We don’t want facts and thought. We want a story
we believe in and can use to justify our killing
the planet while imagining we are safe.
Here’s one candidate story: soon the elite will live on Mars
and we will be among that proud elite.
(Fantasies compounded must come true.)
Here’s one candidate story: we are successfully inventing
ways to vaporise the poor and breathe the air
this releases to live forever and to fly.
The story of our times, to be sure. I’ve often wished I had the knack of writing about the political world we live in with this sort of subtle elegance. Well done, Alan!
Many thanks, Elise. I appreciate your take on this one.