Naomi Klein is half right…

Here in this interview she rightly characterizes our escalating human-global-heating-mass-death as “an existential crisis for the human species, a clear and present danger to civilization, a death sentence for the planet, a weapon of mass destruction” but she is dead wrong (pardon the pun) when she asserts that many/most people are truly upset by what is happening, and that a grand narrative can replace our dearth of sustainable political-resistance organizations. People by and large are going about their days as if nothing major has changed, there has been no mass shift in mood to match the shift in climate, and even if they did come to realize how fucked we are we don’t have the relationships (or the means to create such) to respond en masse in effective ways.

http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/features/2014/09/14/naomi-klein/

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