@email@example.com "because they have not overthrown capitalism"
I'm for overthrowing capitalism, but the responsibility for that isn't "humans in general" either, not even close.
I would never blame the everyday people living in the Global South where either socialism was tried but then destroyed by US-backed coups, or where SAPs and IMF / World bank / WTO deals guaranteed poverty.
Nor would I blame the poorest in the Global North who are working around the clock just to keep their heads above water.
@firstname.lastname@example.org @farhanasultana Yes, unfortunately both links are still paywalled apart from the first page pdf.
@wion Ah, yes, I get what you meant, but I didn't mean everyone needs to go on the streets. Just an equally big percentage would be overwhelming. And a good portion of the people who are have the resources to complain, could also act.
What's missing, I claim, is the simple realization that political change is created and doesn't just happen.
@wion "nobody wants to work hard"
My point is exactly that the people creating the far right nationalist wave are working very hard. It hasn't come out of nowhere, but from a coordinated global campaign.
That should, if anything, give people hope that huge political shifts are possible, and it's about whose message wins.
I keep hearing centrists say big enough political change to stop the climate and ecological breakdown is impossible because far right nationalism is gaining power.
For some reason they miss that the rise of far right nationalism is created by a small group politically active people. There is no reason it can't be defeated if the centrist majority put in the work instead of complaining.
Tech certificates are peak capitalism. Corporations like Amazon and Salesforce charge you thousands of euros so that you can take a test to prove them you know what they are selling.
It's like paying your local grocery shop for a test that asks you where the carrots are.
The first #MasterChef or #TopChef plant-based season could turn out to be a major turning point for sustainable agriculture. Imagine instead of getting yet another lesson on how to cook steak, millions of people would see hundreds of different delicious vegan dishes.
@ianbetteridge It's been sad to see DHH go down so many alt-right rabbit holes lately. The sources he has used in his blog posts have been really awful (not only the likes of Jordan Peterson, but also climate change deniers).
To me it looks like after he stopped interacting on the hell site – a good decision in itself – he replaced the time there with the worst kind of "do your own research".
Nature Sustainability published 2 consistent papers recently on carbon emissions.
They show the wealthiest 10% are responsible for about 47% of emissions, where the poorest 50% of only 11%, and the top 1% of 16%.
To blame "humanity" is a gross injustice.