These are scary times. Hard-won human rights are being reversed. Courageous whistle-blowers and journalists who expose government and corporate wrongdoing are being persecuted and incarcerated. Innocent people are being tortured in our name. Militarization and violence in both public and private spheres are now commonplace in the USA and elsewhere. Multinational corporations are being permitted--abetted-- to write our laws and remove themselves from culpability for dreadful damages they cause to human and natural communities.
Nothing is as critical as slowing climate "weirding." Yet even as we witness and experience catastrophic weather events all across the globe, political "leaders" continue behaving as if climate disruption were a myth or we had decades to act.
Why are we in this crisis? For one thing, well-meaning people continue to appeal to broken regulatory agencies and corrupt politicians, thinking they give a damn about the health and well-being of their families (let alone the very future of our species).
But what's the definition of insanity? It's doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
That also defines stupidity. And futility.
It's time for creative solutions; our nation's -- and our species' -- survival are at stake.
For starters, if you're still tuning in to mainscream media (including most offerings of US "public" media), for the most part you're getting corporate spin, not real news, and that means your thinking is being deliberately colonized. Please check out some of the independent media sites linked below, and start getting an unfettered story.
Forgive yourself for not being informed; that's the plan. But don't be paralyzed by fear or rage: Switch to indy media. Get involved in fighting fossil fuel and other deadly heavy industries as well as, more importantly, the corporatization of our governance structures. Join a grassroots group in your own community AND join the national grassroots group Move to Amend or Free Speech for People, both of which are fighting to get big dark money out of US politics. You'll meet some amazing people.
Or talk to me about how you'd like to be involved, and I'll try to match you up.