Once again, many thanks to one of my readers, Mr. Brent Kyle, who turned me onto a wonderful website—http://www.chrismartenson.com. So far, I have not had much time to explore the site; instead, I’ve devoted a bit of time to watching his Crash Course 20-part series. Each part ranges from 3 – 20 minutes and is well worth taking the time to view; in fact, you owe it to yourself and your family to do exactly that.
Mr. Martenson is not a “doomer”—he presents facts, predictions, and his own opinions, being careful to make a clear distinction between each one. He does not necessarily say that the end of life as we know it is certain and upon us; instead, he points out that it is at least plausible (if not highly probable) and then invites one to decide their own course of action.
Unlike similar sites, Mr. Martenson’s doesn’t delight in pointing out sinister fiends lurking in the shadows of our society—the blame lies squarely at the feet of humanity, for good or ill. I cannot stress how important it is for people to become aware of issues such as peak oil, a flawed monetary system, diminishing resources, etc. I know that it sounds like so much hippie hogwash and conspiracy bullshit … but … it isn’t.
An ancient Chinese curse goes something like this: May you live in interesting times.
Well, we are living in quite possibly the most interesting times of all. Again and again, Chris Martenson points out that one can view these coming changes with either fear or exhilaration—which will you choose?
Personally, I find both to be true … but I have always looked at life as an adventure and this could be the greatest one of them all.
I am primarily an entertainer—I write fictional novels that are laced with dark humor and often end in tragedy—but it is also my pleasure to write this column and host this website, which I like to use as a platform to verse the general public in current affairs, alternative news, unlikely music, and many other things. If you enjoy Secret Laboratory, I invite you to subscribe and pass it along to your friends … and please: support my efforts as an author by purchasing my books, as this is how I derive my income.
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Today is my thirty-third birthday. In just a little over an hour, I will be previewing the new hit movie, Contagion, which will be officially released tomorrow … which means that I will be able to post my review here later tonight or tomorrow. There are other topics that I wanted to cover today, but they will have to wait—if I want to make it to that show, I had better put on pants. And besides, I still have to watch the Republican debates from last night and catch Obama’s bad act this evening—and then there’s the Packers game to consider.
Okay. Here’s your wisdom: