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  •  Bill McKibbon is going a bit fey (2+ / 0-)
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    as he slowly realizes that the "Authorities" are not going to do anything, simply because the present-day political process is incapable of confronting and resolving the issues.  Too many oxen to be gored.

    The brutal truth is that we are fucked.  We, the humans, have done this to ourselves and our nest, blithely and unknowingly, over the past century.  St.  Hansen himself has said that if we all stopped driving cars tomorrow, it would be 50 years before an effect was detectable,  or something like that. Ditto, no doubt, for eating flesh.

    Nothing short of a universal messianic cult that sweeps the continents and most human order before it to effect change will have the slightest chance of changing consciousness on the scale required.  Probably the process will be quite messy, despite the good intentions.

    Pardon me for feeling so grim tonight.

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Sat Jul 07, 2012 at 05:52:45 AM PDT

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