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Note on the Collapse of Civilizations

Civilizations, like individuals, face diverse needs and seek to fill them by accessing resources that can satisfy them.

The needs Resources
mineral mineral
plant vegetable
animals Animal
materials Hardware
Energy Energy
psychological psychological
mental mental
psychic (para) psychic
spiritual spiritual
(pro) creative (pro) creative

 

The potential of a civilization depends on the average potential of an individual and the number of his representatives. It can be greater than the product of these two data if the resources are shared equitably or precisely. But it can be inferior to this product if the resources are monopolized by only one part of the members of the civilization to the detriment of the rest. The smaller the part that monopolizes, the less the potential of civilization is important, but the more this civilization risks self-destruction. A hoarding minority is comparable to a cancerous tumor. It monopolizes sugar and multiplies insanity (cancer cells, similar to resources accumulated shamelessly) to the detriment of the health of the rest of the body.

A civilization survives the better because it shares its resources among its members and exchanges with other civilizations on a fair and just basis.

If some resources are missing for a significant number of the representatives of civilization or for all of them, then it may collapse. It will do so much faster, or even more dramatically, if the number of unavailable resources and the proportion of affected individuals are important.

The more or less elaborate and sophisticated culture of a civilization represents the resultant and the combination of the different systems and means that it has implemented to access the resources it needs, to share them among its members and to use them more or less appropriately and wisely.

A rigid, highly hierarchical and / or strongly compartmentalized culture is less able to cope with unforeseen situations, especially when they are cataclysmic.

The more a civilization depends on intermediaries – particularly mechanical, artificial, material or even financial – for the research and the exploitation of the resources or part of them, and the more vulnerable it is (to the natural conditions as to attacks from other civilizations)

Ruins

The most reactive civilization, the most flexible, and therefore the most durable, is one that knows how to do without strong and more or less definitive or crystallized structures, including governments, constitutions, administrations, etc. It is fluid, even airy. The exchange of resources is essentially conditioned by real needs (and not superfluous), spontaneity, altruism and respect for others as well as for the environment, the absence of intermediaries, and so on. It is not cast in concrete and does not rest on more laws than stars visible in a night sky.

Modern civilization has engendered a complex system based on what it called “economics”, itself closely dependent on an almost virtualized and highly complex financial system that artificially enriches a very small minority at the expense of all the others. These two sectors of human activity have assumed such preponderance that they now tend to control and condition all others: education, health, politics, scientific research, industry, crafts, public services, and so on up to religions established for several centuries. In other words, the small number of those who control money (virtual or more tangible – essentially based today on credit and “debt”) control more and more all resources, including psychological, psychic and spiritual.

However, many resources are quantitatively or qualitatively missing. Quantitatively, this is the case of many mineral, vegetable, animal and energy resources, given the great waste of these same resources for over a century by a civilization that has become overconsumption because of the growing greed of its “elites” . Qualitatively, this is particularly the case of mental and spiritual resources, the degradation of educational systems (more apt to make clones of the single thought than to produce free thinkers) and by that of the religions that have sunk in the materialism, far from their founding vocation, to the point of losing almost entirely their power of moral and spiritual guidance without having been replaced by anything else viable in the matter.

As a result, the only way for the elites to allow the survival of this civilization they have been able to control is to reduce in one way or another the consumption of resources in order to find a balance between their need and their availability. And for that, there are not thirty-six possible ways. Either the average living standard per capita is drastically reduced, or the population of resource consumers is drastically reduced, if necessary by a thermonuclear world war, or by a less visible path of slowly sterilizing and / or poisoning that population (through pesticides, massive vaccination campaigns, plastics as endocrine disruptors, many food additives, dietary fats and artificial sugars, toxins from petrochemicals, depleted uranium on many battlefields, by pulsed microwaves, etc.).

Politics is only one of the systems used in the exploitation and distribution of resources. If the political system of a civilization collapses, it is because resources are lacking for all people or for too many members of the civilization. Currently, politics is controlled by finance and controls the armies. However, its role is no longer indispensable to elites who can afford to directly finance their private armies.

Armies are one way to steal resources or prevent them from being stolen. They are used in primitive civilizations whose level of consciousness is not yet sufficiently advanced to know the equitable sharing and the absence of governments. In an attempt to perpetuate the earthly civilization that has served them so well, the elites in the twenty-first century are gaining in destroying the nations, thus dismantling the armies they have. And at the same time, they finance their own armies of mercenaries and / or terrorists and their own secret services.

In view of the data and conditions previously mentioned, there are probably only three main ways for the present civilization not to collapse more or less completely and not return to the cave age or the Middle Ages.

    • The first is the finalization of the New World Order by
      the elites, so as to ensure definitively (or almost) the
      control over armies and resources, having already taken the
      control of other systems in most countries of the world:

      • policies (by almost universal corruption and
        many skeletons in the cupboards, by financing the
        main political parties, all trends) …;
      • Economic (WTO, private multinationals, banks
        plants)
      • media (major media controlled by a few
        handfuls of tycoons from finance or economics);
      • of health (WHO, funding of medical schools,
        multinational companies of pharmacy) …;
      • judicial (IPC);
      • educational (funding of major universities,
        orientation of school laws by political corruption, etc.);
      • etc.
  • The second is a spontaneous awareness of a
    critical mass of individuals able to influence the drift
    overconsumption and the aberrations of the current system (very
    unlikely).
  • The third is the intervention of a civilization
    superior in a sufficiently skilful and subtle way to prevent the
    contact is an additional factor of collapse (hypothesis
    hardly more likely), because in such a case, a major impact could
    take place on the psychological, mental, psychic and
    spiritual.

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