Oldspeak: “As billionaires arrive in Davos on private jets to “solve” inequality while starving children eat ashes in Madacascar, last week, the doomsday clock was moved forward 30 seconds to 2 and a half minutes to midnight. No matter. The Orwellian irony is is those same billionaires schmoosing in Davos, with gargantuan carbon footprints pontificating about reducing inequality, derive their privileged positions in large part by sitting atop a world-threatening carbon economy while complicit media tout their omnicidal madness as good for the world:
“The fact is that we live in a world that has been profoundly shaped by empire and its disparities. Differentials of power between and within nations are probably greater today than they have ever been. These differentials are, in turn, closely related to carbon emissions. The distribution of power in the world therefore lies at the core of the climate crisis.
From the point of view of a security establishment that is oriented towards the maintenance of global dominance, this is precisely the scenario that is most greatly to be feared; from this perspective the continuance of the status quo is the most desirable of outcomes.” –Amitav Ghosh, “The Great Derangement”
Now, why would anyone in their right minds believe that those who derive the most privilege, power and profit from the current set of living arrangements who are tasked with changing them, to make them more equitable and just for all beings, would actually do it?!?! Why would anyone, awash in a world of screens full of delightful entertainment, food, transportation, clothing, etc etc etc at their fingertips at all times voluntarily forgo that potent Soma? Never mind that scientists say global carbon emissions could be cut by a third within a year if well-off westerners changed their lifestyle. It’s not happening. 1 worlders will March, scream and shout till our vocal cords and feet bleed, but we will continue to be complicit in our own demise for the sake of convenience and comfort. It it when one confronts these harsh realities it becomes all too clear, that our fate is sealed. As long present living arrangements persist, as long as there is belief that there are market based “solutions” to climate change, to inequality and the whole constellation of effects of Industrial Civilization, the business as usual scenario will continue to play out and accelerate until it can’t no more. We’ll just be fucked a little faster than we would be if we got about the business of changing status quo.” – OSJ
Written By Terry Macalister @ Climate News Network:
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