The system of politics is distant and bureaucratic. Just like money as a medium of exchange makes it harder for humans to understand costs; mass-democracy as a medium of politics makes it harder for humans to understand power.
This recent health crisis the world is facing feels surreal and inevitable at the same time. We're a closely connected species with masses of technology, but ultimately we're still fragile and biological machines. I've written before that whilst numbers are infinite, humans are not, and that's the limit of our financial economy. We know the … Continue reading This Crisis Is Part of All of Us
Happy Friday to you! I've updated my page, and I hope it looks prettier. More aesthetic. More calming. I've been feeling increasingly panicked this week. Most of the time, I get anxious then get over it, but this week, it's felt like the whole world was going into catastrophising meltdown. It's meant to just be … Continue reading Why It’s Okay To Tune Out Bad News (plus Name Change)
It's 2020. I've trashed almost all my old drafts. I'm not the same person I used to be, but no-one is. My old self wouldn't recognise me, but I don't recognise her, because I'm different now. My future self will also be a stranger. She'll be more, and different. Each day we get more damaged, … Continue reading Transcendentalism Eco-Inspo
Extinction Rebellion now needs no introduction, thank goodness. The climate crisis political activism group is making an impact across the globe, including in London, where activists at the time of writing are currently blocking the streets in an act of mass civil disobedience. Inspired by their activism, these are my 5 biggest environmental factors to … Continue reading 5 Activism Hot-Takes Inspired by Extinction Rebellion
Bonus Poem: I was reading different articles about Greta Thunberg, and the startling difference in opinion towards her, like Britain's democracy crisis, inspired me to write this: "The Greta Thunberg Divide" Disillusionment and crisis. Mocking and idolising. The people and the parliament. (and the People stuck in the middle.) Confusion and clarity. Capitalism and charity. … Continue reading “The Greta Thunberg Divide” – Bonus Poem
Quick post this week, I’m getting to be very busy! These are the main causes that I consider important when buying ethically: veganism - if a product involves animals, they are going to be extremely vulnerable to exploitation, whether it is meat, milk or egg. human trafficking - it's not well-known yet, but slavery is still … Continue reading I Avoid These 8 Things When Shopping Ethical
Ethical consumerism is a tricky beast. On one hand, you want to buy ethically and not contribute to exploitative tax-avoiding planet-killing companies. On the other, you only have a limited budget and time, and the alternatives can be hard to find and expensive. https://youtu.be/OagTXWfaXEo Fear not, for your efforts are meaningless! To be exact, your … Continue reading 3 Ways To Make Ethical Consumerism Make a Difference
Cycling is a dichotomy of chaos vs. righteousness. On one hand, cyclists are despised by cars and and pedestrians alike. They don’t follow the rules and they cause accidents and near-misses wherever they go. They ignore their own infrastructure and run riot over the roads. On the other hand, cycling is encouraged by environmentalists and … Continue reading Why are Cyclists Hated for Choosing the Better Option?
Yesterday I heard a radio conversation about it being 3 years since the referendum. I listened to people calling in and talking about why they voted and if they would change their minds. Few would. I think this is because the referendum represented far more than just the deceptively simple "in or out of the … Continue reading Brexiteer or Remoaner? You’re both part of the Stalemate, and that’s a good thing.