• herrcaptain
    20 days ago

    I’d looove to see this but an international plan to stop climate change is also technically possible but I’m not gonna get my hopes up based on what we’ve seen in that arena thus far. That latter is also an outright existential threat to our species.

    It’s also technically possible that anyone can win the lottery but the odds are decidedly stacked against them.

    I hate that I’m so goddamn pessimistic about this stuff, but it’s hard to see a path to betterment until shit really hits the fan in catastrophic ways. (Moreso than we’ve seen thus far.) Between the rich holding ridiculous power and the 30-40% of the population they’ve utterly brainwashed, an optimistic future seems pretty far fetched. Not that we shouldn’t try, of course, I’m just venting my frustrations. That said, as an elder millenial, I have a good degree of hope for the younger generations. Overall they seem much more progressive and don’t buy into the illusions about our current system that we do.

    I spent sooooo much of my teens and early 20s involved in leftist activism and spent the next decade utterly apathetic as we never seemed to accomplish much of anything. Now I’m just trying to get by and help those who I directly have the power to help, such as coworkers and the kids in my life.