OS POSITIVOS

defeatism

Duas peças cruzadas como só aqui se recomenda: fantasias de banda desenhada e super-heróis com queixas nas redes sociais, o fim de toda a vida neste planeta fer real por graça dum sistema capitalista que tudo arrasa, pelo meio porque votar não é muito útil e os media são sempre a mesma porra, e real men. Stay tuned!

Começamos a cantar de crueldade, The Comics Jornal, in "Cruel-sing" 15 abr 2019, "a great rundown" no mais recente"complaint that people should stop complaining":

Why is it that every time a real man tells it like it is (with no filter), the result is always whining about what other people are saying on social media? My check engine light has been given me a hard time ever since the catalytic converter was stolen, and I would love it if a real man would come along and help me figure out whether it's the oxygen sensors or not. But all the tough guys in comics seem to spend the majority of their time rewatching super-hero movies or complaining incessantly about what other people do on fucking twitter.
in "Cruel-sing" 15 abr 2019

A ler com sentidos de sátira. E de motores e catalizadores o nosso segway para outras queixinhas às queixinhas que fazem as suas voltas, particulamente em dias como o de hoje. Falamos de uma ingenuidade generalizada que prevalece:

A widespread and wilful naivety prevails: the belief that voting is the only political action required to change a system. Unless it is accompanied by the concentrated power of protest – articulating precise demands and creating space in which new political factions can grow – voting, while essential, remains a blunt and feeble instrument.
in "Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse" 15 abr 2019

E com uma nota aos media que temos todo o gosto em fazer o republish:

The media, with a few exceptions, is actively hostile. They carefully avoid any mention of power, talking about environmental collapse as if it is driven by mysterious, passive forces, and proposing microscopic fixes for vast structural problems.
in "Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse" 15 abr 2019

Diz-nos George Monbiot no The Guardian (*) The (Manchester) Guardian: as notícias internacionais no Público de amanhã, hoje. a incentivar o faz-tu-mesmo e apelar à rebelião:

There is no they, just us

There is no benign authority preserving us from harm. No one is coming to save us. Every nonlinear transformation in history has taken people by surprise. Systems look immutable until they suddenly disintegrate. As soon as they do, the disintegration retrospectively looks inevitable. The only question is whether the transformation is planned or unplanned. Our task is to ensure it is planned, and fast.
in "Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse" 15 abr 2019

Nesse planeamento podem-nos alistar à demolition crew. Mas a entrada a arquivo e literatura doutrinária faz-se por outras razões. Parte do seu artigo ocupa-se das desculpas que se inventam para a inação:

People discover more inventive means of shutting their eyes and shedding responsibility. The commonest current excuse is this: "I bet those protesters have phones/go on holiday/wear leather shoes." In other words, we won’t listen to anyone who is not living naked in a barrel, subsisting only on murky water. Of course, if you are living naked in a barrel we will dismiss you too, because you’re a hippie weirdo. Every messenger, and every message they bear, is disqualified on the grounds of either impurity or purity.
in "Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse" 15 abr 2019

Um dilema para o qual já encontrámos a nossa resposta por lógica e prática utilitária retirada directamente das páginas em libertação animal que repetimos de tempos a tempos - e pun intented!: bite tha hand that feeds. Expressão tipicamente utilizada no sentido contrário ao que lhe damos porque na coluna dos prós e contras estes últimos têm tendência a calar os primeiros. Mas... OS POSITIVOS: em missão de lembrar os prós (*).

*) E pun intencionado aqui também.

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♪ 'Cause you hate yourself ♪
♪ And you hate this world ♪
♪ And you hate the fact ♪
♪ That you hate every moment ♪
♪ Defeatist, you and I will never be the same ♪

suddenly disintegrated