No, I’m an old pissed off guy, been watching this circus of lying and ruthless intimidation by the faith-shackled contrarians and I have also been learning about our planet these many decades. Back in the 60s, 70s, 80s we had a chance to soberly assess the reality of increasing human population, consumption and pollution production pressures and Earth’s inability to support all of us and it, especially if we continued showing zero concern for the way natural systems operate. All most, especially Christians wanted was to consume everything fast as possible. That’s great till we get towards the end of the party.
Seems to me the only turning around we’ll be doing, is adjusting to the hospice phase and figuring out how to get right with our imminent self destruction, that will be humanity’s next great adventure. I used to think that wouldn’t be happening in my life time, but considering the global situation I’m not so sure anymore.
From learning about human history and the many rise and falls, I know that downfalls tend to happen when things are at their greatest ever, then suddenly the supports and foundation starts quaking, then shit hits the fan rather fast.
Why not turn our focus towards nurturing the biosphere that supplies our life support system, it could easily be done within a capitalistic system - (but not in an increasingly oligarch run economy) - it seemed such a no-brainer. Now the runway behind us won’t be doing us any good.
Turned out we didn’t have any brains left once Hollywood filled our heads with its pipe-dreams.
Limitless growth was something about as insane as that successful player Ayn Rand and her kindergarten “philosophy” of ME First.
But the players bought it lock stock’n barrel. Why we ask. Simply because they didn’t, don’t, give a damn about anything but their own ego and belly.
and so on and so forth . . .