When the food supply is really poor and the hunt has produced too little for the entire pack of dogs, they will fight viciously over whatever 'kill' there is. We can imagine most carnivorous animals would react in a similar fashion.
In a parallel situation, humans can see things taking a turn for the worse... global warming and climate change are going to take their toll on human activity. Science has already laid out what the future holds for us. Our carbon based civilizations have thrived for an extended period of time creating a modern world of technical wonders. That devotion to carbon has also created a monster that is now coming for us. As the monster approaches, there will be unique opportunities for 'profit' that would not normally be available. Literally, both the 'businessmen' and the dogs move in for the 'kill' in an environment of scarcity of prey; and literally, they will fight to the death for the scraps.
The leaders of our 'pack' are now in the process of recognizing the truth about the future and they are now already fighting for every scrap in sight. Witness today's current international activities.
It is still 'profitable' to mine coal from the ground. In a moment of good sense, we started restricting coal mining in an effort to improve the environment. But, now the leadership has decided to suck the last possible profit from that source while we still have enough humans to dig it out.
It is the same with oil. The leadership is drilling and planning to drill right up until the end. They are building pipelines to transport the oil to 'market' while there is still a market of living purchasers of their products.
We can see that the past and present systems will not work in the future. There is not much consensus among the elite regarding how to proceed at this point in our history. This is why there is so much acrimony among the oligarchy today. The White House and the 'intelligence' community (misnomer if ever there was one) and the congress and the media, etc. cannot agree and are now engaged in the beginning of that 'fight to the death ' over the scraps.
The people, of course, are standing on the side, powerless.
For some reason, tradition perhaps, the oligarchy is still attempting to persuade the masses of believing in one position or the other. They know the people have no power, but the habit of the wealthy elite has been to use propaganda of various kinds to sway the people into following along and so they continue today... "fake news".
As the ruling class fights among itself, they use misinformation and lies to make their opponents 'look bad' in the proverbial eyes of the world.
The people have long recognized the truth about ‘free trade’ as a system of zillions of 'rules' aimed at protecting international corporations as they steal resources and destroy environments around the world. The rules are written specifically to ruin local economies and environments and to protect corporate 'investments'.
On top of everything else, the corporate world could fall back on tremendous military might to enforce anything the elite wanted to enforce... or to force whatever down the throats of the world's populations.
That's how it has been. But, thanks to global warming, it is all changing right now in front of our eyes. Everything is now 'short-term'. The oligarchy is determined to cash in on every profit potential in sight while there is still time...
When we turn on the television news, we are witnessing the dogs trying to tear each other apart as they fight for those last scraps... and that's the truth !!!
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