Aftermath is a blog dealing strongly with possibilities for the future post-crash.  It’s current members are Benjamin Shender and Miranda Vivian (Miranda Belcher).

Benjamin has been working on these issues for several years and is currently involved in projects dealing with conventions, multi-media, and practical applications.  

Miranda is relatively new to most of these ideas,  though she has always held a suspicion that something is not quite right with the world.  Her main goal for the future is to help create a better life for the survivors of the Crash.



  1. January 14, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I have always sensed a “doomsday” would come. Even after serving in Vietnam (’72) several childhood friends and I were planning to “head out” to avoid the deadline! We, or shall I say I never made it!
    Here I sit in a seniors’ apartment … nothing much to talk about … damn near homeless in ’06! I have COPD (6 months off smokes) plus depression … I’m 58, and life has completely passed me by … sometimes by my choice … othertimes by MY LACK OF CHOOSING! Now, having read some of your blogs and comments, I sit here in dumbstruck awe! Oh, whoa is me, what to do?

  2. Aftermath said,

    January 17, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Life is always possibilities, when we refuse to choose, the decision is made for us. When refuse to take responsibility for our lives, we are dead.

    -Benjamin Shender

  3. Billy Duvall said,

    July 19, 2008 at 3:40 am

    I’ve just found your blog while looking up wood sorrel. I’ve known for awhile that something is wrong but I thought it was me. About 7 years ago I started my journey to conquer myself. In the process I’ve learned that society has been guiding me down the wrong path. Here is what I know about the collapse of society. Each generation gets more pathetic than the one before it until it collapses. I’ve also got a blog: billy-path.blogspot.com. I think you’ll find it interesting.

    Here is some wisdom I think you’ll find useful.
    The quickest way to change the world is by changing yourself.
    Society starts & ends for the very same reasons: pleasure & ego.

    I look forward to looking through your blog.


  4. Billy Duvall said,

    July 20, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    In regards to the collapse of society, I’ve seen a lot of older people who look like they are going to die soon but keep on living for every along time especially with technology. Technology basically allows us to destroy ourselves in comfort which just makes the fall harder. Likewise, even though you see the collapse coming, it may be many years off. Society can limp along for a very long time. Thus, you may have many years to prepare for it. Those who are worthy of being saved will have time to get knowledge & preparation to make it through. The arrogant & stupid are more likely to perish which is a good thing. Use your knowledge to save yourself & those who are willing to listen.

    The collapse shouldn’t be viewed in negative terms nor should you try to stop it. It’s a cleansing process of nature. There are every few truly destructive forces in nature. It only looks destructive because we aren’t about to see the whole picture.

    See you on the other side,
    Billy Duvall

  5. Aftermath said,

    July 22, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Collapse can be seen negatively. It can be seen positively. Personally, I prefer to view it as inevitable, a fact, and absent moral judgment upon it. I believe judging things you cannot control as good or bad is unhelpful. Its a distraction. And so I focus on the reality of a collapse and work within that reality to create a future I prefer. Luckily others agree with my preferable future or I would never live to enjoy it.

    – Benjamin Shender

  6. Poj said,

    July 7, 2009 at 5:55 am

    HI all. I’ve just found this website quite by accident. I’ve been on this trail for years – everything from Ray Mears(UK outdoor survival and wild food expert), to peak oil to 2012 prophecies to post capitalist meltdown. This is great. Would like to get more involved. To me, this is about self empowerment. In our modern industrialised culture we’ve been encouraged to give our knowledge of our envirinment and survival over to ‘experts’, and pay for the privalage. This is about recaliming our birthright. I’m also interested in the spiritual side of things. try checking out http://www.azuritepress.com for some fantastic insights and philosophy.

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