(Geo)politics

Book Review | Failing States, Collapsing Systems: Biophysical Triggers of Political Violence
A review of Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed's excellent big-picture take on what he calls the “crisis of civilization” (as opposed to a “clash of civilizations”)
Feb 13, 2017 10 min read comments
Book Review | Failing States, Collapsing Systems: Biophysical Triggers of Political Violence
Melbourne's Donald Trump Protests: Harbinger of the Rise of Pauline Hanson?
How does Australia prevent its own far-right insurgence? Possibly by outflanking them. In other words, by rescinding its slipshod Multicultural Policy
Feb 3, 2017 14 min read comments
Melbourne's Donald Trump Protests: Harbinger of the Rise of Pauline Hanson?
Controlling the Collapse Argument With the Fakery of “Fake News”, Or More Like a Case of Plain Old (Unuseful) Idiocy?
Are certain peak oil and collapse sites being blacklisted from being blacklisted, or might those in charge just be daft to the big picture here?
Dec 8, 2016 6 min read comments
Controlling the Collapse Argument With the Fakery of “Fake News”, Or More Like a Case of Plain Old (Unuseful) Idiocy?
Having Said Nothing About Smashing the “Glass Floor”, it's the Democrats that are Ultimately Responsible for Trump's Win
While much is said about smashing the “glass ceiling”, nothing is said about getting people access to the land – smashing the “glass floor” [part 3/3]
Nov 28, 2016 17 min read comments
Having Said Nothing About Smashing the “Glass Floor”, it's the Democrats that are Ultimately Responsible for Trump's Win
Divide and Distract: If Donald Trump Wins the Election He Loses, But if He Loses the Election He Wins
Might this zany election not only be fixed but part of a grand farce to distract us from the collapse of industrial civilisation? [part 2/3]
Nov 7, 2016 19 min read comments
Divide and Distract: If Donald Trump Wins the Election He Loses, But if He Loses the Election He Wins
World Electioneering Entertainment 2016: 1,000 Years of Energy Independence and the Greatest Con Ever?
Could Trump be playing a WEE character in order to distract the citizenry from peaking energy supplies and the collapse of industrial civilization? [part 1/3]
Oct 28, 2016 16 min read comments
World Electioneering Entertainment 2016: 1,000 Years of Energy Independence and the Greatest Con Ever?
Politics Doesn't Trump Physics, Nor the Economics of Collapse
Politics can be egalitarian when going up Hubbert's Curve, but it's a whole different story when going down [part 2/4]
Sep 26, 2016 13 min read comments
Politics Doesn't Trump Physics, Nor the Economics of Collapse
The West's Abetment of an Islamic State in Turkey?
Surely the United States wouldn't condone “radical Islam” right? For if it did, controlling a country would be as easy as controlling a few clerics [part 3/3]
Aug 29, 2016 12 min read comments
The West's Abetment of an Islamic State in Turkey?
The Backstory to the Attempted Turkish Coup
“Better the devil you know than the devil you don't”, which is perhaps useful when you know which one of them you know better than the other [part 2/3]
Aug 19, 2016 10 min read comments
The Backstory to the Attempted Turkish Coup
Erdoğan's Shift From American to Russian Fossil Fuels?
Regardless of whether the attempted Turkish coup was real or not, could control of an energy conduit have been the underlying motive? [part 1/3]
Aug 10, 2016 11 min read comments
Erdoğan's Shift From American to Russian Fossil Fuels?