, psychos?
Did they look like psychos? They were fucking vampires! Psychos don’t EXPLODE when sunlight hits them, I don’t care how crazy they are!
-From Dusk Till Dawn
Have I mentioned how much I appreciate my fellow bloggers? They’re great. Tim is quite clearly some sort of machine. He poses more questions in one day than I would in a month. And he’s got enough people plugged into his site that he can actually make some headway on it. Saves me so much time that I might have to spend making definitions and hashing out points at some time in the future. Lets me concentrate on the big picture. Thank god. I admire Tim’s ravenous curiousity and socratic commitment. My orientation is a bit different. He poses questions. I preffer to share my conclusions, or the process of coming to conclusions anyway.
Max is a delight. It’s so refreshing to see someone who can take a thought of yours and expand on it in ways you couldn’t have anticipated. He’s been such an aide to me so far, although I’m sure he wouldn’t think of it in those terms.
These last two post have been a sort of trial run on bringing some of the harder edge peak-oil conspiracy folk to the table, because I think it’s important to have that more concrete mentality alongside the esoteric and metaphysical crew that seems to form my core audience. There’s another aspect to it as well, but that’ll come in at the end of this missive.
My ranting on about Occam’s razor was sort of setting up a line of thinking that I’ll explore here, which is what I feel are the grave risks to seeking the ‘simplest’ explanation to a situation. That sort of thing is fine in an investigation. You want an answer that fits the facts, that makes sense, that satisifies the need for predictions.
What I have come to think, is that things are coming to a point where we may have to deal with the true intentions of the people who rule this world right now. The time may be coming for everyone to put their cards on the table. In a situation like that, My belief is that we have to make plans based on what is possible, not what is likely.
It’s likely, and therefore, a popular article of faith for many people, for instance, that most of the ruling elites are simply self interested narcissists and criminals. Spoiled children with too much power. They can barely run their own lives, let alone ours. They only succeed because of historical momentum and lots of money. It is likely that most of them have no more idea of what’s going on than we do, and there is no grand conspiracy, only a bunch of secretive gangs who are too shortsighted to avert the coming global catastophe. In the aftermath of the coming global crisis, we’ll just be dealing with the same kind of bullshit we do now, or else they’ll hide under some mountain and leave us alone.
That’s the simplest explanation, and that’s what is likely. Right?
There’s a few problems with that. First of all, it assumes that the rulers of this world are stupid. It assumes that we have a better understanding of what is happening and why, than they do. It assumes that we are hipper, more plugged in, more spiritually advanced, whathaveyou. The whole ‘likely’ scenario is really based on the need to belittle these people, to comfort ourselves into thinking that because we have no control over what’s going on, neither does anyone else. We need to feel smarter, more spiritual, morally superior, to the guys who make things what they are.
It may be that just as we all feel things have gotten as bad as they can get, that we’ll get to see the masks really drop.
And that’s when we might find we’ve been training for a much different game than the one we’re going to end up playing.