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PostSubject: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 7:27 pm

By 2050, diseases such as autism, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and super viruses proliferate faster than scientific medicine can keep up.

90% of people will be obese, 45% morbidly.

90% of people will be addicted to psychotropic meds.

Thousands of more species will go extinct, due to rampant consumerism, overpopulation and pollution.

Due to deforestation, many regions of the world will be deoxygenated, and our freshwater supply will shrink.

The polar caps will melt, resulting in worldwide floods.

A coronal mass ejection will wipe out most electronics.

We overestimate our gas, oil and uranium reserves, and fail to switch to greener technologies in time/many so called greener technologies turn out to be just as bad or worse for the environment than oil and gas.

Tensions rise between genetically modified people and relatively organic people.

Multiculturalism fails, leading to terrorism, martial law, balkanization and civil war.

Disparity between classes reaches stark, unprecedented proportions, the middle class vanishes from the world stage, resulting in major civil unrest and spikes in crime.

Worldwide rise in totalitarianism, survivalism and doomsday cults.

Few new technologies will be invented, and even many existing ones will be lost.

The elite scramble to barricade themselves in underground cities as the masses revolt against them.

WW3 breaks out over dwindling resources, culminating in a mass extinction event, and the death of life as we know it.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 7:32 pm

That is if the hadron collider doesn't generate a black hole, tearing our planet and the fabric of the universe asunder.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:12 pm

What a bright ray of sunlight you bring into our dark abyss.

Are you the eight plague of Egypt?

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:21 pm

On the contrary, I am the 8th trumpet of the apocalypse.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:28 pm

This forum identifies some of the degeneracies of the modern era, but neglects others, such as greed, gluttony and scientific medicine.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:30 pm

Then, you ought to wipe the dark fog from your eyes and look closer.

But why talk, when the end is near?

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:32 pm

You forgot another symptom of the Dark Ages...Messiahs and....harbingers of the world's end.
Every Dark age has its preachers of gloom and doom...otherwise how could Messiah's offer salvation?

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:37 pm

Talking about where the world is headed has intrinsic value for me.


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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:38 pm

Perhaps...this is what you were looking for:
Aris Tocrat wrote:
Greed & Gluttony
Gluttony is for the body what greed is for the mind.

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Rigid spirits need rigid foundations to live upon shallow surfaces, refusing to adapt to a fluid world, periodically exploding in volcanic eruptions, and imploding into subterranean caverns.
It becomes consumed with the desire to stabilize the earth, and itself upon it, by continuously filling-in subterranean voids, left empty by tectonic shifts.
A spirit obsessed with calming surface tremors by manufacturing a diamond core.
Internal voids – manifesting as surface tremors – are intolerable to its calm and stable ideals; it constantly feeds them, pouring life’s substance into their fissured chasms, hoping they will stop draining away into the abyss.
Instead of stabilizing themselves, upon a tumultuous earth, they want to stabilize the earth into absolute immutability; constantly lowering their centre of gravity to keep themselves upright.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:43 pm

I am not a messiah, if that's what you're implying, I am simply a messenger, but perhaps a few will heed my words, and weather the coming storm, but that's on them, not me, and the vast majority are surely, positively doomed.


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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:47 pm

A Dark Age is upon us, but it has occurred before, and it will occur again.

Nature balances itself, and life, faces a self-correcting reality check, after decades of unregulated reproduction.
Every purging is followed by a renaissance.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Satyr wrote:
Perhaps...this is what you were looking for:
Aris Tocrat wrote:
Greed & Gluttony
Gluttony is for the body what greed is for the mind.

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Rigid spirits need rigid foundations to live upon shallow surfaces, refusing to adapt to a fluid world, periodically exploding in volcanic eruptions, and imploding into subterranean caverns.
It becomes consumed with the desire to stabilize the earth, and itself upon it, by continuously filling-in subterranean voids, left empty by tectonic shifts.
A spirit obsessed with calming surface tremors by manufacturing a diamond core.
Internal voids – manifesting as surface tremors – are intolerable to its calm and stable ideals; it constantly feeds them, pouring life’s substance into their fissured chasms, hoping they will stop draining away into the abyss.
Instead of stabilizing themselves, upon a tumultuous earth, they want to stabilize the earth into absolute immutability; constantly lowering their centre of gravity to keep themselves upright.
Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 9:13 pm

If, humanity survives, the coming dark age will in all likelihood be followed by a resurgence.

We've been here, at least a couple of times before.

There was the Bronze Age Collapse/Greek Dark Ages, followed by the rise of Athens, Sparta and Rome, and of course the European dark ages, followed by the European renaissance and enlightenment.

Again western civilization is on the brink of collapse, but something or other will probably rise from its ruins, but only after a millennium or so of darkness.

Next time around, I hope humanity gets it righter, and doesn't quantitatively, or qualitatively over(re)produce so much.


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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 9:23 pm

Divergense wrote:
If, humanity survives, the coming dark age will in all likelihood be followed by a resurgence.
It is inevitable.

Part of the cycles of life and civilizations - genes/memes.
Mencken - as I've mentioned many times before - claimed that the Renaissance was a product of the Black Plague, that eliminated over 50% of Europeans.

European dominance is explained by their near-extinction, during the Ice Age.

A culture accumulates dead-weight....like the body accumulates genetic mutations, if no culling occurs to naturally select the fit from the unfit, riding the herd of cumbersome genetic sequences.
Sheltering is to blame.
It imbalances natural order...and in the conflict between natural order and human order, nature will always win - the gods never lose to humans.
If you protect a herd of sheep, then sickness will gradually threaten the entire herd.
Humans use technologies to intervene, increasing mutations and sickness....requiring more interventions...and then more again.
Eventually, the necessary resources to deal with the consequences of all these interventions, no longer suffice.
The system collapses - imploding under its own mass - and natural balance is returned.

With every decline, an ascent is born...and the process repeats.


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PostSubject: Re: Dark Side Dark Side EmptyTue Dec 11, 2018 9:37 pm

Cynicism, narcissism, fatalism, dominates the human spirit....superposition dominates human reason.
Messiahs appear, on one side of the town square, offering false hopes, promising power, wealth, freedom....fulfilment; selling to the masses what they are losing.
On the other, cynics and Doom-sayers, screaming "Repent! The end is near!!!"
All this has happened before.....different idols, different icons, symbols, different names given to the same shit.

Study the past, to make the present clear and obvious.
Seek precedent, to predict the future.
Do not know...understand!
Do not just parrot and repeat data, like a computer....find in the information repeating patterns that hold true for longer time-periods.
In these times of internet information inundation, Google genius' multiply...each regurgitating data like a machine - trivial dates, names dropped, deferences and references offered, claiming quality of judgement.
But who believes them, but naive needy fools and the desperate degenerate?
Knowledge is not enough; intelligence does not suffice....gain an advantage by seeing deeper.  

All repeats, and every time it repeats it is slightly modified....a bit different, but approximately the same, and with every repetition the Dark Ages grow a little longer, and the darkness a bit deeper, making the coming light seem a bit more brighter.

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