Updated: Sep 25, 2019
Socializing and Networking—
S & N, that's what I'm into.
And it's not great for my mental health.
I'm working on a piece about the spider trappings of our online social networks. It’s a strong, sticky Interweb where we’re stuck and positioned to be drained. And we’re all too afraid to kill it. Because, HELL, we don't know what will happen?
No, I’m not talking about the White House. Although…
Actually, I’m referring to the new Shudder series, which debuts this Thursday. I’m a super fan of the films. So, one might conclude that I’m looking forward to this show.
Post premiere, I’ll publish thoughts here.
“People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.”
Of the utmost relevance, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg schooled us on climate change, and she’s right. Climate change is THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT issue on our world table, and thanks to a Koch created misdirection and to others who dig greed over planetary compassion, we’re still having catty, chit-chatty debates about this issue. The majority has spoken, and we’re done with hearing unfounded, asinine denials, and the contemptuous “climate hysteria” spin on FOX.
Corporations do not give a shit about you. That’s big business in its current, high-priced suit. Ask anyone working in retail or fast food, they’re at the frontlines of this reality. The capital fat cats overseeing these merchandise machines from afar will bulldoze and destroy everything in their way for a dollar.
Trump, in his brilliant ambitions to be the king of nothing, is a boorish, contributing plow on that path toward extinction. “Freedom gas,” methane rollbacks, mocking a child who is serious and passionate about seeking resolve for all of us, a general confusion about the differences between weather and climate—that’s Trump.
We have all of the transparent, evidence we need—SCIENCE. All that's left is for us to demand that our leaders do something.