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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 08:12 AM

7. A worrisome pattern I've been noticing.

The people who run corporations, let's call them the 1% or the wealthy, are pushing to secure or control whatever resources that they can, agriculture, water, fish and so on.

Why would they be doing this now? If I were paranoid, I'd say more than likely because they foresee an environmental crash coming as much as anybody else does. They're not dumb. We have a false idea that corporations don't foresee Global Warming, that they aren't concerned about overpopulation and resource depletion. Their propaganda and denial notwithstanding, they're actually acting like those are exactly what they anticipate. When they rush to secure water and fish like a gold rush, it's because they're forecasting scarcity.

My guess is that the wealthy are grabbing the resources for themselves with the intent of letting the excess population, the other 99% or us, die. That's my nightmare.

If so, don't expect any concessions from the wealthy in terms of taxes or social programs. At least many of them are now seeing things now as a matter of their survival, us or them.

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