Tuesday 25 July 2017

Derrick Jensen's reflections on the human predicament as we destroy the Living Planet

This monologue by Derrick Jensen is one of the most important reflections I have heard recently.

In it he talks about how as societies move towards collapse tend to do more and more of the things that made the civilisation successful and which are destroying us.

Humans are incapable to acknowledge the truth of things-as-they-are so resort to magical thinking - “so long as I have a Prius, change my lightbulbs....things will be alright.

Statements by otherwise intelligent scientists (but who have a huge investment in business-as-usual are particularly prone to this thinking.

Derrick Jensen on magical thinking

Humanity to keep tweeting positive slogans until point of extinction

TheDaily Mash,
22 May, 2016

HUMANS will continue posting upbeat sayings on social media until the very last person dies, it has emerged.

Following claims that humanity will soon be killed off by climate change, experts said that the hollow life-affirming statements would continue until zero hour.

Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “As famine, drought and overcrowding take their toll and civilisation spirals inexorably towards chaos, we’ll still see tweets like ‘Negative people have a problem for every solution’ and ‘Every single second is an inspiration’.

When people turn into desperate cannibals and sell themselves sexually for a few slivers of rat meat, you’ll still get people on Facebook saying ‘You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind’.

And thanks to internet scheduling software, hours after the last human keels over in a desert wasteland 

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