Lately I’ve been going to this book club. I like going to book clubs because the people that you meet at book clubs are usually more intelligent than the average person and usually have some very interesting conversations at these book clubs.
The reasons I like the conversations you have at book clubs is because they are always tethered to the purpose of the meeting which is the book itself. However, I found a difference between fiction book clubs and nonfiction book clubs.
I found that in fiction book clubs they often have very interesting conversations but the conversations, because they’re about some type of fictional group of characters or a fictional universe, it always remains a kind of a closed fictional system, the conversation itself.
So when you go back home to your regular life it’s kind of hard to relate this fictional universe in regular life. It becomes entertainment in itself. Entertainment is useful and necessary but entertainment can also be something that you just use to kill time.
You don’t have to think, we don’t have to use your brain, where you don’t have to think about things we don’t have to think about difficult things. If you spend too much time on this type of time-killing brainless entertainment you might not come up with any fresh ideas on how to deal with the normal problems of everyday life.
For that reason I’ve switched to going to non-fiction book clubs because no matter how strange the conversations tend to be I can always relate these things to regular life. I can always relate these ideas to everyday life. I can always get a different perspective than I can apply to the problems of everyday life.
The Dismal Science
Recently we talked about a book on basic economics. One of our members is an economics professor. He is a retired economics professor and he usually goes off on these rants about how society is almost about to end. At first I thought he was some kind of a doom and gloom crackpot, but he always supports his ideas with all kinds of facts and figures.
One night I asked him if I could record him talking and he only made me promise that I wouldn’t upload this to social media. He only may be promise that I would record this, remember this and study this and think about these ideas when I got home and apply these ideas to what I see in the real world to see if maybe this was not the truth and not some made-up nonsense.
His theory is that ever since the world started having global economies way back in the 1200s, 1300s, there’s always been some kind of main currency that supported this global economy, but every 80-100 years this global currency changes. Every time this global currency changes there some kind of a cataclysmic collapse that kills a lot of people.
Doom Is Coming
He said this is normal. This is expected. It’s just not something that people tend to talk about because it only happens every hundred years or so and because it only happens every hundred years or so everybody has this kind of false idea that it won’t happen to me, it only happens in the history books it never happens when I’m alive.
He says, he repeats, he says, he illustrates that we are coming up to a collapse of epic and biblical proportions, because this is the first time in a postindustrial world with a fiat reserve global economy that we’re going to collapse. It’s going to be the same type of collapse functionally structurally as every other collapse over the past 800 years.
The difference with this one though is that because it’s a fiat reserve currency there is a massive amount of money and because it’s a postindustrial collapse what were going to have is this massive collapse of this economies of scale that have grown to Frankenstein levels.
Import Daily Calories
He pointed out that the average person, no matter where they live on planet Earth, they’re dependent upon food and energy and stuff that is imported from over 1000 miles away. When this global system collapses, which it always does, everyone will have to only be able to get what they need for their daily needs within 10 or 20 miles and so.
What this global collapse is going to do it’s going to affect everyone on a street level. Everyone is going to have to shift from being able to import their daily needs their daily food there a daily energy from over 1000 miles away to needing to import their daily needs their daily food the daily energy from within 10 miles.
Because most people don’t have enough stuff within 10 miles to keep them alive, most people are going to die when this global collapse happens. He predicts that when this global collapse happens about 80% of the worlds population will die within one year.
Every time this global collapse happened before it wasn’t a big deal because everybody could kind of go off on their own and start to grow food with a bunch of people from their local community. But today, because the cities are so humongous and people are so dependent upon importing food and energy from far far away when this global monetary system ends, most people will only be able to get what they need from within five or 10 miles.
Since nobody lives within five or 10 miles of anything even close to being able to support them, most people will die.
I recorded him a couple of times. I went home and I checked this information. I looked up all this information on the Internet. I looked up all this information on various financial blogs and news blogs.
Too Real To Ignore
I found out that this guy was absolutely accurate that within 10 or 15 years there is going to be a global collapse of epic proportions and 80% of the world population is going to die.
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