2019-09-29 I have no hope

I have no hope for the future. It’s all about trying to avoid the worst that is coming as far as I am concerned. Perhaps we will get a lucky break. But as far as we can tell now, our children will not be getting a lucky break.

I liked Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Greta Thunberg In the New Republic.

So many things they get right, with quotes by Thunberg.

And here’s a new word for you:

Thunberg is a case study in what Cornel West has often called, in relation to the radicalism of Martin Luther King Jr., “Santa Clausification”—the softening of a public figure’s profile into something more anodyne and broadly acceptable.

More on Cornel West.

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Once again, you echo something I blogged about last Christmas. Apologies for the shameless plug; hopefully it’s not a repeat.

The sad part is not having anything new to add. Even words are running out these days. They didn’t help.

Felix 2019-09-29 12:04 UTC


One thing does spring to mind after reading the article: “you’re either with me or against me”.

Felix 2019-09-29 12:15 UTC


The bad news continues with 'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees by Helen Briggs on the BBC: “of all 454 tree species native to the continent ... The report found: 42% are threatened with extinction (assessed as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered)” 😔

– Alex Schroeder 2019-09-29 13:57 UTC


Felix, it seems to me that we all need to keep our own mental health in mind. I recently heard somebody say that the first duty of care is not create another patient. So, take care of outselves. You write:

live, stick together and be good people. Experience, create, enjoy. Make things as good as we can, for as many people as we can, until we can do no more.

Sounds good to me! 🙂

– Alex Schroeder 2019-09-29 17:40 UTC


What the fuck is wrong with people. Who the hell works on this shit? Thousands of ships fitted with ‘cheat devices’ to divert poisonous pollution into sea.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-10-01 21:17 UTC


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