On an daily basis I flip between; I’m either part of the problem or part of the solution. I feel a need, at a minimum to open peoples eyes to the impending bad things coming, whilst at the same time recognise that my voice is very small in a cacophony of much more strident yelling. At the same time knowing deep down that there aren’t a lot of people who are compelled to dig deep and find their own truth. And there dear readers (the four of you) is the poster for “The Frailties of Humanity.”
I can try to lead by example.
Tho watching an older than middle aged man flail away at an attempt at self sufficiency is not quite the image I’d like to portray, it is at least closer to my own inner needs. To actually do something positive. (Aside from occasional rants and a flurry of articles to say, “Don’t you see how bad it is? “)
Occasionally I come across an article that seems to fit my own head space at the time, somehow boiling down what I’ve been mulling over for weeks, months, sometimes years. The following three articles do just that.
Lucifer’s Hammer by Ben Hunt.
Don’t “Trust the Science,” Trust Science While You Hone Your Critical Thinking Skills. by Lambert Strether. Its very difficult to glean truths from the constant bombardment of bullshit we try and duck. Understanding what science is and how it works is a step forward. In parrallel with building up some critical thinking. For instance: Big tobacco paying for and supervising “research” is not science. Doesn’t matter who repeats it, its still bullshit. Goes the same for Big Oil, Big Pharma and Big Ag.
You Can Have Peace Or The US Empire. You Can’t Have Both. by Caitlin Johnstone
Its hard to see us avoiding this Giant Turd Ball.
- The State of the American Restaurant, City by City by Wolf Richter
- Creating Perverse Asymmetries to Extort the “Little Guy”: The Special “Screw You” of Junk Bond Bailouts. by Zeus Yiamouyiannis.
- Trump administration rolls back Obama-era rule aimed at limiting toxic wastewater from coal plants. by Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilerin. Power plant discharge ranks as the largest source of toxic water pollution in the United States
- How Should I Clean My Cloth Mask? by Brett Mitchell
As always, should you find anything that refutes the general idea of a horrific collapse of the civilization we know, that this is all a bad dream, and/or it’s me who is nuts (rather than the entire planets’ population less myself and 4 part-time readers), I’m open to a funner outlook.