A long time ago, at the end of the last millennium, a group of U.S. government elites collectively known as “neoconservatives” drafted a visionary document called “The Project for a New American Century” (PNAC). Easily readable via the Internet, this PNAC document made clear that the 21st century United States’ chief goal would be nothing less than world domination (dubbed “full spectrum dominance” in Pentagon’ese) in the name of waging a global sequential war for the planet’s remaining fossil fuel energy resources. Looking back over the decade since the 9/11/2001 tragedy (itself an unsolved mystery, as...
By Vidda Crochetta
What is it about the future we seem to fear so much? Will we all end by “dining on ashes” paralyzed like lumps of coal on a fire? Will there be any free space left to sit on the ground “and tell sad stories of the death of kings?”
Confucius said that the health of a nation could be determined by the integrity of its homes. If we apply that standard, we’re in trouble.
Culturally, most Americans don’t even have homes anymore. They have houses, not homes. Homes are something that are made, not bought. And, homes, thus, require homemakers. That’s right, plural: homemakers. I’m not talking about just women. And, I’m not talking about Ozzie and Harriet stereotypical housewives.
I am talking about what Dr....
In the wake of terror attacks, politicians are fond of proclaiming, “We will not be intimidated.” By this they seem to mean that we won’t cower in fear, but will boldly root out the terrorists, visit upon them the hand of justice, and hold them to account. “Make no mistake,” about that, they say. We will be tough, and by tough they mean heightening security at home, intensifying counter-terrorism measures abroad, and punishing the perpetrators and all who give them aid and comfort.
Tough and strong though they seem, all of these responses are based on fear. They are the actions of people who are afraid of terrorism...
Our MOST LIKELY TO SECEDE book tour kicked off in fine fashion @ Shiretown Books (LINK) in Woodstock, Vermont on Saturday, April 13 with a celebration to honor of Thomas Jefferson's 270th birthday and our new book.
2VR cake and candles included!
Thanks to everyone who came out for a provocative discussion about the nature of Vermont independence.
Special thanks to Shiretown Books for hosting our event.
PRESS RELEASE: Innovative Co-op Solar Hot Water Heating Program Ends on April 30th
Many of us who have been researching collapse for a decade or more repeatedly use the word in writing, speaking, and daily conversation, but few of us have the opportunity to define it with such precision or personal experience as one finds in Dmitry Orlov’sforthcoming book Five Stagesof Collapse: Survivors’ Toolkit(New Society Publishers, 281 pages). I first heard of Dmitry when I was writing for From The Wilderness in 2005 after FTW published “Post-Soviet Lessons For A Post-...
Derivatives turn the financial system into a casino. And the House always wins.