It pains me to say this, but I think the human race is pretty much screwed. All of the things that we need to start doing, right now, in order to save the world as we know it…simply are not going to happen because a few thousand ultra-rich assholes are afraid to lose some money in the process.
And that’s the God’s truth. That’s pretty much the only thing holding us back. We have the know-how, and to a large extent, as a global culture, we even have the will. But the richest among us, the people who ultimately call the shots whether we like it or not, aren’t going to do shit.
So, we’re fucked.
I wish I had the magic words to change things, but I don’t. Apparently nobody does.
I don’t know what’s going to happen over the course of the next 500 years, but it doesn’t look good. The rich will go to any lengths to maintain their wealth and power, and if that means sitting back on a private island and watching the world burn, so be it.
Maybe it’s time for us all to learn how to fiddle….