What began as a reversal of the real estate market in the
There are three types of economic recession, the V and
the U type, and the English letters show graphically how soon the economy
recovers. Now experts begin to predict the third one, the L recession that
never rebounds back. In fact, the crisis is much more than a mere economic one.
In a recent lecture in
On January 26, 2009, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for the economic crisis to be be seen as nothing more than “difficult birth-pangs of a new global order”. He called for a “new global order,” and a new form of internationalism, a mantra that is becoming all too familiar as globalists exploit the very problem they created to centralize power into fewer hands.
William Eckhardt (A dialectical
evolutionary theory of civilizations, empires, and wars. In: Civilizations
world systems studying world-historical change, ed by
S. K. Sanderson.
Since we would need five earths if everyone was to live their lives as Americans do today and the world population will reach 7.5 billion soon, the prospects of this war civilization have been painted as one that we will spend all our current wealth wiping out 6 billion people in the next world war with an assumption that we will generate no less wealth soon after the war to support the left over 1.5 billion people. Fortunately as pointed by this web site three years ago, this war civilization has been dying out rapidly since the end of the Second World War and the Cold War Era. This global crisis may be the first sign that history may choose a more dramatic end to this war civilization with an accelerating speed.
Here we review what kind of life humans lived before our
war civilization started. A notable American anthropologist, Marvin Harris,
wrote, “ Archaeological evidence from the upper paleolithic period (the Old Stone Age), about 30, 000 BC to
10,000 BC, makes it perfectly clear that hunters who lived during these times
enjoyed relatively high standards of comfort and security. They were no
bumbling amateurs.” For example, the bones of over a thousand mammoths were
excavated from one site in Czechoslovakia, and the remains of 10, 000 wild
horses that were stampeded at various intervals over a high cliff near Sohitre in France, testify that those were sophisticated
hunters. It was proved beyond any doubt that as long as population density is
kept low, hunter/collectors can enjoy both leisure and high diets. (Marvin
Harris: Cannibals and Kings.
It turns out that those prehistoric people practiced birth control, as it was impossible for a woman to carry two babies to move around. Scholars believe that high protein diets reduce birth rate substantially compared to the high carbohydrate diets of later times. Women have to gain a certain amount of fat reserve before any pregnancy, and carbohydrate diets apparently speed up this process. Those ancient people also used birth control technique which cannot be used today such as homosexuality and mating of infertile with fertile people. Of course they knew how to eat certain plants to induce an artificial abortion. The average height of those men was 177 cm while women, 165 cm. The average height of men was only 175 cm in 1960 in the United States. There are not enough data for me to outline what kind of life humans lived from 10,000 BC to 3,000 BC. The human life during these times must be closer to that before than that after, since humans only started to work as hard as we do today after the idle class of people appeared to supervise others' work. They used the prospects of violence and execution to force people work the way they wanted, which is the main feature of the war civilization.
The world population was estimated to be half million in 30,000 BP (before present) but 6 millions in 10,000 BP (before present). Let say the average population was 1.5 millions for the whole period from 30,000 BC to 10,000 BC, one 4,333rd of our current population. But our average possession per capita is many more than 4,333 times of that of the people who lived during the Old Stone Age. They possessed literally nothing except the world. We have every reason to believe that we will be able to enjoy relatively high standards of comfort and security with leisure as those ancient people did ten thousand years ago after this war civilization collapses into a more humane world. The current global crisis may be the first step of this collapsing process.