Saturday, March 25, 2017

Realistic Hopelessness

Is there a word which describes optimism despite obvious dire hopelessness? Optimism despite a lack of actual applicable solutions? A lack even of blurry suggestions that sound anything like actual solutions? Of willful blindness applied to the global politics of self centered naked greed? Of lack of recognition of widespread corporate media driven ignorance? Of victim blaming, evidence dodging, and general obfuscation? Of just getting all aboard the happy train of 'positive thinking’, spouting fake meme after fake meme about endless 'future generations’ and boundless, omnipotent human ingenuity that can solve it all?

Yes, and that word is, simply: denial.

It doesn’t just feel like doomsday.

It is.

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