That a sobering, realistic and most probably accurate picture of how this should go. There will continue to be numbnuts who fight for the virus, but hopefully small enough numbers, especially if the thing can be depoliticized. Not sure that’s possible now, but I am a hopeful kinda guy.
There will be no human “life after the virus.” This is an extinction event. Humanity is doomed. Send me all your money.
You publish an intriguing newsletter available by subscription, I presume?
Good idea. I’ll call it the Pre-Extinction Bulletin.
How much for a lifetime subscription?
That’ll be the GDP of Morocco. This offer expires when I do.
Most meat eaters seem especially prey to capitalism’s enforced disconnect between our pleasures and their costs.
I’ve also been thinking a lot lately of the factory farms and related meat processing plants that, along with prisons and long-term healthcare facilities, have been significant hotspots of the current pandemic. It’s one of things making me think I will severely limit any restaurant-going when it finally feels safe to resume that luxury.
I hope that in addition to being more mindful of disease transmissions, we can somehow bring the discussion around sustainable food production onto the main stage again.
Oh, and PS. Spot on. I remember trying to tell family members about the dangers and inhumanities of factory farming 20+ years ago and them saying, “oh, I don’t want to know.” They’d rather keep buying the Whoppers and $0.50/lb chicken breasts guilt free…
Wow, thanks for posting.
This does look interesting.
Graeber and Varoufakis are a plus.