Month: November 2018

Old West / New World

Did I mention actively trying to start a world war in that last post? Because funnily enough, after writing that post, I came to this passage in Factfulness:

 

We need Olympic Games, international trade, educational exchange programs, free internet – anything that lets us meet across ethnic groups and country borders. We must take care of and strengthen our safety nets for world peace. Without world peace, none of our sustainability goals will be achievable. It’s a huge diplomatic challenge to prevent the proud and nostalgic nations with a violent track record from attacking others now that they are losing their grip on the world market. We must help the old West to find a new way to integrate itself peacefully into the new world.

Factfulness by Dr Hans Rosling p. 239

Climate Breakdown

In my sleep I thought, maybe the conservatives know exactly what they’re doing? If they understand (and aren’t doing anything to prevent) climate change, then it would make sense, as a particular course of action, to:

  • lock down your country & promote nationalism
  • become self-sufficient in manufacturing, etc
  • budget for more military spending
  • withdraw from multi-country agreements
  • reduce spending on poor people
  • increase spending on wealthy people who might survive

 

In other news, saw this tweet the other day. Below is the picture from it (embedding from Twitter wasn’t working).