I think, or at least I think I think which seems increasingly questionable in our ‘post-truth’ bubbles of existence, that this has been the longest period of not writing a blog excepting for periods on holiday. Now this isn’t for a lack of personal cogitation more due to an increase in other activities and therefore time available.
One instance of other activities involved a lunch out and talking with a human influenced global warming denier, complete with a govian denial of ‘experts’. Now, having in the past been called supercilious, with some justification, I have learned that the ‘I know more than you’ approach is an ineffective approach with govian deniers. I have also learned that a little self-reflection is also helpful, as Martin Luther King said in a sermon about loving your enemies: “First, in order to love your enemies, you must begin by analyzing self.”
But this is hard with people who have become entrenched in their belief systems and include virtual outright rejection of so-called experts and the like. I am trying to become less confrontational and instead attempt to get others to be more self-reflective and so I become more like a church of englandshire sky pilot. But it is worth persisting and at least try and get the global warming deniers and similar to look a little more closely at their sources.
Maybe a natural evolutionary consequence of the Anthropocene era is a developing inability to be self aware. Certainly the likes of drumf and the grinning gargoyle farage are arse-shining examples. See, you can’t help yourself Duncan, deep Qi Gongian breaths and relax.
And what an episode of Line of Duty the other night, caused me to squirm in my seat, even look away and somehow deny what I was watching. The baddy woman (spoiler alert) turned the tables on AC12 so brilliantly that my belief system was severely questioned and I just wanted baddy woman to be called to account and I felt like an aggressive drumf supporting climate change denying brexiteer.
And then might calls a general election and talks bollocks about being grown up and ‘not playing politics’ which of course is exactly what she is doing. And so many will fall for her duplicitous crap that it’s all the fault of the opposition, that she and her divisive party are doing this for the good of the country when all that the tts ever do is for the good of themselves and their class ridden klepto supporters and the lower orders will doff their caps and vote like sheep for a party that treats them with contempt and cynicism as might gives the impression that she is above all the party political squabbling and is looking to bring the country together as she unleashes the dogs of discord and will drive the country to ever more disunity. I need to laugh:
Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.