CHRISTOPHER CLUGSTON ~ BLIP ~ 2019

~ T-N-C-E-P-I-TLTWWMV-HE-IOTCU-HIAIC ~ The – Nature-Centered – Ecological – Perspective – Is – The Lens Through Which We Must View – Human Existence – In Order To Correctly Understand – Human Industrialism And Its Consequences

~ R-TLTWTVMOHCV-HE-IT-H-C-A-P-WRUIOAUO-P/P/F-C ~ Regrettably – The Lens Through Which The Vast Majority Of Humankind Currently Views – Human Existence – Is The – Human-Centered – Anthropocentric – Perspective – Which Renders Us Incapable Of Accurately Understanding Our – Past / Present / Future – Circumstances

~ HE-IGBO-NE-PB-ER:RNR+NNR=NH-WEALOE ~ Human Existence – Is Governed By Our – Natural Environment – Particularly By – Earth Resources: Renewable Natural Resources + Nonrenewable Natural Resources + Natural Habitats – Which Enable All Life On Earth

~ OS-HS-I-E-B-N-E-A-I-STTS-NL-TAT-AOES ~ Our Species – Homo Sapiens – Is – Exceptional – But – Not – Exemptional – And – Is – Subject To The Same – Natural Laws – That Apply To – All Other Earth Species

~ ERD-DANR-AARTETRAWIIR-O-DANH-AARTETRAWIIR-I-U ~ Earth Resource Overexploitation – Depleting A Natural Resource – At A Rate That Exceeds The Rate At Which It Is Replenished – Or – Degrading A Natural Habitat – At A Rate That Exceeds The Rate At Which It Is Regenerated – Is – Unsustainable

~ WAN-E-WAMT-EFB-OA-O-T-RD-NL-A-WATUAUVOOOI ~ We Are Not – Exemptional – We Are Merely The – Extraordinarily Fortunate Beneficiaries – Of A – One-Time – Rapidly Depleting – Natural Legacy – And – We Are The Unwitting And Unfortunate Victims Of Our Own Ingenuity

~ BL ~ Biodiversity Loss

~ SWB ~ Societal Wellbeing Improvement

~ GNNRSI ~ Global Nonrenewable Natural Resources Scarcity Indicators

~ GNNRSC ~ Global Nonrenewable Natural Resources Scarcity Consequences

~ TPIBHTF-H-G-T-A-WTISABHCOFS ~ The Primary Impetus Behind Humanity’s Transition From – Hunter-Gather – To – Agriculturalists – Was The Increased Security Afforded By Human Control Over Food Supplies

~ SW-CDH-AE-WUTS-ASLHB-RTT-IHMLS ~ Surplus Wealth – Created During Humanity’s – Agrarian Era – Was Used To Support – Additional Subsistence Level Human Beings – Rather Than To – Improve Human Material Living Standards

~ A-GBT-HC-WE-L/N/TSM-HC-AE-HUIO-W/O/F/D-WRT-CDAOHQOL-AW(AB)AQS ~ Agrarianism – Gave Birth To – Human Civilization – Which Engendered – Literacy / Numeracy / The Scientific Method – Human Civilization – Also Engendered – Historically Unprecedented Instances Of – War / Oppression / Famine / Disease – With Respect To – Cultural Development And Overall Human Quality Of Life – Agrarianism Was (At Best) At Qualified Success

~ IIITOTEO-I-O-HSW-TSTWITIWC-‘N’-AABNFHHP ~ It Is Impossible To Overstate The Effect Of – Industrialism – On – Human Societal Wellbeing – The Lifestyles That We In The Industrialized World Consider – “Normal” – Are Anything But Normal From Humanity’s Historical Perspective

~ Y-OTHUOAP-WHCTB-WTOQ-T-GA-EV-NNR-WRSTPTIWOLTWWHBA ~ Yet – Owing To Humanity’s Unfailingly Optimistic Anthropocentric Perspective – We Have Continued To Believe – Without Thought Or Question – That – Globally Available – Economically Viable – Nonrenewable Natural Resources – Will Remain Sufficient To Perpetuate The Industrial Way Of Life To Which We Have Become Accustomed

~ F-M-WFA-IGD-LOG-LA ~ Future – Mining – Will Face An – Increasing Geological Distance – Lower Ore Grade – Less Accessible

~ HS-A-ES-N-A-ES ~ Homo Sapiens – An – Exceptional Species – Not – An – Exemptional Species

~ IW-A-GE-TST-C-EUF-TPO-E ~ It Was – A – Gross Exaggeration – To Suppose That – Culture – Exempted Us From – The Principles Of – Ecology

~ PPP ~ Pseudo Purchasing Power

~ RGAB-A-A-Y-U-LOM ~ Reinflated Global Asset Bubbles – And – As-Yet-Unknown – Levels Of Malinvestment

~ S-N-B-T-FAM-S-RPEBAINB ~ Sweeping – Never-Before-Tried – Fiscal And Monetary – Stimulus – Reinflated Previously Existing Bubbles And Inflated New Bubbles

~ HCD ~ Human Cultural Deterioration

~ HIPBAAOIS-P/E/S-P-WACB-ID-P/E/S-B ~ Humanity Is Plagued By An Array Of Increasingly Severe – Political / Economic / Societal – Problems – Which Are Caused By – Increasingly Dysfunctional – Political / Economic / Societal – Behavior

~ DCC-T-IC-OO-UEREB ~ Deteriorating Cultural Circumstances – The – Inevitable Consequence – Of Our – Unsustainable Earth Resource Exploitation Behavior

~ HPI-B-B-N-E-B ~ Humanity’s Predicament Is – Geologically-Based – Not – Economically-Based

~ IH-IET-IS-AW-TUOOILP-NS-NIT-T-S-UAV ~ Industrial Humanity – Is Experiencing The – Increasing Stress – Associated With – The Unravelling Of Our Industrial Lifestyle Paradigm – Nature’s Squeeze – Manifesting Itself Through – Increasing – Societal – Unrest And Violence

~ IHS-IP:D-PAI-T-F-N-R-A-IS-NNR-TEOIWOL-A-OVE ~ Industrial Humanity’s Self-Inflicted Predicament: Depleting – Persistently And Increasingly – The – Finite – Non-Replenishing – And – Increasingly Scarce – Nonrenewable Natural Resources – That Enable Our Industrial Way Of Life – And – Our Very Existence

~ H-HEIA-TDWN-STIOO-IR-N300YA-WHBTUFB-A-O-T-RD-NL-A-WATUVOOOI-A-WWSDTHIRAM300Y-‘B’ ~ Humankind – Has Existed In A – Terminal Disequilibrium With Nature – Since The Inception Of Our – Industrial Revolution – Nearly 300 Years Ago – We Have Been The Uniquely Fortunate Beneficiaries – A – One-Time – Rapidly Depleting – Natural Legacy – And – We Are The Unwitting Victims Of Our Own Ingenuity – And – We Will Soon Discover That Human Industrialism Represents A Mere 300 Year – “Blip”

~ FHP ~ Faltering Human Prosperity

~ A-C/T/CD-BOA-GWT-A/I/A-BOS-T-GP-WBI-F-A-A-V ~ As – Compassion / Tolerance / Common Decency – Born Of Abundance – Give Way To – Assertiveness / Intolerance / Aggression – Borne Of Scarcity – The – General Populace – Will Become Increasingly – Frustrated / Angry / Violent

~ AO-OPAIIC-WI-AW-TRTO-ON-O-CMAM-HBDBO-NN-O-CLAL ~ Awareness Of – Our Predicament And Its Inevitable Consequences – Will Increase – As Will – The Realization That Our – Old Normal – Of – Continuously More And More – Has Been Displaced By Our – New Normal – Of – Continuously Less And Less

~ O-GSC-W-C-W-S/I/N-C-GOHB-FTIW-S-RNR-ETSTS-O-W-HBE ~ Our – Global Societal Collapse – Will – Culminate – When – Small / Isolated / Non-Competing – Groups Of Human Beings – Find Themselves In Areas Where – Sufficient – Renewable Natural Resources – Exist To Support Them Sustainably – Or – When – Humankind Becomes Extinct

~ IBAGR ~ It’s Been A Great Ride

CHRIS HEDGES ~ UNSPEAKABLE ~ 2016

~ TMYNAYF ~ The Moment You Need Adulation You’re Finished

~ T-V-I-SAS-M-INPA-FT-B-A-KUC ~ The – Vast – Internal – Security And Surveillance – Machine – Is Not Primarily About – Fighting Terrorism – But – About – Keeping Us Contained

~ M/P/S-WAAESBI ~ Money / Power / Status – We Are All Easily Seduced By Idols

~ IIA-E-ACTT-WABP-YWTGTSO-B-NOEI-OVF ~ It Is About – Empathy – A Commitment To Those – Who Are Being Persecuted – You Want To Get Their Story Out – Because – No One Else Is – Or – Very Few

~ VAGAW-SATS ~ Violence Against Girls And Women – Still A Taboo Subject

~ HB-ETWCAOEE-HANTSTAG-TEIEFOS-DTMTFP ~ Human Beings – Even Those Who Commit Acts Of Extraordinary Evil – Have A Need To See Themselves As Good – They Engage In Extraordinary Forms Of Self-Deception To Make This Fiction Possible

~ LA-CCTC-WHBHT-CS-A-EMIS-T-EDR-TRU-TAI-I-ES-SM-STS-C-CIOCI ~ Like All – Civilizations Careening Toward Collapse – We Have Become Hostage To – Complex Structures – And – Ever More Intricate Specialization – To – Exploit Diminishing Resources – Technocrats Rule Us – Trained And Indoctrinated – In – Elite Schools – Systems Managers – Serve The System – Cannot – Critique It Or Challenge It

~ WCS-JAT-O-PAP-TMW-MC-W-TWS-PAP-TMW-DOCF-JAT ~ We Can Serve – Justice And Truth – Or – Privilege And Power – The More We – Make Compromises – With – Those Who Serve – Privilege And Power – The More We – Diminish Our Capacity For – Justice And Truth

~ TH-WYRU-T-ST-N-ATTP-B-PKWID-B-A-TAP-YAAC-T-AFOH ~ Throughout History – When You Rise Up – To – Speak Truth – Not – A Truth To Power – Because – Power Knows What It Does – But – A – Truth About Power – You’re Almost Always Crushed – That’s – A Fact Of History

CHRIS HEDGES ~ WAGES OF REBELLION ~ 2015

~ T-D-E-E–TATQHBATDOTGM-HF-TPPTWTHRTLSOWT-T-DEHBEAAL ~ The – Disastrous – Economic – Experiment – That Attempted To Organize Human Behavior Around The Dictates Of The Global Marketplace – Has Failed – The Promised Prosperity That Was To Have Raised The Living Standards Of Workers Through Trickle-Down Economics Has Been Exposed As A Lie

~ A-T-GO-HAOW-A-P-C-G-TAT-CG-TS-CP ~ A Tiny – Global Oligarchy – Has Amassed Obscene Wealth – And – Pliable – Corrupt – Governments – That Abandon The – Common Good – To Serve – Corporate Profit

~ GTCETANIG-A-RTMOSTFTIOTIG-ANLCORRITOC ~ Governments That Cater Exclusively To A Narrow Interest Group – And – Redirect The Machinery Of State To Furthering The Interests Of That Interest Group – Are No Longer Capable Of Responding Rationally In Times Of Crisis

~ LOST-T-BO-C-FHAB-WI-CU/U/SODW/CDP/CI/TMLDAOHBDMAF ~ Looting Of State Treasuries – To – Bail Out – Corrupt – Financial Houses And Banks – While Ignoring – Chronic Unemployment / Underemployment / Stagnant Or Declining Wages / Crippling Debt Peonage / Collapsing Infrastructure / The Millions Left Destitute And Often Homeless By Deceptive Mortgages And Foreclosures

~ RTT-TO-BBOGACBTN ~ Revolutions Take Time – They’re Often – Begun By One Generation And Completed By The Next

~ EAEC-WCTT-SBAC ~ Economic And Environmental Catastrophes – Will Converge To Trigger – Systems Breakdown And Collapse

~ O-O-W-MB-ULOCFTGNOTD ~ Obscenity – Of – Wealth – Matched By – Utter Lack Of Concern For The Growing Numbers Of The Destitute

~ GITHOS-APRFCAASGOO ~ Government In The Hands Of Speculators – A Protection Racket For Corporations And A Small Group Of Oligarchs

~ AAOHETCB-MOQ-B/T/L/G/TSFM/TSWOOM-A-IAR ~ All Aspects Of Human Existence That Cannot Be – Measured Or Quantified – Beauty / Truth / Love / Grief / The Search For Meaning / The Struggle With Our Own Mortality – Are – Ignored And Ridiculed

~ NO-LU-CS-STDAAAT-W-C/P/H-A-R/S/A-CBDA-F ~ No One Who – Lives Under – Constant Surveillance – Subject To Detention Anywhere At Any Time Whose – Conversations / Proclivities / Habits – Are – Recorded / Stored / Analyzed – Can Be Described As – Free

~ TS-ALAR-W-CTUADT ~ Totalitarian Systems – Abolishes Liberty And Rights – While – Claiming To Uphold And Defend Them

~ AT-NLAL-WCB-TOAOLUIBDDP-A-BSUWW ~ According To – New Laws And Legislation – We Can Be – Tortured Or Assassinated Or Locked Up Indefinitely – Be Denied Due Process – And – Be Spied Upon Without Warrants

~A -FSOD-A-ATC ~ A – Fictitious Shell Of Democracy – And – A Totalitarian Core

~ L-HB-AGFOP ~ Lies – Have Become – A Grotesque Form Of Patriotism

~ T-COR-ITHO-T-HBA-AI ~ The – Cult Of Rationality – In The Hands Of – Technocrats – Has Become An – Absolutist Ideology

~ TUPAAIC-TCABRFTROU ~ The Urban Poor Are Already In Chains – These Chains Are Being Readied For The Rest Of Us

~ EITMIA ~ Empathy Is The Most Important Asset

~ TWF-WAN ~ They Were First – We Are Next

~ NOBOIWTJFCT-2008FM-TDOJMTDIIATDIP ~ Not One Banker Or Investor Went To Jail For Causing The – 2008 Financial Meltdown – The Disparity Of Justice Mirrored The Disparity In Incomes And The Disparity In Power

~ TLOVAPV ~ The Language Of Violence Always Presages Violence

~ IWDNSR-TUATP-BITE-GT-JARFCD-T-T-RAV-WBA-FBC ~ If We Do Not Swiftly Reincorporate – The Unemployed And The Poor – Back Into The Economy – Giving Them – Jobs And Relief From Crippling Debt – Then – The – Racism And Violence – Will Become A – Full-Blown Conflagration

~ TD-WIASWALICE-FNIOOM ~ The Desperate – Whose Identities And Self-Worth Are Lost In Collapsing Economies – Fashion New Identities Out Of Myth

~ WHLCICWWIM-HLMBD ~ When Human Law Comes Into Conflict With What Is Moral – Human Law Must Be Defied

~ TDNIATOREITBC ~ To Do Nothing In A Time Of Radical Evil Is To Be Complicit

STANLEY MILGRAM ~ OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY ~ 1974

~ O-IT-PM-TL-IA-T-PP-T-DCTB-T-SOA ~ Obedience – Is The – Psychological Mechanism – That Links – Individual Action – To – Political Purpose – The – Dispositional Cement That Binds – To – Systems Of Authority

OP-SDTJ-A-WAPHOTP-CBAIATDP ~ Ordinary People – Simply Doing Their Jobs – And – Without Any Particular Hostility On Their Part – Can Become Agents In A Terrible Destructive Process

~ EWTDEOTWBPC-A-TAATCOAIWFSOM-RFPHTRNTRA-AVOIADACIP ~ Even When The Destructive Effects Of Their Work Become Patently Clear – And – They Are Asked To Carry Out Actions Incompatible With Fundamental Standards Of Morality – Relatively Few People Have The Resources Needed To Resist Authority – A Variety Of Inhibitions Against Disobeying Authority Come Into Play

~ SBIOA-IIETCTAOTBS ~ Sitting Back In One’s Armchair – It Is Easy To Condemn The Actions Of The Obedient Subjects

~ MF-CBSAWRE-B-ACROTIASF ~ Moral Factors – Can Be Shunted Aside With Relative Ease – By – A Calculated Restructuring Of The Informational And Social Field

~ ‘IWDWIWT’ ~ “I Was Just Doing What I Was Told”

~ A-T-AAIQ-TFTAEHIOAM ~ A – Tendency – Attributing An Impersonal Quality – To Forces That Are Essentially Human In Origin And Maintenance

~ WE? ~ Whose Experiment?

~ WSTDBSWTVS? ~ Why Should The Designer Be Served While The Victim Suffers?

~ NAOIHAUPQ-IMCBABPIIPC-B-AAATBDBIC-WNIHC-CBDITE ~ No Action Of Itself Has An Unchangeable Psychological Quality – Its Meaning Can Be Altered By Placing It In Particular Contexts – But – Allowing An Act To Be Dominated By Its Context – While Neglecting Its Human Consequences – Can Be Dangerous In The Extreme

~ SDOTV-PAMO-PJ-F-BTOTV-A-HBTCAO-M-P-A-W ~ Systematic Devaluation Of The Victim – Provides A Measure Of – Psychological Justification – For – Brutal Treatment Of The Victim – And – Has Been The Constant Accompaniment Of – Massacres – Pogroms – And – Wars

~ M-HDTV-AACO-AA ~ Many – Harshly Devalue The Victim – As A Consequence Of – Acting Against

~ B-B-T/W-A-TCSODA-MA-LAI-TCFTBAVIA ~ But – Between – Thoughts / Words – And – The Critical Step Of Disobeying A – Malevolent Authority – Lies Another Ingredient – The Capacity For Transforming Beliefs And Values Into Action

~ SFALITTMIAHSLATANTIA-‘IR’-MI-IA-CPM ~ Subjective Feelings Are Largely Irrelevant To The Moral Issue At Hand So Long As They Are Not Transformed Into Action – “Intellectual Resistance” – Merely Indulgence – In A – Consoling Psychological Mechanism

~ IIPETIR-WOIO-AILIACOEA-B-IFFTFCOTA ~ It Is Psychologically Easy To Ignore Responsibility – When One Is Only – An Intermediate Link In A Chain Of Evil Action – But – Is Far From The Final Consequences Of The Action

~ TPWAFRFTAHE-PTITMCCO-SOE-IMS ~ The Person Who Assumes Full Responsibility For The Act Has Evaporated – Perhaps This Is The Most Common Characteristic Of – Socially Organize Evil – In Modern Society

~ SITKTESI ~ Simplicity Is The Key To Effective Scientific Inquiry

~ OAMP-TOTCCTBUAIT:OSNISOAHPWINHNTTO ~ Of All Moral Principles – The One That Comes Closest To Being Universally Accepted Is This: One Should Not Inflict Suffering On A Helpless Person Who Is Neither Harmful Nor Threatening To Oneself

~ ‘ATSCBEP-TCNPTD’ ~ “Although The Shocks Can Be Extremely Painful – They Cause No Permanent Tissue Damage”

~ ‘TERTYC’ ~ “The Experiment Requires That You Continue”

~ ‘YHNOC-YMGO’ ~ “You Have No Other Choice – You Must Go On”

~ PLTSTIAFL ~ People Like To See Themselves In A Favourable Light

~ A-TPIA-P-S-S ~ Action – Takes Place In A – Physical-Social – Setting

~ OWSRATVWRMI ~ Obedience Was Significantly Reduced As The Victim Was Rendered More Immediate

~ DO-EB-EOEC ~ Diminishing Obedience – Explained By – Enrichment Of Empathic Cues

~ WTVIC-IIMDTE-FT ~ When The Victim Is Close – It Is More Difficult To Exclude – From Thought

~ TMOD ~ The Mechanism Of Denial

~ WMLNTHO-SBNHTIEL ~ We May Learn Not To Harm Others – Simply By Not Harming Them In Everyday Life

~ TFT-WANOR-MHAPEOTPPTMOBTO ~ The Fact That – We Are Near Or Remote – May Have A Powerful Effect On The Psychological Processes That Mediate Our Behavior Toward Others

~ T-C-A-V-A-PP-OT-V ~ The – Concrete – Visible – And – Proximal Presence – Of The – Victim

~ TRDSFTPM ~ The Results Differed Sharply From The Predictions Made

~ T-P-POAA-AIFCT-OOD ~ The – Physical – Presence Of An Authority – An Important Force Contributing To – Obedience Or Defiance

~ DBTACPA ~ Disagreement Between The Authorities Completely Paralyzed Action

~ AFFTHEOASHTTL-RTSFALA-ITTB ~ Action Flows From The Higher End Of A Social Hierarchy To The Lower – Responsive To Signals From A Level Above – Indifferent To Those Below

~ I-AWCBTPOHA ~ Inevitably – Action Was Controlled By The Person Of Higher Authority

~ TIIW-I-S-OTA-B-TGIS ~ The Individual Is Weak – In – Solitary – Opposition To Authority – But – The Group Is Strong

~ MS-FEO-ITSBWHATEOA ~ Mutual Support – For Each Other – Is The Strongest Bulwark We Have Against The Excesses Of Authority

~ WNR-GP-KUTTDOAAPATWCAS ~ With Numbing Regularity – Good People – Knuckle Under To The Demands Of Authority And Perform Actions That Were Callous And Severe

~ STA-I-APAPC ~ Submission To Authority – Is – A Powerful And Prepotent Condition

~ EWA-I-CCW-ARSIWCWAHBGR-WFTCHMFBP ~ Experience With Authority – Is – Continual Confrontation With – A Reward Structure In Which Compliance With Authority Has Been Generally Rewarded – While Failure To Comply Has Most Frequently Been Punished

~ ‘TP’-CWIPEGFTI-B-ISFITFTIET-COTHF ~ “The Promotion” – Carries With It Profound Emotional Gratification For The Individual – But – Its Special Feature Is The Fact That It Ensures The – Continuity Of The Hierarchical Form

~ G-AAFTKMTTPTAC;WTDON-TOIDAITD ~ Generally – Authorities Are Felt To Know More Than The Person They Are Commanding; Whether They Do Or Not – The Occasion Is Defined As If They Do

~ IINOITPTTLGTO-TMALGTT-APEICBAISOIIR ~ It Is Not Only Important To People That They Look Good To Others – They Must Also Look Good To Themselves – A Person’s Ego Ideal Can Be An Important Source Of Internal Inhibitory Regulation

~ D/T/PB-NTMS ~ Distance / Time / Physical Barriers – Neutralize The Moral Sense

~ R-MBCOIOW-IMBSTTV-WISASOH[/H]OP-F-SAB-F-SORTTGDOTV ~ Responsibility – May Be Cast Off In Other Ways – It May Be Shifted To The Victim – Who Is Seen As Bringing On His[/Her] Own Punishment – For – Stupidity And Obstinacy – From – Shifting Of Responsibility To The Gratuitous Deprecation Of The Victim

~ D-INAATCE-DRAMOIR-AT-T-IA-DOA-B-TPCIC ~ Disobedience – Is Not An Act That Comes Easily – Disobedience Requires A Mobilization Of Inner Resources – And Their – Transformation – Into A – Domain Of Action – But – The Psychic Cost Is Considerable

~ TPOD-IAGST-OHBF ~ The Price Of Disobedience – Is A Gnawing Sense That – One Has Been Faithless

~ TRODITTPOOAD ~ The Role Of Denial In The Total Process Of Obedience And Disobedience

~ OARD-COBEP-FO ~ Ordinary And Routine Destruction – Carried Out By Everyday People – Following Orders

DAVID WALLACE-WELLS ~ THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH ~ 2019

~ LAW ~ Life After Warming

~ IIW-MW-TYT ~ It Is Worse – Much Worse – Than You Think

~ TSOCCIAFT ~ The Slowness Of Climate Change Is A Fairy Tale

~ TEHE-FME-BTOWALTN ~ The Earth Has Experienced – Five Mass Extinctions – Before The One We Are Living Through Now

~ NJTBTT-HL-HEF-B-ATOAEDCAS-TSOHLI ~ Not Just The Biggest Threat – Human Life – Has Ever Faced – But – A Threat Of An Entirely Different Category And Scale – The Scale Of Human Life Itself

~ CR ~ Climate Refugees

~ TO-HN-ITHCOCAWAE-BR ~ The Optimists – Have Never – In The Half Century Of Climate Anxiety We’ve Already Endured – Been Right

~ TBLAONP ~ Too Busy Looking At Our New Phones

~ B-T-IPTMM-BF-TWOASLFNTWRDTR ~ But – Time – Is Perhaps The Most Mind-Bending Feature – The Worst Outcomes Arriving So Long From Now That We Reflexively Discount Their Reality

~ TEDWHU-SFAACAVRFOAFD-WPOOMM ~ The Ecological Dramas We Have Unleashed – Slowly For About A Century And Very Rapidly For Only A Few Decades – Will Play Out Over Many Millennia

~ TAFTM-UIOM-TT-PAG ~ There Are Far Too Many – Uncertainties In Our Models – To Take – Predictions As Gospel

~ SAOFWIA-BI-PP-B-A-P-PFTP-WBCOBWWCTD-N ~ Some Amount Of Further Warming Is Already – Baked In – Protracted Processes – But – All – Paths – Projected From The Present – Will Be Carved Overwhelmingly By What We Choose To Do – Now

~ B-IW-DN-A-CE-I-TNTY-L-TLTY-WRWBUBASWHTASATEOTC ~ But – If We – Do Nothing – About – Carbon Emissions – If – The Next Thirty Years – Like – The Last Thirty Years – Whole Regions Will Become Unlivable By Any Standard We Have Today As Soon As The End Of This Century

~ IIAHTBJHMHHAHQ ~ It Is Almost Hard To Believe Just How Much Has Happened And How Quickly

~ ‘FT’ ~ “Fire Tsunami”

~ CCIH ~ Climate Change Is Here

~ ‘ANN’-TTIAMS-TI-TEON;NNA ~ “A New Normal” – The Truth Is Actually Much Scarier – That Is – The End Of Normal; Never Normal Again

~ WHN-AA-AAANE ~ We Have Not – At All – Arrived At A New Equilibrium

~ ITCD-MOTMPCHWIHTLATRAR-TPO-EJ-‘CCS’ ~ In The Coming Decades – Many Of The Most Punishing Climate Horrors Will Indeed Hit Those Least Able To Respond And Recover – The Problem Of – Environmental Justice – “Climate Caste System”

~ T-COT-IA-C-T ~ The – Collapse Of Trust – Is A – Cascade – Too

~ HWTPG-IWABTCT-TDTFCC-MSOL ~ However Warm The Planet Gets – It Will Always Be The Case That – The Decade That Follows Could Contain – More Suffering Or Less

~ EOC ~ Elements Of Chaos

~ YDNNTC-W-CS-TB-A ~ You Do Not Need To Consider – Worst-Case Scenarios – To Become – Alarmed

~ TM-A-G-B-TKIIAM:WWWD? ~ The Models – Are – Good – But –- The Key Input Is A Mystery: What Will We Do?

~ TSILTL ~ The Sky Is Literally The Limit

~ ‘HI’E ~ “Heat Island” Effect

~ ACCIGB-U-TUO-HA ~ All Climate Change Is Governed By – Uncertainty – The Uncertainty Of – Human Action

~ CE ~ Cascading Effects

~ WNCOD ~ Whole New Categories Of Disaster

~ HOTWP-DO-SMFH-ESAI ~ Half Of The World’s Population – Depends On – Seasonal Melt From High-Elevation Snow And Ice

~ DO ~ Dying Oceans

~ ‘OA’ ~ “Ocean Acidification”

~ DIOO ~ Declines In Ocean Oxygen

~ DPA ~ Dangerously Polluted Air

~ M-P-ITO-T-F ~ More – Plastic – In The Ocean – Than – Fish

~ POW ~ Plagues Of Warming

~ TPI-NBFCC-VAEYL ~ The Planet’s Infrastructure – Not Built For Climate Change – Vulnerabilities Are Everywhere You Look

~ TW-S-WBDAUAI-P ~ The World’s – Suffering – Will Be Distributed As Unequally As Its – Profits

~ WNKT-IWB-M-M-M-E-T-NA ~ We Now Know That – It Will Be – Much – Much – More – Expensive – To – Not Act

~ M-W-TH-HBCOR-O-SR ~ Most – Wars – Throughout History – Have Been Conflicts Over Resources – Often – Resource Scarcity

~ T-EWE-AOMS-T-MH ~ Trauma – Extreme Weather Events – An Ongoing Mental Shock – To – Mental Health

~ TCK ~ The Climate Kaleidoscope

~ UD-YAY-NWD ~ Unambiguous Data – Year After Year – Nothing Was Done

~ T-CCDE-A-FII-APTMWPCIEIC-IAOIHI ~ That – Climate Change Demands Expertise – And – Faith In It – At Precisely The Moment When Public Confidence In Expertise Is Collapsing – Is Another Of Its Historical Ironies

~ FFS ~ Fossil Fuel Subsidies

~ FP-WAMIBTMWCTTWI ~ Frankenstein Problem – We Are More Intimidated By The Monsters We Create Than Those We Inherit

~ NE ~ Negative Emissions

~ MCT-AP-CITA-TIIT-TIO ~ Much Cheaper To – Avoid Putting – Carbon Into The Atmosphere – Than It Is To – Take It Out

~ TCOT ~ The Church Of Technology

~ POC ~ Politics Of Consumption

~ WKOPALTEATPOGR? ~ What Kind Of Politics Are Likely To Evolve After The Promise Of Growth Recedes?

~ MM ~ Mass Migrations

~ OGAOCT ~ Our Golden Age Of Conspiracy Theory

~ DD ~ DoomsDayism

~ A-TD-T-CD-B-TDCH-B ~ About – Three Decades – To – Completely Decarbonize – Before – Truly Devastating Climate Horrors – Begin

~ TAP:HMWWD-A-HQ? ~ The Anthropic Principle: How Much Will We Do – And – How Quickly?

JOHN MCMURTRY ~ VALUE WARS ~ 2002

~ TGM-V-TLE ~ The Global Market – Versus – The Life Economy

~ WGATGOC-IEA-NC-O-A-AHA ~ What Goes Against The Grain Of Conditioning – Is Experienced As – Not Credible – Or – As – A Hostile Act

~ WB? ~ Who Benefits?

~ ASO-MA-IEDIFCGWWDNB ~ A Structure Of – Mindless Absolutism – Is Easily Detectable In Fanatical Cults To Which We Do Not Belong

~ ED ~ Economic Determinism

~ TCOFIRBTEROCASAFVOWTCT ~ The Closure Of Fanaticism Is Revealed By – Repetition Of Certitudes – And – Simultaneous Abolition From View Of Whatever Truth Contradicts Them

~ S-SFF-W-TIROT ~ Slogans – Substitute For Fact – Without – The Inhibiting Reflection Of Thought

~ UIIPAF ~ Universal Insecurity Is Proclaimed As Freedom

~ FINCOS-R ~ Fanaticism Is Not Capable Of Self-Recognition

~ WO-URBF-PCATFI-I-MAPFE-AAMOCDF ~ Whatever Obstructs – Universal Rule By For-Profit Corporations And Transnational Financial Institutions – Is – Marked And Pursued For Extinction – As A Matter Of Consistent Documentable Fact

~ ITE-TETOTM-I-TSOIAWO ~ In The End – The Economic Theology Of The Market – Is – The Soul Of Its Absolutist World Order

~ WOTPHBPLAO-WVG ~ War On The Poor Has Been Packaged Like A One-Way Video Game

~ SO-SD-F-SLD-I-TOMOTGCS ~ Severance Of – Strategic Decision – From – Systematic Life Devastation – Is – The Organising Meaning Of The Global Corporate System

~ F-T-OI-FO ~ Free Trade – Oligopolist Intra-Firm Operations

~ G-TC ~ Globalisation – Transnational Corporatisation

~ D-SOELS ~ Development – Stripping Of Evolved Life Systems

~ SMRTTCAN-OE ~ Still More Rights To Transnational Corporations And No-One Else

~ TRTKAMPPTPRPP ~ The Right To Kill And Maim Poor People To Protect Rich People’s Property

~ TPW-MF-TDTOOT-IT-IIDFSLC ~ The Problem With – Market Fundamentalism – The Dominant Theology Of Our Time – Is That – It Is Decoupled From Society’s Life Conditions

~ FOPBF ~ Fear Of People Being Free

~ US-CRATMM-CMUPBA ~ Upbeat Slogans – Ceaselessly Repeated Across The Mass Media – Can Make Unthinking People Believe Anything

~ TBL-DNS-SLAIINO ~ The Big Lie – Does Not Stop – So Long As It Is Not Opposed

~ BL-GBATAITT-A-OBL-BOTN-RTCFAATOL ~ Big Lies – Grow Bigger As They Are Instituted Through Time – And – One Big Lie – Builds Onto The Next – Restructuring The Cultural Fabric As A Tissue Of Lies

~ WPE-WWOABFBBRAAAOET ~ Without Public Exposure – What Was Once A Breathtaking Falsehood Becomes By Repetition An Accepted Assumption Of Everyday Thought

~ EIIAS-I-TIAN-AS ~ Every Issue Is Already Settled – In – The Inevitable And No-Alternative System

~ TCOTM ~ The Cult Of Technological Miracles

~ TPVTG-NOPATCO-IAPTCFPBAFI-TAEUPCIDTTPBTPTVC-A-CP-WTBH-IE-SFTSAOGBPN-TSOPPHBS-A-PBTIBDTGCACCAA-‘IITE’-A-HPCO-‘I’ ~ The Public Via Their Governments – Not Only Pay All The Costs Of – Instituting And Protecting The Currency For Private Banks And Financial Institutions – They Also End Up Paying Compounding Interest Debts To These Private Banks To Provide The Very Currency-And-Credit Powers – Which These Banks Have – In Effect – Stolen From The Sovereign Authority Of Governments Beneath Public Notice – The Surrender Of Public Power Has Been Silent – And – Pushed By The Incoherent Banker Dogma That Government Currency And Credit Creation Are An – “interference In The Economy” – And – Have Perilous Consequences Of – “Inflation”

~ LMTYDHTO-A-CCIOWYDHTLIOO-SAWODTSTADOSF-WBAMCCFAOAITM-B-PBCSCCPBPTM ~ Loaning Money That You Don’t Have To Others – And – Collecting Compounded Interest On What You Don’t Have To Lend In Organised Off-Set Arrangements With Others Doing The Same To Avoid Detection Of Short Funds – Would Be A Major Criminal Conspiracy For All Other Agents In The Market – But – Private Banks Control Society’s Currency Creation Powers By Precisely This Method

~ IINCHALT-100%-CR-F-PLMFP-IRFAMS-LTOBSOHOHBEWFIINARTOCDIACOLPR ~ It Is Not Clear How Any Less Than – 100 Per Cent – Cash Reserve – For – Privately Loaned Money For Profit – Is Reasonable From A Market Standpoint – Lending To Others Beyond Savings One Has Or Has Been Entrusted With For Investment Is Not A Right That One Can Discover In Any Constitution Or Legal Property Right

~ TINFIHTRA-TMEBPBOTPPOMCAD ~ There Is No Fraud In History That Remotely Approaches – The Monopoly Expropriation By Private Banks Of The Public Power Of Money Creation And Dissolution

~ T-MP-BW-GTIIR-I-T-MTFWL-A-T-MTFMC ~ The – Master Principle – By Which – Government Taxation Is Increasingly Ruled – Is – To – Maximise Taxation For Working Lives – And – To – Minimise Taxation For Money Capital

~ ROAWPBCAACOTSOTP-ITSMTHT-I-A-AGPWFF-LES-II-IF-AROASC-ICUTW-A-RWM ~ Recycling Of All Waste Produced By Corporations As A Condition Of The Sale Of Their Products – In The Society’s Market That Hosts Them – Is – Again – A Generalisable Principle Which Follows From – Life Economy Standards – It Is – In Fact – A Requirement Of Any Sustainable Civilization – It Cleans Up The Waste – And – Recovers Wasted Materials

~ N-FM-HEEOCEW-CGRASR-T-I/C/P-PR-T-GIMOE-AT-PISIASOA-P/A/P ~ No – Free Market – Has Ever Existed Or Can Exist Without – Continuous Government Regulation And Subsidising Resources – To – Institute / Codify / Protect – Property Relations – To – Guarantee Its Medium Of Exchange – And To – Provide Its Social Infrastructure And Security Of Agents – Police / Armies / Prisons

~ TRWIBH-B-S-OSAMMT-R ~ The Reality Wall Is Being Hit – But – Still – Only Slogans And Magical Market Thinking – Rule

~ ST-TFS-ISRF-OSDAA-WDCEAITATER-ATINA-A-L-A-DPFTW ~ Since The – Transnational Financial System – Is Systematically Responsible For – One Structural Disaster After Another – With Deepening Catastrophic Effects And Incapacity To Adapt To Economic Reality – A Turnaround Is Needed As – A – Life-And-Death Priority For The World

~ ‘OD’-A-TPO-NS-I-JTLRODCUOOATWOTCOTPI ~ “Odious Debt” – And – The Principles Of – National Sovereignty – Itself – Justify The Legitimate Repudiation Of Debt Contracted Under Oppression Or Against The Will Or The Consent Of The People Indebted

~ IFI-WNABT-TDBI-S-TEOMAVTATS-WNCTANPFOAPFAA ~ International Financial Instrument – With No Accountability Beyond Themselves – Their Defining Behaviour Is – Short-Term Exploitation Of Margins And Vulnerable Takeover Assets To Strip – With No Commitment To Any New Productive Function Or Any Productive Function At All

~ FCTR-WDT-L-PR-MBTSMICAOA-‘IR-BE’-W-OWS-ATPO-IT-TCBNDO-CEC ~ Few Still Connected To Reality – Would Disagree That – Life-Protective Regulation – May Be The Single Most Important Constructive Achievement Of Any – “International Rules-Based Economy” – Without – Obligatory World Standards – As The Priority Of – International Trade – There Can Be No Doubt Of – Cumulative Ecological Catastrophe

~ IR-TFC-T-TCM-P-I-NB-TDOATO-A-PLONO-DMS-A-NRC ~ In Reality – The Free Competition – That – The Classical Market – Prescribes – Is – Nullified By – The Dominance Of A Transnational Oligopoly – Against – Prior Laws Of National Ownership – Domestic Market Share – And – Natural Resource Control

~ LS-I-LE ~ Life Standards – In – Life Economy

~ TPO-OTTP-IRF-RFTF-IA-GP ~ The Principle Of – Obligation To The Public – In Return For – Rights From The Public – Is A – Generalisable Principle

ERIC HOFFER ~ MASS MOVEMENT LEADERSHIP – THE MAIN REQUIREMENTS SEEM TO BE ~ THE TRUE BELIEVER ~ 1951

~ EI-NC-O-SNINPD ~ Exceptional Intelligence – Noble Character – Originality – Seem Neither Indispensable Nor Perhaps Desirable

~ AAJID ~ Audacity And Joy In Defiance

~ AIW ~ An Iron Will

~ AFC-O-TOAOT ~ A Fanatical Conviction – Of – The One And Only Truth

~ FI-DAL ~ Faith In – Destiny And Luck

~ ACFPH ~ A Capacity For Passionate Hatred

~ CFTP ~ Contempt For The Present

~ ACEOHN ~ A Cunning Estimate Of Human Nature

~ ADIS(SAC) ~ A Delight In Symbols (Spectacles And Ceremonials)

~ UB-WFEI-ADOCAF ~ Unbounded Brazenness – Which Finds Expression In – A Disregard Of Consistency And Fairness

~ ARTTICOAFIFC-A-TTCNBTMOI ~ A Recognition That The Innermost Craving Of A Following Is For Communion – And – That There Can Never Be Too Much Of It

~ ACFWAHTULOAGOAL ~ A Capacity For Winning And Holding The Utmost Loyalty Of A Group Of Able Lieutenants

ERIC HOFFER ~ UNIFYING AGENTS ~ THE TRUE BELIEVER ~ 1951

HATRED

~ MMCRASWBIAG-B-NWBIAD-UTSOAMMIPTTVATOID-LAID-TIDI-OAO ~ Mass Movements Can Rise And Spread Without Belief In A God – But – Never Without Belief In A Devil – Usually The Strength Of A Mass Movement Is Proportionate To The Vividness And Tangibility Of Its Devil – Like An Ideal Deity – The Ideal Devil Is – Omnipotent And Omnipresent

~ TUOAIHMIITITITWH-TEMMSIAISC ~ The Undercurrent Of Admiration In Hatred Manifests Itself In The Inclination To Imitate Those We Hate – Thus Every Mass Movement Shapes Itself After Its Specific Devil

~ PH-CG-MAP-T-AEL ~ Passionate Hatred – Can Give – Meaning And Purpose – To – An Empty Life

~ AO-E-D-P-A-H-WTD-RH ~ All Our – Enthusiasm – Devotions – Passions – And – Hopes – When They Decompose – Release Hatred

~ WWLOIIITCOAMM-WFANF-FT-H-B-L-T-M-A-B-WSAR ~ When We Lose Our Individual Independence In The Corporateness Of A Mass Movement – We Find A New Freedom – Freedom To – Hate – Bully – Lie – Torture – Murder – And – Betray – Without Shame And Remorse

IMITATION

~ IIAEUA-TDOAC-KGIIWADOU-OICAMITIOAEAITFOAP ~ Imitation Is An Essential Unifying Agent – The Development Of A Close-Knit Group Is Inconceivable Without A Diffusion Of Uniformity – Obedience Itself Consists As Much In The Imitation Of An Example As In The Following Of A Precept

TSSWDFBO-TGIODTBLO ~ The Less Satisfaction We Derive From Being Ourselves – The Greater Is Our Desire To Be Like Others

~ CFTOW-IOC-TMEDADI ~ Contempt For The Outside World – Is Of Course – The Most Effective Defense Against Disruptive Imitation

PERSUASIAN AND COERCION

~ TTSTBTPOIOCFIWIUM ~ The Truth Seems To Be That Propaganda On Its Own Cannot Force Its Way Into Unwilling Minds

~ PBI-SMW-TF-IIEFTFTDTOIAHTEOTOMIID-TASRTIPWJTWFL ~ Propaganda By Itself – Succeeds Mainly With – The Frustrated – It Is Easier For The Frustrated To Detect Their Own Imaginings And Hear The Echo Of Their Own Musings In Impassioned Double-Talk And Sonorous Refrains Than In Precise Words Joined Together With Faultless Logic

LEADERSHIP

~ THTBAETFAO-A-AIDWTATA-BMALCMTA ~ There Has To Be An Eagerness To Follow And Obey – And – An Intense Dissatisfaction With Things As They Are – Before Movement And Leader Can Make Their Appearance

~ TQOI-STPAMRIAMML-WCI-TAG-TCDOTOOO-TSDOTW ~ The Quality Of Ideas – Seems To Play A Minor Role In A Mass Movement Leadership – What Counts Is – The Arrogant Gesture – The Complete Disregard Of The Opinion Of Others – The Singlehanded Defiance Of The World

~ TTB-NMHRAV-IBAOASP ~ The True Believer – No Matter How Rowdy And Violent – Is Basically An Obedient And Submissive Person

~ PWLA-BAI-STSAGWTO-T-PWA-S-SAS-C ~ People Whose Lives Are – Barren And Insecure – Seem To Show A Greater Willingness To Obey – Than – People Who Are – Self-Sufficient And Self-Confident

ACTION

~ AIAU-IB-S-F-A-IG-ASOPAW ~ Action Is A Unifier – It Brings – Self-Forgetting– And – It Gives – A Sense Of Purpose And Worth

SUSPICION

~ S-C-HV-SOEFTIOO ~ Self-Contempt – However Vague – Sharpens Our Eyes For The Imperfections Of Others

~ KTCW-TF-STESBAZTPBAO-SO-IAMTRO-MS-AO-AF ~ Knowing Themselves Continually Watched – The Faithful – Strive To Escape Suspicion By Adhering Zealously To Prescribed Behaviour And Opinion – Strict Orthodoxy – Is As Much The Result Of – Mutual Suspicion – As Of – Ardent Faith

~ NAT-IPADAASIOTKSA-SIGASEBAAOWTRWTETTMFW ~ Now And Then – Innocent People Are Deliberately Accused And Sacrificed In Order To Keep Suspicion Alive – Suspicion Is Given A Sharp Edge By Associating All Opposition Within The Ranks With The Enemy Threatening The Movement From Without

~ IITSDOTTBTBS-COTLF-S-S-A-T ~ It Is The Sacred Duty Of The True Believer To Be Suspicious – Constantly On The Lookout For – Saboteurs – Spies – And – Traitors

ERIC HOFFER ~ FACTORS PROMOTING SELF-SACRIFICE ~ THE TRUE BELIEVER ~ 1951

~ IWACW-TCTRCSPFTIIWAG ~ Identification With A Collective Whole – The Capacity To Resist Coercion Stems Partly From The Individual’s Identification With A Group

~ M-B-GILATC ~ Make-Believe – Glory Is Largely A Theatrical Concept

~ DOTP-A-MAM-TPIASAAI-AMDOTTOTM Deprecation Of The Present – As – Mean And Miserable – The Present Is A Shadow And An Illusion – A Mere Doormat On The Threshold Of The Millennium

~ ‘TWAN’-D/V/WH-A-MW-A-RT ~ “Things Which Are Not” – Dreams / Visions / Wild Hopes – Are – Mighty Weapons – – And Realistic Tools

~ D-TFOWTTBB-C-MNBDF-E/O-B-F-HW-TCOID-TEOTOAOT ~ Doctrine – The Facts On Which The True Believer Bases – Conclusions – Must Not Be Derived From – Experience / Observation – But – From – Holy Writ – The Certitude Of – Infallible Doctrine – The Embodiment Of The One And Only Truth

~ F-DNFSTHO-TRSTBT-TWFNDIDTAEDBO-TA-EPAL-TIOUTSTATA-PB-GAC ~ Fanaticism – Desperate Need For Something To Hold Onto ~ The Rule Seems To Be That – Those Who Find No Difficulty In Deceiving Themselves Are Easily Deceived By Others – They Are – Easily Persuaded And Led – The Inability Or Unwillingness To See Things As They Are – Promotes Both – Gullibility And Charlatanism

ERIC HOFFER ~ THE TRUE BELIEVER ~ 1951

~ AMM-R/S/N-N-I-B-TS-CEC-WGTAFL ~ All Mass Movements – Religious / Social / Nationalist – Not – Identical – But – They Share – Certain Essential Characteristics – Which Give Them A Family Likeness

~ AM-HDIDAA-DTEA-FTSTOH;TATTSTOM ~ All Movements – However Different In Doctrine And Aspiration – Draw Their Early Adherents – From The Same Types Of Humanity; They Appeal To The Same Types Of Mind

~ TAT-MMHMTIC-DNITAMAEBOP ~ The Assumption That – Mass Movements Have Many Traits In Common – Does Not Imply That All Movements Are Equally Beneficent Or Poisonous

~ IIATT-MWJARRMAABTPO-SASC-ITCOL-A-RM-IA-CIOC ~ It Is A Truism That – Many Who Join A Rising Revolutionary Movement Are Attracted By The Prospect Of – Sudden And Spectacular Change – In Their Conditions Of Life – A – Revolutionary Movement – Is A – Conspicuous Instrument Of Change

~ TIIUATT-LTSFOOEOO-SAF-AURIOMWTSOTAU-PWASOFTIAGWAWLTCIAII-W-TFFRC ~ There Is In Us A Tendency To – Locate The Shaping Forces Of Our Existence Outside Ourselves – Success And Failure – Are Unavoidably Related In Our Minds With The State Of Things Around Us – People With A Sense Of Fulfillment Think It A Good World And Would Like To Conserve It As It Is – While – The Frustrated Favor Radical Change

~ D-BI-DNICADFC-OFHTBPBDTID-OOTI-ASOP-TWAABTSDNTOC-NMHMTC ~ Discontent – By Itself – Does Not Invariably Create A Desire For Change – Other Factors Have To Be Present Before Discontent Turns Into Disaffection – One Of These Is – A Sense Of Power – Those Who Are Awed By Their Surroundings Do Not Think Of Change – No Matter How Miserable Their Condition

~ WOMOLISP-ATMIPTWCCTCOOE-WTTST-TPATF-WCA-DFOI-B-MOEAFR-WHATITWH-TTU ~ When Our Mode Of Life Is So Precarious – As To Make It Patent That We Cannot Control The Circumstances Of Our Existence – We Tend To Stick To – The Proven And The Familiar – We Counteract A – Deep Feeling Of Insecurity – By – Making Our Existence A Fixed Routine – We Hereby Acquire The Illusion That We Have – Tamed The Unpredictable

~ IIADLWLWHACAAOH-TIT-ACOTD-APAT-COTP-A-TFIAMAFITPOASOATL ~ It Is A Dangerous Life We Live When Hunger And Cold Are At Our Heels – There Is Thus – A – Conservatism Of The Destitute – As Profound As The – Conservatism Of The Privileged – And – The Former Is As Much A Factor In The Perpetuation Of A Social Order As The Latter

~ W-P-IN-JWFITF-IIUMTWOTNAPTSQ ~ Where – Power – Is Not – Joined With Faith In The Future – It Is Used Mainly To Ward Off The New And Preserve The Status Quo

~ EH-EWNBBAP-ILTGAMRD-F-TH-CDSFTMRSOP-AS-AW-AB ~ Extravagant Hope – Even When Not Backed By Actual Power – Is Likely To Generate A Most Reckless Daring – For – The Hopeful – Can Draw Strength From The Most Ridiculous Sources Of Power – A Slogan – A Word – A Button

~ FOTF-CUTLAACTTP-W-FITF-RURTC ~ Fear Of The Future – Causes Us To Lean Against And Cling To The Present – While – Faith In The Future – Renders Us Receptive To Change

~ FM[H]-TPHI-AUOVC-TMBID-YND-A-TMHTFTBTPOS-PD-IL-O-SNT-THAT-ASOIP-TMAHAECOTPAPOTF-F-TMBWIOTDIITVU-EIAH ~ For Men [Humans] – To Plunge Headlong Into – An Undertaking Of Vast Change – They Must Be Intensely Discontented – Yet Not Destitute – And – They Must Have The Feeling That By The Possession Of Some – Potent Doctrine – Infallible Leader – Or – Some New Technique – They Have Access To – A Source Of Irresistible Power – They Must Also Have An Extravagant Conception Of The Prospects And Potentialities Of The Future – Finally – They Must Be Wholly Ignorant Of The Difficulties Involved In Their Vast Undertaking – Experience Is A Handicap

~ WAMMBTAPWAIITIC-ICTTBAMABAE-WTH-T-‘M’-OSAMIDF ~ When A Mass Movement Begins To Attract People Who Are Interested In Their Individual Careers – It Ceases Then To Be A Movement And Becomes An Enterprise – When This Happens – The – “Mission” – Of Such A Movement Is Done For

~ OOTMPAOAMMIIOOASFIH ~ One Of The Most Potent Attractions Of A Mass Movement Is Its Offering Of A Substitute For Individual Hope

~ PCLWH-OWKDAOOBBIH ~ People Can Live Without Hope – Only When Kept Dazed And Out Of Breath By Incessant Hustling

~ TIOMM ~ The Interchangeability Of Mass Movements

~ WPARFAMM-TAURFAEM ~ When People Are Ripe For A Mass Movement – They Are Usually Ripe For Any Effective Movement

~ OMMRTIIA-TPOSAMMIOAMOSOMFA ~ One Mass Movement Readily Transforms Itself Into Another – The Problem Of Stopping A Mass Movement Is Often A Matter Of Substituting One Movement For Another

~ M-CSAASFAMM-EMMIIASAM-AMTAPL ~ Migration – Can Serve As A Substitute For A Mass Movement – Every Mass Movement Is In A Sense A Migration – A Movement Toward A Promised Land

~ TROTUIHA-FTCADOAGAODBIIE ~ The Role Of The Undesirables In Human Affairs – For The Character And Destiny Of A Group Are Often Determined By Its Inferior Elements

~ T-DAR-AO-TRMOANF ~ The – Discarded And Rejected – Are Often – The Raw Material Of A Nation’s Future

~ IIUTWPIRR-T-‘NP’-WTWTFOF-TMOBTIAFITV ~ It Is Usually Those Whose Poverty Is Relatively Recent – The – “New Poor” – Who Throb With The Ferment Of Frustration – The Memory Of Better Things Is As Fire In Their Veins

~ OFIGWWHMAWM-T-WWHNAWS-WALDWWLMT-T-WWSTLBOT ~ Our Frustration Is Greater When We Have Much And Want More – Than – When We Have Nothing And Want Some – We Are Less Dissatisfied When We Lack Many Things – Than – When We Seem To Lack But One Thing

~ WDMWSFSTFN-O-WWRSWEULIN ~ We Dare More When Striving For Superfluities Than For Necessities – Often – When We Renounce Superfluities We End Up Lacking In Necessities

~ TWSTLA-SAW-C-EAF-MTTD-F-ITCFF ~ Those Who See Their Lives As – Spoiled And Wasted – Crave – Equality And Fraternity – More Than They Do – Freedom

~ NS-BOS-C-A-RUWO-ATCATC ~ Nothing So – Bolsters Our Self-Confidence – And – Reconciles Us With Ourselves – As The Continuous Ability To Create

~ WCNHEOTWWRDNW-A-WRFAFWWRFO ~ We Can Never Have Enough Of That Which We Really Do Not Want – And – We Run Fastest And Farthest When We Run From Ourselves

~ The Inordinately Selfish Are Particularly Susceptible To Frustration – The Fiercest Fanatics Are Often Selfish People Who Were Forced – By Innate Shortcomings Or External Circumstances – To Lose Faith In Their Own Selves

~ IADINU-IHTB-V-A-INUNV-IHTBU ~ If A Doctrine Is Not Unintelligible – It Has To Be – Vague – And – If Neither Unintelligible Nor Vague – It Has To Be Unverifiable

~ RSTBT-TWFNDIDT-AEDBO-TA-EPAL-TIOUTSTATA-PB-BAC ~ The Rule Seems To Be That – Those Who Find No Difficulty In Deceiving Themselves – Are Easily Deceived By Others – They Are – Easily Persuaded And Led – The Inability Or Unwillingness To See Things As They Are – Promotes Both – Gullibility And Charlatanism

~ O-WWAWBOP-WTOHOAWUPOG ~ Often – When We Are Wronged By One Person – We Turn Our Hatred On A Wholly Unrelated Person Or Group

~ S-R-IALDRTD-TVOGWU-TIA-GC-BEBWAAABEMOS-R ~ Self-Righteousness – Is A Loud Din Raised To Drown – The Voice Of Guilt Within Us – There Is A – Guilty Conscience – Behind Every Brazen Word And Act And Behind Every Manifestation Of Self-Righteousness

~ TWTWHITAFTOH-C-TTAEWMITBOH ~ To Wrong Those We Hate Is To Add Fuel To Our Hatred – Conversely – To Treat An Enemy With Magnanimity Is To Blunt Our Hatred

~ IIPATT-VBF-AT-FBV ~ It Is Probably As True That – Violence Breeds Fanaticism – As That – Fanaticism Begets Violence