Continuing the discussion from How the TPP will gut environmental protection:
The context there was the TPP. Only one of the most egregious examples of vile international neofascism currently sweeping the world; in which government legislation will be subject to legal challenge by corporations only temporarily frustrated in their insatiable pillage.
So you can spend your whole life spreading love for Gaia, even get entire governments onside (hah, like to see it) in the quest to save the future from this institutionalised banditry, and all for nought; with the stroke of a pen they can undo your life’s work.
All I’m saying, is open your eyes to the depths of evil going on around you. You can’t possibly begin to make a real difference until you have a clue what you’re up against. I can’t see how that makes me a pessimistic misanthrope when my proposed solution, the only way I see out of this mess, relies on a definition of humanity which holds that nobody is entitled to authority over anyone. In other words, each of us is entitled and obliged to participate with genuine agency in a direct democracy.
I’m saying people are fundamentally OK, and it’s just the system we find ourselves in that’s utterly fucked.
But don’t kid yourself: we’re completely fucked if we don’t realise just how fucked we are, and seize back our destiny from the lunatic fringe running the show.