A utopian hallucination. The illusion that the many can be represented by the few. The betrayal of freedom of speech by share of voice. The use of weapons of mass consumption to placate, sedate and distract from the truth. Democracy is a plane that never flew. It stayed fixed, outlined in pencil and paper and … Continue reading Democracy
There is something cathartic about failure. About reaching rock bottom, just like a drug addict who realizes that they can’t possibly fall any lower. Having reached the end of the line, there is nothing for them to look forward to anymore, or to worry about, for that matter. A bizarre sense of calm and optimism suddenly prevails. Not because … Continue reading Happy End of The World
The Latin roots of the word consumption give away some fairly revealing hints as to how our consumer-based civilization had, since its very early stages, already began its transformation into a planet-cidal death cult. Con(altogether) and Sumere(take-up) basically means complete and total exhaustion of a resource. This is how humans, as recent as the last millennium, perceived in … Continue reading Consumption is a Self-Eating Death Cult
The phenomenon that came to prominence as a result of a widespread affliction of the Humanity species by a type of paranoia that euphemistically came to be known as “ownership”. The first humans afflicted by ownership presented with symptoms of extreme insecurity, leading to feelings of competition towards other humans, the drawing of borders, founding of … Continue reading Trade
The economic system that emerged out of the collision between cannibalism and parasitism. The predominantly white parasite of the Humanity species came to terms with its own laziness and incompetence by forcibly enlisting other variants of the same species to do all of its labour. As the white variant became fatter and greedier, myths around … Continue reading Slavery
(FINE PRINT) 100 other species are going extinct daily As much as we consider Nature non-sentient, it definitely has its thinking hat on at the moment: it is beginning to tackle climate change before humans can even begin to acknowledge it. It is doing this by trying to curb human population, the number one aggravator of … Continue reading Hormonal Karma: Sperm counts are nose-diving for the most populous animal on Earth
A brief time in Planet Earth’s history that was characterized by the domination of all habitats and corners of the planet by a single species. The resulting overgrowth, or civilization, brought about major changes to the planet’s oceans, landmasses and atmosphere, and was responsible for a major extinction event. For reasons not completely understood, the Humanity species … Continue reading Humanity
It is a river like no other. Traversing the Earth in a straight line, it has no time for twists and turns, no desire to smell the roses along the way. It only cares about transporting its sad, silent load: not fish, not humans, not even water. It is a river of electronics, clothing and every other gadget … Continue reading The Suez Canal is having a stroke. But who will unblock our sewer of greed?
In the words of David Attenborough, “humans have overrun the planet”. From climate change to the 6th Mass Extinction, we are the most invasive species this planet has ever seen. More than the lion fish or other examples ecologists like to bring to mind. Yet the study of ecology, of ecosystem balance, is a bit of an oxymoron … Continue reading The End of “Nature Porn” and the beginning of Human Exclusion Zones: Why we simply need them, and we need them right now.
The Incomputable Math of Capitalism The impact humans are having on the planet has always been the result of a very simple equation, with two basic multiplier components: 1) how much impact the average human has on the planet (emissions, habitat destruction, pollution etc.) and 2) how many humans are on the planet at a given … Continue reading Any Green New Deal is utterly useless without severe and urgent Human Population Policies