is pandemic across the Collapse Blogosphere these days. It probably should get its own listing in the DSM-IV right next to PTSD.
The two Biggest Collapse boards in the first generation were PeakOil and LATOC. LATOC is gone completely as Matt Savinar took it offline. PeakOil has withered away and gets less daily action than we get here in the Diner.
The early and most original Bloggers like Dmitri Orlov and Jimmy Kunstler more or less have made Collapse their Bizness, and both websites are mainly venues to promote their Books and Speaking Engagements. Both are still very creative writers, but they also both recycle the same themes over and over again. Neither participates much in discussion even over on their own Blog Commentariats.
For me, Collapse remains an intriguing and ever changing sea of information to digest, and really MOST
of the world still is not even AWARE
of it. The Collapse Fatigue
phenomenon mostly exists among people who have been aware of peak oil since at least 2007, some since as far back as 2000.
Like many Kollapsniks who have been waiting for the Sky to Fall, part of me wishes that it would just FALL
already so we can get on with the next stage, whatever that might be, bad as it is likely to be. However, for anyone who has NOT
yet fallen off the Economic Cliff, its a GOOD
thing that Extend & Pretend has worked as long as it has. Here on the Diner, we have several people who hope for 6mo-2years more time to get their Plans/Doomsteads ready.
I guess the best way to explain how I feel about Collapse and how I avoid Collapse Fatigue is to follow Ty Webb's advice in Caddyshack, in this case rather than "Be the Ball
", it's "Be the Collapse
". It remains the most IMPORTANT
topic of our time, and regardless how Old you might be there is still much to be learned here.
So I keep thinking about it and writing about it and discussing it with others here on the Diner. Even recycling old material is important because Newbies are always Waking Up here, more all the time. Us Old Timers should be around to fill in the Newbies and...