Saturday, April 30, 2016

And Yet Our Major Priorities Still Seem to be...

...Selling more, consuming more, bigger profits, waging war more effectively and being entertained.

And in the midst of all of this our major social institutions are becoming more infantile, insane, absurd, marginalized, and/or desperate.

Even as the unemployment rate goes down (at least in this country) and more people are back on the treadmill to nowhere (consuming to keep distracted from the pointlessness of being on it in the first place only so that you can consume at all), but having to run faster to stay on it (not having a living wage and all for more and more of us), we have presidents fretting over their inability to properly message improvement nobody feels in their hearts, or souls. And still we move lemming like towards various possible precipices.

Aren't you glad you can still binge watch whatever? I mean, seriously... Who wants to actually consider doing anything about it. That would mean giving up our cold comfort for real change, and actually becoming responsible for our own future. That sort of thing requires some real sacrifice and hardship. Even cold comfort is better than that... That is, of course, until it all finally goes off one of those precipices.

Human Extinction Isn't That Unlikely

“A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event as in a car crash,” says a new report.