It won’t make a difference, nor the endless stream of petitions we sign. Even if a minor concession or victory is gained it’s as a drop in the ocean and the tide is coming in! We can only make it clear we personally want no part in this destruction.
No, I’m not a pessimist quite the opposite, but my heart cannot stand to look at another picture of a maimed or disfigured child. Only faith keeps hope alive.
I think Gayle Urwin (one of my favourite people) summed it up best when questioned whether he believed in the “end time”. He simply asked, whatever perspective you looked from, ecological, social, scientific etc. were things improving and getting better or rapidly getting worse. He didn’t need to say more.
Watching the news the question is no longer “can we turn this thing around?” as it was when I was young, more, “how long do we have left?” I don’t personally know anyone who believes things are going to improve long term, most prefer not to think about it.
People believe different things about the future, some specifics, (according to their religion), some in a general apocalypse of some kind ushering in a new age. There’s a grim black humour growing in much of literature, a fascination for the macabre – art reflects society.
For myself, though this story grows more gruesome and worrying by the day, I can partake of it without fear for I have sneaked a look at how it ends; the “author” will intervene!
How do you view the future?