My view is that when you remove organised religion, you'll find any number of bizarre pseudospiritualist beliefs take its place, or it will just be replaced by another religion whose adherents are more comitted to their faith, as in Western Europe.

Beyond the West, the idea of the world becoming less religious doesn't hold up. Africa, the Middle East and India are all major religious centres and are becoming a larger share of the world population.

Even inside Europe and North America, birthrates favour religious minorities over the irreligious majority, pointing to a more religious future.

Basically, athiesm was just a moment.

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But about the President being isolated from the world is probably true. Most of the information we have suggests that the Russian military genuinely believed that the war would be far easier for them than it has been. This is the problem with stagnant hierarchies like the Russian state, where information from the ground up gradually begins to diminish in quality and accuracy the further up it goes, until it's completely distorted by the time it reaches Putin's ears.

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Brilliant article.

All of human culture and tradition will be sanitised and repackaged in the name of efficiency and safety. But in truth, we know it is to prevent alternative centres of oppositional power from forming.

People from across the political sprectrum should put aside petty differances and unite to dropkick this corporate dystopia into nonexistence.

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Thanks for the comment Dean, glad you enjoyed it. I also think that the long term will trend towards greater efficiency and production but we'll be in for a bumpy transition period over the next decade.

Lots of evidence that Blackrock and others (Palintir, for instance) are looking to cushion themselves with Black Swan resistant assets in the meantime.

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Dominic M. Lawson

Dominic M. Lawson

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