Donald Trump: The US is ready to start honest negotiations with Iran. Ayatollah Khomeini: We do not believe in that, since honest negotiations are far from a person like Trump. Honesty is rare among American officials. – Oilprice: Declassified: The SinoRussian Masterplan To End US Dominance in the Middle East.
» EoP Leg Sub: 19 Jun: EoP TRC Info: Notice to ISSA, ISPSW, Conflicts Forum, IISS of EoP UN Resolution; 20 Jun: EoP LJvLS Offer for Pres Trump: If Trump wants EoP honesty USvIR negotiations; 20 Jun: EoP LJvLS Offer for PM Lofven & Solberg: If SE-NO want EoP honesty USvIR negotiations.
Its enough to win on a niche issue with a small but passionate minority of voters:
The fear is that the structure of politics has followed the fragmenting of the media and that its enough to win with a small but passionate minority of voters. So the President could end up being someone who runs a niche issue all the way to the polls. – The New Yorker: How the Democratic Candidates Are Trying to Go Viral at the Debates.
Imagine a Political Candidate who Never Lies:
Before Brad Blanton ran for Congress in Virginia, he was a therapist who lived by a philosophy he calls Radical Honesty. He thinks all of our problems are caused by lying, and that the only way to be happy is to always tell the truth. Imagine that a political candidate who never lies. Can I ask you any question and you will tell me the truth. Brad Blanton. Sure shoot. Do you think America is the greatest country in the world? Brad Blanton: No, I am not a proud to be an American and I think anyone who says they are proud to be an American these days is an idiot. – SHO: And Nothing but the Truth: Brad Blanton.
Can you imagine a politician running on the campaign of ‘We need economic collapse to save our species: Remember Tim Garrett wrote seven years ago that only the collapse of these set of industrial civilization living arrangements; gives us any hope at all of persisting into the future. That’s because [industrial] civilization is a heat engine and Tim Garrett knew that civilization is a heat engine and if we are going to maintain civilization; it is going to produce a bunch of heat. The downside of collapse is that it triggers the catastrophic collapse of  nuclear power plants around the world. Think Fukushima times 509, and so that could be severely problematic. So I’d like to think that there was a way out, cause I don’t think its a good idea for humans to go extinct, much less the two hundred species we are driving to extinction every day. If we can find a way to get out of this mess, I am a huge fan, I just don’t see it in the data and in the projections at this point. The political response remains the same. If the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change. I won’t go for that’ – Barack Obama, 14 Nov 2012. And that is understandable actually, because there are no politically viable approaches to deal with climate change; just as there are no political viable approaches to deal with peak oil There is nothing a politician can do. Can you imagine a politician running on the campaign of ‘We need economic collapse to save our species. I bet there aren’t ten people in this room who would vote for them. Just to save our species. See I saw three hands go up right there. – Truth: Somewhere in New Mexico Before the End of Time.
We exist in a political climate where it’s not okay to treat Americans as adults who understand responsibility. No politician is willing to look us all in the eye and say, “Hey, we’re in bad shape. Let me tell you the truth and let’s do what is necessary.”: I’m pretty much just a regular person. I have a law degree and I’m not completely unfamiliar with the political system. But, like many people, I have a certain level of unresolved anxiety about the climate crisis, and was not seeing any political reaction I found satisfactory, or even close to satisfactory. I just decided, well, if no one else is going to be the voice of reason, I’m more than happy to do this. We exist in a political climate where it’s not okay to treat Americans as adults who understand responsibility. No politician is willing to look us all in the eye and say, “Hey, we’re in bad shape. Let me tell you the truth and let’s do what is necessary.” It doesn’t seem like politicians are willing to impose tough love on their constituents. No one wants to be the guy who says, “We have to change our lifestyle dramatically, everything we’re doing is not working out,” because generally folks want to be re-elected. I would like to be the extreme voice on the other side. No one on the left is willing to be as extreme as climate deniers are, and I think that is a failure of the climate realist. Given that I have no desire to have a future in politics, I’d be more than willing to torch my political career to do that. We have become attached to certain ways of life that are not only damaging, but much more unnecessary than we would lead ourselves to believe. I was in Ghana for over two years. I lived in a village that had no electricity, no running water, essentially no real vehicle access in and out of the town. I fear climate change; I do not fear an upheaval of the current level of American comfort. That’s also not a popular opinion. Historically, things like that do work if you can sell it the right way—rationing for World War II, etc. Americans, or humans in general, are capable in paring down their consumption when persuasively presented with the facts of what needs to happen. This is as grass roots of a campaign as it gets. I would even say grass root, singular. So, just reach out to me, email me through the website. At this point I’m just building people support, and if anyone wants to connect me to money support, that seems to be necessary for this game. Let’s be real. I would be shocked if I got on the ballot. There’s no one willing to put money in the political account of the guy whose platform is, let’s slow the economy down. That’s never going to happen. But don’t be afraid to ask your Congressional or Senatorial candidates why they won’t address it. Ask them what their plan is. – The Awl: The ‘We’re All Going to Die’ Candidate.
I am, for example, fully prepared to support and vote for the radical changes that would dismantle, de-grow and disintegrate the current global economic system. I am prepared to forgo the hi-tech health system that has kept me alive for the last decade; even though its end is likely to result in my own premature death. I am NOT, however, prepared to make that sacrifice while others continue to have large families, drive cars, fly and use mobile phones. Nor am I prepared to go without food in order to pay the excessive cost of a non-renewable renewable energy-harvesting infrastructure while the government continues to dole out billions of pounds to parasitic corporate welfare outfits that do little good for any of us. I am not alone in this, as the recent Australian election, the Yellow vest movement in France, and even a proportion of Trump, Sanders, Corbyn and Brexit voters will attest – we simply will not be able to construct an economic lifeboat to save even a proportion of us as we de-grow our population and economy to something more sustainable if we persist in allowing a small minority to “own” more than half of the world’s “wealth” even as a growing majority struggles to put food on the table. – Consciousness of Sheep: What Extinction Rebellion is getting wrong, via UnDenial.
» EoP Leg Sub: 18 Oct: EoP Re: CoS-TW: What Extinction Rebellion is getting wrong.
Not Far from Overconsumption and Overpopulation Ecological Overshoot Collapse:
I spoke with Daniel Quinn about this mass extinction. He gave me a metaphor that has haunted me since. The Brick Building: Daniel Quinn, The Story of B: We are like people who live in a very tall building… brick building. We live on the top floor. And every day we go out, go down to the lower floors and at random we knock bricks out, take them upstairs to the top, and build higher. Every day. Downstairs, 200 bricks. Take them upstairs. And the building is perfectly stable. But it’s not going to be stable forever. Because we are attacking the structural integrity of the building. Two hundred species a day, day after day after day, year after year… And as our population increases it’s going to turn into 400 species a day, a thousand species a day. And there’s going to come a day when the system is going to collapse. Two hundred species a day!? This is calamitous. Population Overshoot: We may already be well above 200 bricks each day. And it looks to me like the building is not far from collapse. Fate is what happens when innumerable people make innumerable small decisions about other matters that have the collective cumulative effect that nobody intended. That’s what happened when we overpopulated and overconsumed the world’s resources a fusion of forces that separated us from the laws of life… that told us that we could live apart from those laws of limits, without [responsible freedom] rules. – TS Bennett: What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire.
How much time do we have, before pulling 7 billion genocide trigger?
Ecology of Peace Hypothesis: If we implement EoP SciCult intnl-law; we might have 2 years  to do so: EoP hypothesis: we maybe have 2 years – till 2020 – to change the world, if by change the world we mean implement Ecology of Peace Scientific and Cultural law [eop-scicultlaw.tygae.org.za] as international law; to enable orderly and humane deindustrialization and depopulation, denuclearization and land reform.
» EoP Leg Sub: 16 Mar: EoP Re: Greta Thunberg: We have 11 years left to save the world; 25 Mar: EoP Re: C Lucas: Re: LJ v CRLRC/LPC: H 45/19: re Sheriff Service Preference; 27 Mar: EoP Re: Robert Burrowes: Why Activists Fail; 01 Apr: LJ A’s to CRLRC-KS Q’s: Re: LJ v CRLRC: H 45/19: Q re Sheriff Service Preference; 04 Apr: EoP Re: Brenton Tarrant Serb ballad; ICTY v Radovan Karadzic.
Village Idiot Summary Info Exponential Growth and Degrowth
Exponential growth / degrowth work the same way. If exponential growth is the strongest force in history [Bartlett: Arithmetic, Population and Energy, Crash Course: Exponential Growth & Power of Compounding; World Population Balance: Understanding Exponential Growth; Growth Busters: Limits to Growth: Bacteria in a Bottle], exponential degrowth is the equal and opposite strongest force with which to fight exponential growth. Racial, religious, class and gender ecological overshoot resource conflict is a direct consequence of exponential population / consumption growth; which is a direct consequence of – ‘We the exponential function illiterate lawmakers’ – wo/man made international law legislation allowing it to occur. Similarly EoP SciCult international law orderly and humane exponential population degrowth can be a direct consequence of – ‘We the exponential function literate lawmakers fix the We the exponential function illiterate lawmakers mistake – wo/man made legislation: China Great Leap Forward: 1958-1961: Population Growth Reduction from 56 million to 41 million [IG: Chefurka World Pop Growth: 1910 – 2010]. In the context of current massive ecological overshoot and climate change, mitigation requires not ‘zero carbon footprints’, but negative carbon footprints. EoP SciCult law – based on EoP Footprint – advocates for (a) a global one child law, which is a negative procreation footprint law [Oregon Univ: Murtaugh: Every child increases a parents carbon footprint by a factor of 20: SQ Copy]; combined with a (b) zero carbon footprint consumption law. In combination they are an End Ecocide ‘minus 25%* growth carbon footprint’ international law policy. When population reaches ecological carrying capacity limits, the one child law can become a two child law, whereupon the law will be a zero carbon footprint law. Similarly as population decreases, individuals property rations are allowed to increase; until carrying capacity limits where property rations no longer increase, and population and consumption growth are both at zero percent, slightly lower than ecological carrying capacity limits.
» EoP Leg Sub: 19 May: EoP TRC Info for Kyle Kulinski, Sean Duffy R-WI & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-NY; 21 May: LJ v LS Req for Info: Extinction Rebellion; 20 Jun: EoP Obs: Jigme Singye Wangchuck: Eco-Collapse NTE Only Problem Left Worth Solving!.
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