I have been blowing the trumpet for some time now, warning about the state of the world, politics, economics, climate and the environment. It seems, at least for the time being, that I have lost the drive to continue on this theme. The mojo has retreated to a safe place. The subject has become a little same-same, with repetitious information being cycled through again and again and many of the leading lights at the forefront of the ‘movement’, if that is the right descriptor, appearing to be mainly concerned with selling books, advertising space, speaking engagements and other business as usual commercial ideas. There is nothing really new about anything being said just now, except for a few ideas that mostly sidetrack the discussion in well-meaning but pointless directions that don’t really address the important issues.
Don’t get me wrong, my thoughts and ideas on the subject have not changed. I am still very concerned about what is going on and for the future of our civilisation, the very real dangers we face and the fact that no-one seems to care very much about all that. At least not enough to alter their way of living at all or to any great extent.
So, for me, it has now become more of a wait and see game.
I may of course still pop my head up to relate some juicy news from time to time when I get stirred up enough to do that.
Things are still moving along and I expect very soon to be able to issue some ‘I told you so’ messages. Perhaps even as early as the middle of this year, during the southern hemisphere Summer/ northern Winter. I hope I am wrong …but I doubt that is the case.
Remember last year, 2012? It may have not been the end of the world as some expected, but it was a watershed year in many ways.
People generally have very short memories, being fed by the 24 hour news media cycle. Remember the floods, fires, droughts, excessive heat, excessive cold, melting sea ice and glaciers, hunger, poor harvests, economic stagnation, unemployment, poverty, homelessness, illness, riots, demonstrations, wars, conflicts, changes of government, corruption and crime, etc., etc.?
This is only the beginning.
Watch this space…