Joe Bageant & The Ants of Gaia

– If you’ve cruised through the Favorite Blogs section on this page, you will have discovered Joe Bageant’s Blog by now. He’s an interesting, brilliant and intellectually uncompromising individual much like Kevin at The Cryptogon.

– He writes from the ordinary man’s perspective and I’ve not read anyone who comes even remotely close to doing it as well as he does.

– In a recent piece he calls The Ants of Gaia, he’s written powerfully about where we are headed and the news is, as they say, not good. I want to reproduce the prophetic quote from Malthus he begins with and then link you over to his site and his piece, The Ants of Gaia.

The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race. The vices of mankind are active and able ministers of depopulation. They are the precursors in the great army of destruction, and often finish the dreadful work themselves. But should they fail in this war of extermination, sickly seasons, epidemics, pestilence, and plague advance in terrific array, and sweep off their thousands and tens of thousands. Should success be still incomplete, gigantic inevitable famine stalks in the rear, and with one mighty blow levels the population with the food of the world.
Thomas Malthus, 1798

and now onto Joe Bageant’s Site and The Ants of Gaia:

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