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Monday, May 7, 2012

Europe Slip-Sliding Away

The European Union is a suicide pact.

When it breaks up, nationalists are going to make a comeback so violent it will rattle teeth in Buckingham Palace. These guys will be informed by history and they won't show any restraint this time.

We always knew this was coming at Vault-Co. I can distinctly remember imagining this sort of situation back in 1992 when contemplating the European Union. I thought it would turn out to be the biggest shot-in-the-arm for nationalists worldwide that had ever been seen in history.

You see, any generation that believes it has outgrown "history" (as ours does) is inevitably doomed to repeat it. To believe that human beings learn from history means you have not learned from history. To think you have reduced human nature to something manageable means you have not comprehended human nature and lack the wisdom to manage anything.

Imagine all this happening in tandem with changes in the natural world at the same time.

1 comment:

Sitara said...

"You see, any generation that believes it has outgrown "history" (as ours does) is inevitably doomed to repeat it. To believe that human beings learn from history means you have not learned from history. "

Awesome! And so very, very, very true, sadly.

The most rage inducing part is how callously people regard students of history today, especially those who try to warn others of how nearly the entire fucking world is going down the wrong path. Human nature CANNOT change. The fact that we are living in a realtive lull, that there have been no major wars involving major powers and incredibly destructive weapons (save ofcourse the sole power bullying developing countries) is NOT because we have somehow 'outgrown' the 'fallacies' of our ancestors.

No, this is just the calm before the mother of all storms hits the entire freaking globe. Powerful nations, and even potentially powerful nations, are quietly gathering their resources and have been doing so for decades. Old alliances have long since died, and newer, extremely unpredictable yet extremely dangerous alliances have been made.

WW III is a REALITY. It just hasn't happened yet. It is so blindingly obvious that sometimes one just has to shake one's head and wonder how the common man can go about his/her day without even considering how we will survive when EVERYTHING we rely on for survival today is gone. You can bet your ass the first things to go when the nukes start pounding the earth will be electricity (thanks EMP pulse!), crops (good luck growing stuff on radiated land), running water, internet, tv, cellphones, etc etc.

Good luck making a living, or heck even just living period, without all those things, except maybe if you are in the construction business, or the radioactive waste removal business.

Oh and yeah, in the countries hit by nukes (all the powers, both major and minor at the very, very least. Plus old grudges WILL be settled. Goodbye Japan, you think China has forgotten WW II? Oh and hey Britain, you remember all those countries you raped during colonial times and got addicted to heroin? Yeah, most of 'em have nukes now!) the lucky ones will be the ones to die in the initial blast. Of the remainder, many will die horrificly due to radiation. And of the rest? Well they will have to survive without food, water, electricity, and law and order. It's gonna be the law of the jungle baby. Lets see how the environmentalists like mother gaia's prime law (might makes right)

Stupid planet.

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