Monday, January 09, 2006

The Long Emergency

What's going to happen as we start running out
of cheap gas to guzzle?

It has been very hard for Americans -- lost in
dark raptures of nonstop infotainment,
recreational shopping and compulsive motoring --
to make sense of the gathering forces that will
fundamentally alter the terms of everyday life in
our technological society. Even after the
terrorist attacks of 9/11, America is still
sleepwalking into the future. I call this coming
time the Long Emergency.

Running out of cheap oil will not likely be the
cause. It's just a symptom of a currency in decline
along with an empire in decline along with rot
thruout, everyone just wanting to keep the good
times rolling at everyone else's expense.

See tomorrow's post to see why oil continuing as a
mainstay is unlikely.


Via chumpfish