"All efforts to save, sacrifice or prevent the coming calamity are misguided or blind hope exercises, based upon a critical misunderstanding of the severity of the problem. I liken this to the same efforts to try to change our political system, it’s so badly abused and perverted today that it would be better to destroy it then to attempt to fix it. All we ever get is more self-appointed and “anointed” monsters ever (s)Election cycle and nothing ever changes and nothing ever will.
We can’t stop climate change either — or the police state, or the march towards fascism, or the food supply problem, or the energy problem or the melting polar caps, or the methane gas release from the permafrost, or the acidification of the oceans, or the two party system, or actually much of anything at all. And every single one of these things, all by themselves spells our guaranteed collapse because our momentum cannot be halted, it can only collapse.
We’re so far into overshoot because of past cheap energy that the crash of our oil-soaked civilization is a foregone conclusion. Plan according. Plan as if your life depends on it, because it does. Plans as if it is “all over” because it is. Plan as if you are trying to survive the end of the world because you are. Plan as if the world’s entire population is going to go absolutely berserk and many of them will eventually try to kill you — because they will for you being smart enough to plan ahead (yeah, you’re going to make many enemies for having foresight and a modicum of intelligence, get used to it).
Crashstead plans. Make them now and follow them through. It’s not rocket science, it’s common sense. Do it now. Do what works for you."