…s not that it was any less horrifying a few years ago, my consciousness of it just wasn’t there yet. I should’ve been writing about it with extreme urgency this entire time but it wasn’t clearly seen.
Maybe, but don't beat yourself up about it. There's a system in place to keep you from knowing and to separate thought from deed. It's called "marketing".
I apologize for the multiple responses. I just feel this is a conversation that should happen, not a simple statement.
All of the Yemens will continue as long as people keep voting for "always low prices".
The Laffer curve is no laughing matter.
The less people know the real price of things, the more they buy and destroy to get them. Yemen is really the tip of the dog's tail. Sometimes you can grab it and hold on, but the other end has teeth.
Yemen is the tail end of the consumptionism dog, and climate change is the teeth.
Civil unrest is just a little piss in the middle that the oligarchs are happy to oblige by selling posters, police vans and plane tickets.