I’ve devoted massive amounts of my personal time trying to raise awareness on various climate issues. While I’ve made a little progress, it was only among the willing ears. Many people are aware of the dangers we face. You do see more coverage of this on MSNBC and CNN in recent years.
The brainwashing machine is just too hard to counteract. When logic, reason, appeals to consider our children’s future, reminders of what responsible religious faith is all about… I don’t know what else to try. Believe me, I’ve considered dozens of schemes ranging from insane to pointless, and I’m flat out of ideas. I’m no anarchist. I’m pretty sure that modern society is a gigantic monkey trap-- we don’t dare let go, or we poison ourselves and starve to death. Technology got us into this mess, and it may be our only hope of getting us out. Of course, it’ll probably kill us due to the misuse of resources and greed of the 1% of people that actually know how to run an industrial economy (it makes me want to vomit writing a sentence like that.)
I’ve figured out how to feed myself and my family inside a dome. I’ve sketched ideas for tiny sustainable communities. I’ve downsized my own resource consumption, and I take navy showers while the recently build coal processing plant uses a million gallons of local water each day to wash rocks. It’s insane. Watching the Trump administration dismantle all the gains made during my lifetime is truly maddening.
The only thing I know is that you can’t talk a rock into rolling. How to fight the brainwashing machine… It’s a many headed hydra. It’s a new-age anti-religion that spawns new suckers every year. Corporate financed ignorance. Gleeful insanity. Hooting, hollering, irresponsibility. The stubborn, immovable rock of small-minded fools. This is how the world ends. We are at the mercy of stupid people marshaled en masse into the service of unmitigated greed. Willful ignorance is the rock on which all my efforts have broken.
I’m ready to help save the world, but I’m afraid we’re going to lose it all to the brainwashing machine. I am obliged to do all I can, I’ll carry the weight of the world on my shoulders, but I’m flat out of ideas about where to go from here.