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)
any society that tries to create a few demigods
will also strip most people of their dignity