Perhaps I’m in the minority — it sure seems that way — but how did it get like this?
Namely, we’ve so taken advantage of and traduced the world so as to threaten our very survival?
You’d think with the portent of another IPCC report, the changing weather and all that we now know we’d either be running around on high alert looking to ameliorate or negate our planet-destroying ways or we’d be drugged up to the eyeballs, not being able to hold the enormity of it all.
But it’s neither nor any shade in between.
Instead, we’re still locked into our comfort-seeking ways premised on growth, a good job, a nice house and all the other paraphernalia that goes into our modern life.
I know this a flabby target to write about and it’s been done to death but there it is. Another piece in the opinion fest.
In the end, the only way we’ll change things is to change our lifestyle and bring down the institutions that support the machinery that lies at the centre of all that’s wrong with the neo-liberal capitalist wrecking ball.
Will that happen?
No, of course not.
It will only happen when it’s too late or millions of people have died or started to migrate across continents that we’ll suddenly realise that the world cannot support billions of desperate people all desperate to keep up with someone or something.
I won’t be around to see or have to deal with that but my kids, well, they might be and I’m sure they’ll ask the question:
How the hell did it get like this?