Short follow-up on peak oil
Returning to structural analysis of big legal lies on Monday.
I followed a number of blogs for about 5 years - John Michel Greer’s Archdruid Report, Kunstler’s Clusterfuck Nation, Doomstead Diner to name a few. It was much like reading Substacks and comments today with names of commenters recurring and becoming known.
I was amazed to see Peak Oil feature in your Substack as its been ages since I last saw the phrase. Putting aside the specifics of exact timing of ‘peak oil’ (which is what I did at the time) I think theres much benefit from what these writers contributed. I followed them long enough to know they’re genuine and had their heads screwed on right. Kunstler and Greer were/are solid thinkers in their own domains. Perhaps they may have been somewhat affected by corporate obfuscation but I doubt it would be by much (Greer in particular seems to possess an encyclopaedic recall and often called corporations on their pivots or hypocrisies).
I think the concept of peak resource extraction is a useful one and the resulting drive to re-envisage possible human living arrangements that we can gradually and consciously move towards is a positive thing, especially if we all have a say & are creatively involved in the process.
I would be careful tarring peak oil with the same brush and dismissing it completely out of hand. No doubt corporations have made use of the scarcity argument, and energy is a hot topic right now, but people can have a tendency to jump on an idea and may suddenly take this idea as being 100% part of the reset (which I don’t believe it is) tarring Greer and Kunstler as potential contributors to a globalist agenda.
This would be unfortunate as they are of the same stock as we of the Covid counter-narrative (unless I’m much mistaken)…
My reply, expanded
I have no intention of going after Greer or Kunstler. I followed them and many others during the 15 years I was active in the relocalization side of the grassroots movement to prepare for energy constraints.
I know they are solid thinkers, and to whatever extent their work is useful to the cullers culling shit [h/t Sage Hana], I don’t think they’re knowing, voluntary participants in the cull.
Both were especially early, especially strong voices against the lockdowns and lethal injections.
Greer and one of his readers in a comment section, were also instrumental in getting me back to the Catholic faith, for which I’m profoundly grateful.
As I wrote in October 2021:
…A few months ago, I realized that druidry wasn’t the spiritual path for me, and also came across a comment thread at one of Greer’s websites in which someone observed that the Catholic Latin Mass as celebrated for centuries, before Vatican II, is one of the most powerful white magic rituals in the world.
As the human world has descended into dark evil during these last two years of dehumanization through government-led and government-sanctioned lies and medicalized totalitarianism, protection from and banishment of evil — and the promulgation of good to thwart evil — have both come to preoccupy me a great deal…
I stopped reading Greer’s site when I returned to the Catholic fold, in rational, voluntary obedience to traditional Catholic teachings on the dangers of occultism and witchcraft. I pray for Greer’s conversion; if the Latin Mass is indeed the most powerful force in the universe against evil, and I think it is, then the ancient Catholic faith is the truth in which to pray and work. But I bear him no ill will and, to repeat myself, I’m profoundly grateful for his instrumental role in steering me back to my Catholic faith.
Bigger picture, I have no intention of going against anyone who still works within the peak oil framing in good faith. As I wrote in the post, I share most of their goals: decentralized power, locally-controlled currencies, food, water, energy.
So peak oil proponents are not my enemies.
My enemies (for whose repentance and conversion I pray and against whose goals I work) are the central bankers and their puppets in the central governments pursuing global transhumanist heresy, depopulation, sickening, sterilization, surveillance, impoverishment and enslavement.
Rest In Peace, Pope Benedict XVI.