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I myself have written extensively about the lies and fabrications that society has spewed forth in its desire to androgynize the sexes - based on entirely fabricated lies or willful distorting of the truth and society's refusal to observe the naked reality that exists about them. The sexes are different, and every time before that a society has androgynized the sexes, their birth-rates plummeted and the society collapsed. So far, there have been no exceptions. This is one bullshit bubble that's probably going to burst sometime during my lifetime, if I've still got another 30 or 40 years left in me. With a birth-rate of around 1.5 per couple - an approximate norm around the Western World - SOMETHING is going to have to give as our continually ageing population will be bankrupting the younger ones and starving them to death. This is just a fact of life, and nature is going to slap us right in the face with it: Any population that starves its younger productive generations to feed the older non-productive generations, will soon go extinct. It's the same kind of math that dictates 1 man can get 100 women pregnant, but 1 woman cannot give birth to 100 men's children. Nature will not bend on these issues - no matter your ideoligical bent.
The question is, however, are all of the various Bullshit Bubbles related to each-other? In many ways, I suspect that they are.
I do, actually, think all of these Bubbles are intertwined, and one will cause the bursting of the other - simply because of the basic laws of reality and nature. The Bullshit Bubble that is our Economy is, I think the one that is going to burst first and set off the chain reaction of Bullshit Bursting all over the damn place.
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So, far more than any rising "misogynist men's movement" taking rabid feminism behind the shed and putting it out of society's misery, simple economics will likely do so out of the natural order of the earth, which we still live under despite allowing our rationalization hamsters to convince ourselves of an alternate reality.
A rapidly technologically advancing society will also soon learn that you can't dictate a living wage through legislation alone. If $15/hr is not profitable to pay an employee, no employee will be paid such, and until technology allows products to be brought to market profitably, such products will not be made or created. It's simple economics and not rocket science. An employer who has a profit margin of $50,000/yr cannot afford an increase of $60,000/yr in employee wages. It does not matter how many more laws you pass... the math still won't work. You can't legislate natural law. No matter how many laws are passed, 2+2 will never equal 5.
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In a collapsing economy, will useless degrees become even more worthless? And, btw, if the government were to actually provide free university education to 100% of the citizenry, would this automatically boost the economy? Why? If EVERYONE has a degree, it will be as common as a high-school diploma... which once upon a time was considered a fairly significant achievment, but now doesn't even qualify you for more than a burger flipper. If everyone gets a Ph D in society, then Ph D's will be flipping burgers too... it's just a simple fact of life. Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to simply going back to a high-school diploma being the norm in society? Think of how much money would be saved... and how we might be forced back, during economic hardship, to times when it doesn't require writing a Master's Thesis on "The Philosophical Nature of the Universe" in order to be a qualified "Fry-Guy" down at Burger King. In fact, a qualified "Fry-Guy" could probably be had with a Grade Eight education, don't you think? And, a society under economic duress, will likely be forced - by the laws of nature - to stop over-qualifying people for jobs beyond what is financially feasible.
I suspect society will go through a rapid evolution of thinking once the Economic Bullshit Bubble Bursts - they are all inter-related, and without the funding caused by ever-expanding debt, all the other Bullshit Bubbles will have no choice but to start bursting all over the place.
It's gonna be a helluva a mess...
If Your BS Detector Isn't Shrieking, It's Broken -- Charles Hugh Smith, OfTwoMinds