Economic upheaval

I’m not naive enough to believe that social issues such as the destruction of marriage and people not getting married are going to lead to upheaval issues within Western civilization. What is more likely is that technology will cause this. Self driving vehicles, especially trucks, which make up the backbone of the economy will cause significant upheaval. Reproductive technology may also go that route as well with potential male birth control.

The next 10 years we will see even more significant changes than with the previous 10 years. In approximately the previous 10 years, we saw the introduction of Google’s massive expansion (IPO 2004), Facebook (2004), Youtube (2005), social media, and phone technology. Even Apple’s growth into the world’s largest company by far started approximately right after 2008. In fact, Apple is now larger combined than the world’s largest conglomerate (General Electric), Retailer (Walmart), Auto (General Motors) and food seller (McDonald’s).

In terms of a world government, the globalization effect of multinational companies inches toward that. The “power” is where the “money” is because of lobbying and bribes.

It will be interesting to see what effect this has on the economy and by extension social and religious issues.

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9 Responses to Economic upheaval

  1. donalgraeme says:

    I’m not naive enough to believe that social issues such as the destruction of marriage and people not getting married are going to lead to upheaval issues within Western civilization.

    If by upheaval you mean immediate social distress on a wide scale, then I would agree. Such matters are more akin to a slow rot undermining the foundation, as compared to, say, an earthquake.

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  3. @ Donal

    Yep, quite unlikely to have an earthquake social event. Economic concerns are the most likely thing to go nuclear.

    For example, what if millions of people without jobs started rioting because of lack of money, food, and shelter?

    That would make Ferguson and Baltimore look like piddly change.

  4. Neguy says:

    Upheaval issues, no. Collapse, maybe. Regardless of when or what form it takes, there are severe negative consequences that will be reaped from embracing a pattern of sin as the basic behavioral pattern of society. This requires no specific judgment from on high. It is simply built into the pattern of nature.

  5. jonakc1 says:
    the nutter put out another post
    she wants more women in church leadership/executive positions
    why does she want to usurp men?
    what concerns me is that almost all conservative churches now , use her resources, she is the NEW BETH MOORE…
    aka all women are learning a feminist message
    as for the above
    you are correct, technology especially the ones that will make humans devoid, robotic lawyers, front staff etc
    will cause mass unemployment and unrest…

  6. Looking Glass says:

    The changes will be both rapid and slow. The catch is that, while our Modern Society is built on a few specific skills, you don’t actually need that many people to operate it properly. And those that do make good livings, which helps drive some that direction.

    At the same time, don’t expect a collapse. Expect something like Mexico. Bifurcated society that’s pretty good living… if you’re in the power group. Considering what has happened to that country over the last 40 years, it’s probably the worst case scenario.

    The main economic problem is, like always: Too Much Debt. And technocrats that think they can find away around deleveraging. But, the Piper always has to be Paid. It’s just a matter of when.

  7. Don Quixote says:

    Central banking and fractional reserve banking are the usual sources of economic upheaval. And history shows that the preferred solution to any economic problem is war. No surprises there.

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings
    By Rudyard Kipling

    AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
    That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
    So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

  8. Regular Guy says:

    It’s quite possible that these technological innovations and a continued presence in the Middle East enforcing the Petro-Dollar racket will provide another “season of plenty” for the US to forestall the impending US Sovereign Debt Crisis for another 10-20 years. It probably means TFH’s prediction of the Misandry Bubble bursting in 2020 will be delayed and Millennial Men will get the worst of it yet.

  9. @ Regular Guy

    I am pretty sure that the misandry bubble will still pop. RISUG and other male birth control will ensure that within the next 5 years. Men won’t be able to be conned into pregnancy anymore.

    However, with bubbles popping I think many assume that they are going to be a big burst and that the view on men will change rapidly. I think it will be an insidious “pop” in 2020 much like divorce laws started rot from the inside out.

    We may only see signals of the “pop” 5-10 years or more down the road in 2025 or 2030.

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