An dieser Stelle möchten wir den tragischen Tod von Michael C. Ruppert bedauern. Er war eine sehr wichtige Person in der Peak Oil-Bewegung und hat vielen Menschen die Augen geöffnet. So lebt er dadurch in ihnen weiter. Im Buch Peak Oil Personalities beendete er sein Kapitel mit dem folgenden Zitat von Marcus Aurelius: 

"Nature which governs the whole will soon change all things which thou seest, and out of their substance will make other things, and again other things from the substance of them, in order that the world may be ever new."


"Scenario #2. You live out in the country. There is no electricity, no heating oil or propane deliveries. Gasoline is no longer available, and you can no longer drive 30 miles to the nearest supermarket or Walmart. In any case, these stores are no longer open for business because merchandise is no longer being delivered to them. You used to be on friendly terms with some of the neighbors, but now everybody is afraid of each other. In any case, it’s too far, and too dangerous, to walk anywhere. Your drinking water used to come from a deep drilled well via an electric pump, which no longer works. There also used to be a sump pump and a dehumidifier in your basement, which is now permanently flooded and filling with black mold. Armed gangs are filtering through the landscape, looking for caches of food and other supplies. They are increasingly expert at what they do, and most people either give up their stockpile voluntarily or die trying to defend it."

Zum Artikel von Dmitry Orlov, erschienen auf Club Orlov (8. April 2014) »


Dies ist der achte Cartoon des Künstlers Johann Mayr rund um das Thema Erdöl, den wir unseren Lesern exklusiv auf ASPO-Deutschland vorstellen möchten. 

Auf ASPO-Deutschland mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Johann Mayr veröffentlicht.
Copyright: Johann Mayr, Jetzendorf, 2014.


"Now the EU representatives will have to answer some very difficult questions from television viewers back home. Such as: “Why are the people waving EU flags wearing Nazi emblems? Are we supporting Nazis?” or “If they are peaceful, then why are they throwing Molotov cocktails at policemen and taking them hostage?”... And how about this one: “What makes you think that the five Ukrainian nuclear power plants will remain safe if the country falls into chaos?” Just one more, but it's a doosie: “If Ukraine becomes ungovernable, how are we going to get our fix of Russian natural gas next winter? Are we going to freeze to death?” ... More importantly, what about the average Russian, who is used to thinking that “nothing can be done” but is now seeing right on his television screen how for three months now special forces, armed to the teeth, haven't been able to do much of anything to put down a ragtag mob of provincials? Thoughts are starting to course through his brain—dangerous thoughts. And the average Belarussian is even further ahead in his thinking ... The Americans and the Brits are also in shock. They couldn't possibly care any less about the sufferings of the Ukrainian aborigines. All they care about is that Russia doesn't grow stronger. Until recently Yanukovych seemed like a pleasant sort of dictator—not too accommodating toward the Russians, and willing to talk business with the West, about shale gas and other natural resources in particular. But now there's a bloody mess, with Molotov cocktails, troop carriers on fire, catapults, snipers... They could dismiss Yanukovych, but then who would honor all the agreements and contracts he has signed? And who will they talk business with? The guerilla warrior nationalists from The Right Sector? The club-wielding Cossacks? And what if the Russians achieve some kind of breakthrough, absorb Russian-speaking Eastern Ukraine into the Russian Federation, and grow even stronger? ... So, who isn't in shock? I saw him today on Independence Square: a Cossack dressed in national garb, who, with a smile on his face, was marching off to skirmish with the special forces. In one hand he held a shield with “Glory to Ukraine” written on it, and in the other a frighteningly big club. He was singing a patriotic song. It occurred to me that this man isn't bothered by questions such as “How will I get home tonight?” or “What if something happens to me?” or “What is going to happen to us all?” He isn't in shock. He no longer gives a damn, bless him."

Zum Artikel von Andrey Tymofeiuk, erschienen auf ClubOrlov (22. Februar 2014) »

Zum Artikel von Pepe Escobar "Will NATO annex Ukraine?", erschienen auf RT (24. Februar 2014) »

Zur Transkription des Interviews mit Prof. Francis Boyle "Ukraine’s “Brown Shirt Revolution”: Part of a US -NATO -EU Plan to Break up Russia?", erschienen auf GlobalResearch (22. Februar 2014) »