Morlock Elloi on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:24:09 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> [spectre] the EU's first rogue state

Urban populations ... no one will waste nukes on peasants. Peasants and the ruling class will survive.

Do a search on "luxury shelters" or "doomsday bunkers" - from $1MM to $40MM a pop. It doesn't matter if they will work or not - what matters is that the buyers believe they will, and these buyers are the ones making the nuking decisions.

Between the Silicon Valley psychopaths working on personal immortality, 5 megacorps amassing trillions in cash and not spending it, and the top 0.001% becoming preppers, it's obvious that there is a general belief among the ruling class that these tumultuous times will end in some kind of rupture, and they are getting ready. No one likes the times we live in. I don't have any doubts that those of them loosely identifying as "Americans" will opt for the nuclear gamble if faced with losing the imperial status. They are certainly ready to play the nuclear gamble for far less - like losing the elections.

On 8/13/17, 19:44, Thomas Keenan wrote:
"A limited nuclear war" ... limited to whom?

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