Would a hungry wolf at the door motivate you to action?
A self-appointed Christian prophet of doom must have been happy on Saturday when I turned up on his blog agreeing with what he said. Repent! He cried when he announced nations and the global economy would be destroyed. I agreed. He announced the doom of the world because of abandonment of morality. I agreed. His God was angry and was going to punish humanity, I agreed with reservations. Regardless of who is doing the destroying, humanity is in big trouble, since it is an undeniable fact that Entropy exists, and this natural force is an ugly beast you don’t want to tangle with down a dark alley. In popular culture Entropy is the Grim Reaper, scientists boringly call it chaos theory or entropy. The simple rule is when you live an unsustainable life entropy gate crashes your party and ruins your life.
I question if this Christian doom-merchant has an understanding of the consequences or really believes it will happen that the outcome he appears to positively hope for will come into being. It is easy to talk doom from behind the safety of a computer keyboard, in a democracy and security of the modern aspects of modern civilisation. Would this Christian be so enthusiastic for the collapse of civilisation with no running water, no electricity for his internet, the cupboards and food stores empty of food? Like children many of these types of people know not the consequences of what they hope for.
My Viking ancestors who caused Colchester so much trouble and destroyed an army sent against them at the Battle of Maldon in 991 CE liked to relate stories about a giant wolf called Fenris, who breaking free of his chains begins the process of the end of the world, in the great war of Ragnarok which destroys the known universe and where gods died. Fenris is another metaphorical version of entropy. The people of East Anglia, including Colchester, have a close affinity for devilish wolves and dogs they called the Black Shuck.
Now it is my desire to keep Liberated Way positive, offering solutions and insights, but in a background of stark realism. It is motivating to a human being if they know there is a giant hungry wolf howling at the door trying to get in to eat them, thus using local legends of Black Shuck I offer a metaphor of Entropy being such a wolf. Fenris and Black Shuck of course are colourful yarns to scare naughty children, but they have some truth in metaphor, and Entropy is real. If humanity exist in the unsustainable ways they currently are doing it is like hacking the chains free of Fenris. The Christian doom-merchant is correct about the consequences of unleashing Entropy upon the world, because for the human race it will be Ragnarok.