Are you prepared to see the future by delving into a past that was erased from your purview? Today’s RSB Show blog post sets the stage – a sneak preview for a blockbuster interview scheduled for Thursday’s 4/18/13 RSB Show with Dmitry Orlov, a Russian-American engineer and a writer on subjects related to “potential economic, ecological and political decline and collapse in the United States,” something he has called “permanent crisis”. Orlov believes collapse will be the result of huge military budgets, government deficits, an unresponsive political system and declining oil production. Orlov was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) and moved to the United States at the age of 12. He has a BS in Computer Engineering and an MA in Applied Linguistics. He was an eyewitness to the collapse of the Soviet Union over several extended visits to his Russian homeland between the late 1980s and mid-1990s.
Liam Scheff will join RSB in revealing the 5 stages of collapse and how to prepare yourself both mentally and emotionally! Here are some great Orlov quotes (from “Reinventing Collapse”):
“The Soviet Union and the United States are each either the winner or the first runner-up in the following categories: the space race, the arms race, the jails race, the hated evil empire race, the squandering of natural resources race, and the bankruptcy race. In some of these categories, the United States is, shall we say, a late bloomer, setting new records even after its rival was forced to forfeit. Both believed, with giddy zeal, in science, technology, and progress, right up until the Chernobyl disaster occurred. After that, there was only one true believer left.”
They are the two post-World War II industrial empires that attempted to impose their ideologies on the rest of the world: democracy and capitalism versus socialism and central planning. Both had some successes: while the United States reveled in growth and prosperity, the Soviet Union achieved universal literacy, universal health care, far less social inequality, and a guaranteed – albeit lower – standard of living for all citizens. The state-controlled media took pains to make sure that most people didn’t realize just how much lower it was: “Those happy Russians don’t know how badly they live,” Simone Signoret said after a visit.
Both empires made a big mess of quite a few other countries, each one financing and directly taking part in bloody conflicts around the world in order to impose its ideology, and to thwart the other. Both made quite a big mess of their own country, setting world records for the percentage of population held in jails (South Africa was a contender at one point). In this last category, the U.S. is now a runaway success, supporting a burgeoning, partially privatized prison-industrial complex (a great source of near-slave wage labor).
Still a believer in the myth of America? Try this on for size:
While the United States used to have far more goodwill around the world than the Soviet Union, the “evil empire” gap has narrowed since the Soviet Union disappeared from the scene. Now, in many countries around the world, including Western countries like Sweden, the United States ranks as a bigger threat to peace than Iran or North Korea. In the hated- empire race, the United States is now beginning to look like the champion. Nobody likes a loser, but especially if the loser is a failed superpower. Nobody had any pity for the poor defunct Soviet Union; and nobody will have any pity for poor defunct America either.”
We’re talking Peak Oil – as we peak at Thursday’s upcoming interview with author Dmitry Orlov. Were the U.S. an S.U. (Soviet Union) really so different? What can we learn from the collapse of the USSR? We’ll be discussing Orlov’s “Reinventing Collapse” ahead of his visit on Wednesday’s (4/17/13) RSB Show broadcast as well! And Liam is road-testing Peak Oil concepts by battling it out on the Internet. We’ll report on what he finds. Stay tuned for discussion like nowhere else, particularly in the state-censored mainstream media!
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