HOW THE WEST WAS LOST
I have to say at the start, I’m not against the Rawles American Redoubt concept. I think it needs refinement, and I’m suspicious about the Great Basin being left out of it ( perhaps I’m being surrounded by hostiles, yes, hmmmm? ), but all in all it shows much greater promise than, say, the folks congregating in New Hampshire ( too small, too close to Gott Damn Yankees ) or those misguided fools in Wyoming ( Yellowstone, landlocked ). But I think that the people packing up the family sedan and moving to The Promised Land need to keep one thing firmly in mind. The American West is in a severe drought, and it has been for a long time and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if this bad boy lasts the same duration as, say, that one which wiped out the Anasazi and/or Mayan civilizations. As in, multi-generational. Now, the odd homestead here and there isn’t going to be all that effected. You roll with the punches. You adopt. The problem arises when the overpopulation trend meets the diminishing water trend. Obviously we are overcrowded now. The aridness of the West is nothing new. What is new is the severe overcrowding we’ve done in this fragile environment. One city like
Las Vegas or Phoenix or can effect small towns hundreds of miles away as they steal all the water. How would you like to be a Mexican peasant at the end of the Salt Lake City ? You get a trickle at the end, and you can’t grow spit. All the jagoff puta humps on the other side of the border washing their Cadillac’s and growing a lawn in 120 degree heat took it all. Oh, after the collapse they will be dead, a bit of justice, but that doesn’t help you now. What has happened to Mexicans will one day happen to Americans. And, if that isn’t bad enough, as the drought continues, any group that survived and tried to reestablish themselves will face the same water pressures. Colorado
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I loved the book “Tropic Of Chaos” by C. Parenti ( I still have quite a few unread books left over from when I was buying- I’m still being a good boy, trying to beat the addiction of high priced book buying. Nothing from Amazon other than my bed comforter for the last two weeks ). He didn’t just spew about Gore Warming. Rather, he gave a history of a country and then tied in their current troubles due to
( Glacier Retreat, Flash Flooding ). And let me tell you, there are a crapload of countries that are seeing severe, long tern drought. They are getting more rain, but it is coming in rainstorms, not snow. The rivers are drying and after long periods of dry, flash floods. Obviously, this screws up a country something fierce. The GRIFFIN is seeing the same thing, but since we control the worlds petroleum, and method of paying for petroleum ( soon to end as we can’t afford our military and the economy implodes ), we are still insulated from this. We can irrigate and transport from faraway areas. When all the organic farmers complain about the two thousand mile salad, they need to keep in mind that it isn’t just about profit and centralization. Some part of this is the necessity of substituting food from failed areas ( such as getting our veggies from places other than US ). We are already collapsing in food self sufficiency ( 20-30% of our food is already being imported, and our domestic food is being grown with mostly imported oil ). We won’t admit it. We still cling to the myth of the American Cornucopia. California
The above mentioned book mentions the 2011 flash floods in
. Afterwards, as fifty years of infrastructure was wiped out in the farming regions, widespread malnutrition was cited. Just as I postulated in the Bison Survival Blog the week of the flooding. I said that with the crop wiped out and far fewer nations exporting grain, the Pakistani’s were in serious trouble. Thank you very much. A professional journalist, with listed sources in a book, backs up my fevered paranoid ramblings. Gee, I wonder if I might know a thing or two. Say, about PODA? Naaa! That couldn’t possibly be the case. Yes, I am getting a swollen head. Look, I’m not forecasting immediate widespread death from drought. I’m saying it will be an eventual death sentence to a large group. A group too large for the area. First the American civilization in that area, and possibly any other group that tries to farm and then repopulate the area, as most serious religious groups seem wont to do. Pakistan
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