For a while now I’ve been collecting weird news and warning of possible signifiers of alternative realities. So you might be wondering why I haven’t said anything about the natural catastrophes currently afflicting the Americas.
For anyone who’s missed them the west coast of the USA is on fire, Texas is under water following a record breaking hurricane, a Category 5 hurricane swept through the Caribbean wreaking havoc on it’s way to Florida, Mexico was hit by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake and now the still reeling islands of the Caribbean are facing another hurricane.
These are all terrible but none of it is weird, or other, or even entirely unexpected. The fires in America’s west are one expected effect of climate change. Climate change is also to blame for the ferocity of the hurricanes if not for their number. Powerful earthquakes are not new to Mexico.
Yes these terrible disasters might herald a coming climate apocalypse but it’s a slow apocalypse and one that we’ve seen coming for years.
+++PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CALLED NEW HAMPSHIRE A “DRUG-INFESTED DEN” DURING PHONE CALL WITH MEXICAN PRESIDENT, JANUARY+++
+++TRUMP SAID,”I WON NEW HAMPSHIRE BECAUSE NEW HAMPSHIRE IS A DRUG-INFESTED DEN” AND “KIDS ARE BECOMING ADDICTED TO DRUGS BECAUSE THE DRUGS ARE BEING SOLD FOR LESS MONEY THAN CANDY,”+++HE CITES MEXICO AS THE SOURCE FOR THE SUPER CHEAP DRUGS+++
+++NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENTS OBJECT TO THE PRESIDENT’S CHARACTERISATION OF THEIR STATE AND POINT OUT THAT ALTHOUGH HE WON THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY HE LOST BOTH THE POPULAR AND THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION+++
Ok, that last bit was me joking but the rest of the story appears legit. There is a genuine opiate problem throughout the US and New Hampshire has been particularly badly hit with a tenfold increase in deaths from opiate overdose from 2011 to 2015. I don’t think this increases the chances of Zeppelin sightings since this is clearly a long standing problem however it does suggest a new runner in the apocalypse stakes.
Apocalypse watchers I give you the Drug Apocalypse. This is the apocalypse where an increasing reliance on drugs blinds the lower classes to class iniquity and allows the super rich to hijack democracy leading to an inevitable societal breakdown. It’s the only possible explanation for the drugs being so cheap. If the super rich weren’t subsidising the drugs there’s no way that they could be cheaper than candy.
There’s now a page on the blog collecting all the Zeppelin related material: Zeppelins!