Worst of all, Dickens is the progenitor of this projection. This woeful realization of polarities turned to pluralism. A pluralism where your opinion matters. Before his time, my instance of reversing the progenitor as propagating dissent is actually reverse engineered, a perversion of an end in itself that is the reality of decadence defined by the whimper, bang or something in between. That is forthcoming!
What exactly am I predicting?
On one level, that is for you, me or the person down the street, the end is inevitable. The difference being, that the "promise" of living in a world of abundance, enjoying the fruits of your labour and accumulated wealth has changed. Over time the realization that tomorrow's future is going to be vastly different than we, as a majority, imagined it to be. I am referring to predictions that emerge from the research commissioned by The Club of Rome to produce the Limits to Growth (1972).
The three authors of this watershed, landmark and prophetic work are;
Not mentioned above is the fourth contributing author, William W. Behrens III. I wonder what his involvement was in the book?
Some may object to my use of "prophetic" to describe the Limits to Growth (1972), for this particular book in no way is prophetic in the sense that the prophets of Old Testament (God only knows) claim, for nowhere within the Limits to Growth do the above authors mention an inevitable end of times.
Before we delve into the book, let's start with the "The" book. The comparison itself removes the Goodness in itself, preemptively putting the Bible (God only knows) on a pedestal on par with other books.
Major Prophets from the Old Testament
The Book of Isaiah tells primarily of prophecies of the judgments awaiting nations that are persecuting Judah.
The Book of Jeremiah was written as a message to the Jews in exile in Babylon, explaining the disaster of exile as God's response to Israel's pagan worship.
The Book of Lamentations tells of the mourning the desertion of the city by God, its destruction, and the ultimate return of the divinity.
The Book of Ezekiel tells of the judgements on Israel and the nation and also the future blessings of Israel.
The Book of Daniel tell of God's plans to save all Israel in their present oppression, just as he saved Daniel from his enemies.
In true scientific tradition, the Limits to Growth is prophetic in that it uses mathematics (God's language) to predict, "the most probable result will be a rather sudden and uncontrollable decline in both population and industrial capacity".
How is this "Good" book going to save us now?
Only time will tell.