This is completely shameful and horrific, a product of historic manipulation by and interference of imperial powers.
Now don’t get me wrong! There should be a public education system that is stellar in every regard. But it is incumbent upon each of us (or at least those of us who want to be able to vote, or make any decisions in the public sphere) to ensure that we have a torrent of diverse information constantly flowing into our brains with which we can make decisions, compare and contrast, reach conclusions, ponder, meditate, etc., resulting in a nuanced, intelligent, wise, well-informed, reasonable, citizen of the world.
And like I said earlier this might not be for everyone. Maybe some people don’t want to put forth the effort or care or attention into doing this for themselves. In that case I would politely request that you refrain from doing anything that would affect anyone else on the planet and get used to accepting the guidance of those who do care to accept this responsibility.
How does that sound?
Check out @profwolff’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/profwolff/status/1029053971627892736?s=09
This references an article I wrote about previously:
As Mr. Wolff points out, the New York Times continues its seemingly proud tradition, one it shares with plenty of other purveyors of truth, of stopping short of assigning blame where it is due and responsibly questioning the premises of this situation.
So now all the non-human animals have to die because humans have failed at living in harmony with their environment.
Scientists seem to hold out hope that there’s still time to avoid catastrophe but it ain’t looking good. Good job, superstitious idiots. I hope you’ve had a fun ride with your season tickets and your Bible and your traditions. I haven’t.
Check out @RedactedTonight’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/RedactedTonight/status/1027553137110999040?s=09
When you do things right this is what happens. 🙂 The price of success, maybe? Too bad the rest of us don’t brighten up and take the load off poor Amsterdam.
Source: WIRED NL 080618
Avarice personified. Among other things.
Nice photo though!