ness31 wrote:I don’t aim for “better than nothing” to appease my conscience. I live light.
Good. I'm happy to hear this. I'm the same. (likes)But let's look more closely at just how bad "better than nothing" culture is.
The earth is burning, but I recycled a tuna can. It's better than nothing.
Our economy is race-based and hate-generating. I will vote for a slightly non-white token who's been vetted by great white sharks. It's better than nothing.
I live in a democracy where I find out what's going on by watching oligarchs weave narratives to sell their domination to me. I never participate in community decision making. Ever. Once in a while, though, I watch at a banned video or drive my vehicle faster than the speed limit. It's not really freedom or democracy, but it's better than nothing.Shit wagons: Not high-speed rail, but they're better than nothing!
(the implication is that the "citizen" (you, the viewer) is actually a worthless peasant who deserves nothing, and can only get anything thanks to the generosity of corporations, who play GOD to the consumer's ORIGINAL SIN)
"One more hoop, and I'll finally be in Heaven!"