After watching some of the videos you will see in this essay, I cried and felt remorse for living on this planet at this particular moment in human history where we all must confront a terrible destiny whose clear outline is taking shape in the Gulf States. Life is hard but about to get exponentially more difficult for just about everyone who is not prepared for what is coming down on us at an accelerating pace. And with the natural laws of synchronicity working fine, as they usually do, we can expect even more surprises than the ones that are already showing up on the radar. Standby for evasive action!
The nation of Mexico is in the midst of a failed state breakdown into pure chaos. – Jim Willie
The mainstream and of course the government cannot possibly deal honestly with anything that is going on “but there comes a point when the news is so bad that it simply must be presented with some level of comprehensiveness. And that is happening today,” writes The Daily Bell, which also says, “in order to maintain the credibility of mainstream news organizations, a good deal of real information must be reported, both good and bad.”
Well the bad is leaking out all over the place especially in the Gulf of Mexico where perhaps the greatest disaster humanity has ever had to face is taking place. What I have to write about today is not for the faint hearted or for fluff balls who just want everyone to be nice and want serious problems to go away by themselves. Life, as it is being presented to us in 2010, is not for the weak. In fact many of our concepts and defenses are going to be rolled over by events happening on far shores as well by local environments near our homes.
I wish it was the only one great disaster humanity has to face but that is not the case. We have a story of biblical proportions shaping up but centered most strongly in the North American continent where the richest nation on earth goes through her death throws, which will probably be violent ones. What is happening though is happening to the world. One does not have to be a psychic today to see the handwriting on the wall but our resistance to change is paramount to keeping people frozen like dear caught in front of headlights.
We have a nightmarish ecological disaster riding on top of financial and economic disasters meeting up with a violent climate change and global cooling, which is directly threatening world food supplies. Four horsemen are riding in our collective direction and their hoofs are going to crush a great part of humanity. Some people are very happy about that since their goal is to reduce humanity down to about 500 million souls who they will abuse and control. And this speaks nothing of our current wars, the wars that are ominous, or the political and corporate leadership that cannot face any of these threats in an intelligent and compassionate way.
Most people cannot hear the hoofs of the four apocalyptic horsemen coming up the street. The first horseman of the Apocalypse is mentioned in Revelation 6:2: “I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.” The second horseman refers to terrible warfare that will break out in the end times. The third horseman was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. The third horseman of the Apocalypse refers to a great famine that will take place. The fourth horseman is symbolic of death and devastation.
Several recent headlines indicate that food prices will continue their climb upward. These troubling new reports show that agriculture production and stored grains are critically low and experts are predicting food shortages. The very likely possibility of a food shortage scare is rising as crop conditions deteriorate across the world. We are talking big potatoes here so eat up while you can. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just cut the acreage for corn planting this year by one million from the 88 million projected on March 31, left traders using terms such as “game-changer” and “shocking”. The government report showed one million fewer acres of corn planted this year than earlier projected, and almost 300 million fewer bushels of corn in storage. That’s a lot of food! Now add about 25 million acres under water in Canada and that’s a lot of bellies going to go hungry in the north next winter.
“If the USDA is right, then it turns out we don’t have those big corn surpluses after all, and that leaves the market vulnerable to weather,” said Don Roose, president of US Commodities in West Des Moines.
It’s bad news all around the world. Thailand and Vietnam, the world’s two largest rice exporters, face severe drought conditions that threaten to severely undermine this year’s crops and global supplies. Severe food shortage follows lack of rainfall in Syria. And now crops are being damaged by the toxic rain from the Gulf oil disaster. Mounting evidence suggests that the oil dispersant, Corexit 9500, can phase transition and could be entering clouds to form a toxic rain over the region.
On July 1st Governor Chris Gregoire asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to designate 29 counties in Washington as farm disaster areas due to weather-related losses. The damage was the result of extreme weather conditions throughout the spring, including severe cold, high winds and excessive rains. Potato and alfalfa crops were severely damaged after a freezing wind swept through east Idaho in the middle of June. Temperatures dropped to as low as 28 degrees, freezing the crops within minutes. Don’t let the eastern seaboard heat fool you; it’s getting cooler in the world because the Federal Reserve could not figure out a way of extending credit to the sun so it would increase solar output.
The evidence is mounting as one region after another checks in with their disasters – whether too much rain or too little, the cold, toxic pollution destroying a rich sea source of foods in the Gulf or acid oil rain destroying foods on land – that the world will begin to run out of food at the end of 2010 and 2011. When this happens, the resulting triple digit food inflation will lead to mass starvation as initially price will determine availability. In the face of food shortages, life will change dramatically and in a very short period of time. So plant your gardens now! You don’t have to be an end-of-times survivalist to believe that planting and storing food is pragmatic. Everyone with resources can and should design a good food storage and rotation system and buy bulk food as an investment along with creating self-sufficiency.
The world’s corporations are doing approximately $2.2 trillion worth of damage to the environment every year according to a report commissioned by the U.N. Environment Program and the Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative. The study was carried out by researchers from the London-based consulting firm Trucost, which portends a ghastly story of death, disease and destruction. Part of this toxicity is having an impact on the quality and even quantity of food available on our dinner plates; and this going on year after year is rising up to strike our cells like poisonous snakes.
The Gulf of Mexico is fast turning into a kill zone, both ecologically and economically, whose impact will be powerful, and soon. – Jim Willie
Dr. Palmer from the University of Texas and part of a Harvard Research team has told us how polluted the Gulf Region is with mercury, which is already having a direct effect on our children by playing its part in the devastating epidemic of neurological disorders including autism. It is not just the fish, the vaccines, or the dental amalgams that are saturating our bodies with mercury. Americans and people around the world are going to have to wake up to the fact that mercury is in the air they breathe, in the soil they plant in, and in the water they drink. And so are a lot of other deadly chemicals building up in the environment and now we have the Gulf adding a million to two million gallons more of pure toxicity to the area every day.
War Clouds on the Horizon
The cycles of war – the natural rhythms that predispose societies to descend into chaos, into hatred, into civil and even international war – are building momentum again and threaten to bear down on the world in short order. The U.S., for example, has pressured its mostly erstwhile allies into upping the sanctions on Iran for its efforts at becoming a nuclear power.
“And so the next chapter in this ongoing drama is set to open. A chapter, I fear, that ultimately leads to another war in the Middle East, potentially set off by a provision in the latest round of sanctions that calls for the embargoing countries to inspect cargo to and from Iran. By creating the conditions for what could easily turn into a naval blockade, the West has created an opportunity for a shoot-out at sea followed by all manner of consequences. Given Iran’s highly strategic location, an outbreak of hostilities – which would almost certainly quickly devolve into air strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities and retaliatory strikes against U.S. interests in the area – could amount to a very large black swan that sends the price of oil back into the triple-digits. The action item here is to pay close attention for stories of U.S. or British vessels boarding Iranian vessels at sea. At which point, should pay off big,” writes Casey Research.
Throughout history, major wars have often been triggered by financial crises. So the question is: Will today’s great financial crisis – the worst since the 1930s Depression – lead to World War III? North Korea is desperate and getting more so as their population is devastated by starvation and absolute control. The Afghanistan war has already spilled over into Pakistan and nobody is happy with what is happening in Georgia and other places around the underbelly of Russia.
The US Economy is on the verge of a powerful breakdown, if not collapse, since nothing has even remotely been fixed. “The Gulf of Mexico disaster will soon spread like an oil-soaked wildfire of economic destruction down South, which could easily affect the supply chain with grain delivery up the Mississippi River. Barges with oil-soaked hulls will not be permitted up the river. In fact, electricity power-generating stations along the coast are at risk of shutdown due to the likelihood of oil entering the water intake valves. The great majority of US states are at the end of their rope with budget shortfalls federal negligence, certain to result in broad layoffs, even dismissal of police and teachers and garbage collectors. These three groups of workers are commonly viewed as most critical. If police vanish, then chaos erupts. If teachers vanish, ignorance prevails along with idle youngsters on the streets. If garbage piles up………..” writes Jim Willie.
Jim Sinclair said, “BP is the primary player on the long-end of the energy curve. How exposed are Goldman sub J. Aron, Morgan Stanley and JPM? Probably hugely. Now credit has been cut to BP. Counter-parties will not accept their name beyond one year in duration. This is unheard of. A giant is on the ropes. If he falls, the very earth may shake as he hits the ground. As we are beginning to see, the Western pension structure, financial trading and global credit are all intertwined. BP is central to this, as a massive supplier of what many believe(d) to be AAA credit. So while we see banks roll over and die, and sovereign entities begin to falter… we now have a major oil company on the verge of going under. Another leg of the global economic ‘chair’ is being viciously kicked out from under us.”
Harrison County Emergency Manager Rupert Lacy said the material in Harrison County was “tar mats and patties … kind of the consistency of liver.” It was coming in over a 5- to 6-mile stretch from about a mile west of the harbor to the eastern edge of Pass Christian. He said the material was in large mats, floating near the bottom and breaking up and washing onto the beach in smaller pieces. Long Beach Fire Chief George Bass, the city’s emergency manager, said Wednesday night there were some tar mats in the water “the size of school buses.” There is lots of oil spreading around and it increases its path of ruin each day as another few million gallons leak and is sprayed into the Gulf. Imagine if they never stop this flow what will happen to the Gulf and then the North Atlantic Ocean, to the Southeastern United States and the eastern seaboard. And then onward to Europe…….
“Every day technology takes us further and further into uncharted depths, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Little, it seems, is beyond our reach. With all that we’ve accomplished, however, there’s a feeling we’ve built a civilization – a way of life – that is unsustainable. That we’ve reached a point where we are no longer able to fully understand or control the consequences of our technology, and for each day the oil spews relentlessly in the deep, the effects of this reality become more profound, more troubling,” writes Cris Sheridan.
We have reached pinnacles of several sorts but one of the clearest is seen is in the betrayal of the American people and the peoples of the world by the mainstream print press. We have known about the manipulation and corporate-backed control but now they are trying to hide a herd of elephants stampeding through a daycare center. Little-to-no mention is being made of the public health threat or the wildlife suffering and dying all over the place. Run down the headlines – it really seems like nothing that much is going on down there in the Gulf. Everything you have read and seen in this essay is from the Twilight Zone and as such is a figment of your imagination. It would be real nice to wake up tomorrow morning to see that it was all a dream but I am afraid the oil is black and is still rising up under huge pressure from four miles below the surface with no end in sight.