In this world, the deniers are the ones who think humans will survive
There are people more extreme than extinction rebellion. Though in a quieter way. They’ve given up. They’re so convinced by the apocalypse — a world careering towards doom — that they only feel at home around others who share their fears. Many have lost relationships, and now often hide their beliefs from their family. Many have dropped out of protests.
Activism means growing opium poppies so they have painkillers to make the end-time easier instead of starving. Kind of like “preppers” but not that optimistic.
James Purtill the ABC journalist, admits he himself was too dark for his girlfriend. “We broke up”.
The doomers get evicted and isolated from mainstream believers because “they sound too much like deniers”. Just as the deniers (he means skeptics) say there is no point cutting emissions, and so do the doomers: they figure death is coming, it’s too late, why bother?
Unlike the XR attention seekers, these are the gullible but introverted, nicer, not forcing their beliefs on anyone. After the fantasy leap to believe in experts and models, there’s a kind of logic to it.
More collateral damage of the […]
November 7, 2019 at 10:19AM