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Thursday, June 17, 2004

Participate in Creation of a Post Petroleum Age

We have a few moments here, which may stretch into five or ten years, where many of us are able to see what is coming down the pike, but the impact has not arrived. So we can afford to think about the sorts of things in a not-panicky way, but be fully motivated . The end of the petroleum age is upon us, and what do we do when oil-driven systems fail?

There is a really interesting e mag I'm starting to read, called "From the Wilderness." It deals with Washington politics, primarily, but it is looking into the future and taking peak oil into acccount. D-Fly, I thought you might be interested in this article which is calls for submissions on how we can ease the transition into a post-petroleum world. Microliving and microconsuming would probably be a big part of it.

I just found my primer on consensus decision-making process, "Democracy in the Raw," I still think it is one of the best essays/how-to's on the topic. I should send it in, who knows? Maybe feudal gang-rule will win as we fight over the last canned food, but maybe neighborhoods and regions will decide to organize themselves more fairly in order to deal with needs and scarcities. Just maybe. Look for the rainbow.


At 6:57 PM, Blogger dragonfly jenny said...

That is some good shit, Ms Ivieee! I put a link to the article (with a credit to you for the link) on my blog. Excellent project he's undertaking! Yeah I will be submitting!!!

At 11:14 PM, Blogger princess poysen ivieee said...

Hey thanks, D_Fly, I originally got the link to "From the Wilderness" from Thom the World Poet. I was very impressed with his analysis/predictions of the Bush administration going down in flames because the CIA is VERY pissed off about him outing Valerie Plame as an undercover agent, in a petty, mean-spirited vengeance move against Joe Wilson. According to Mike Rupert, Plame and her deep long-op were very important to the CIA's pipeline to Saudi Arabia's royal family and therefore to critical info about what oil is left in the world. In one act of spite against a critic, Wilson, Bush fucked up a huge, irreplaceable operation and now the CIA is out for his head, and it sure would be nice if some peace and love hippy cause could get him indicted, but if the hardball players with the CIA do it, well we won't protest them for that one.


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