My latest "Carlo's Corner" column for Green Left Weekly, fuelled by booze, despair and fury, in no particular order.
Destroying the world is bad enough but do they have to be so smug about it?
Contemplating the report mentioned in my column, that human civilisation is likely to end in 2050, I got very worried and posed The Big Question on Facebook: "If human civilisation collapses in 30 years, what will happen to all our blogs?"It is bad enough that our rulers insist on pushing ahead on a course so disastrous that when a new report says human civilisation could end by 2050, you think “that’s optimistic” as you just saw another report saying the Arctic is melting so rapidly the scientists trying to measure it keep losing their tools, but, honestly, do they need to be so fucking smug about it?“How good is Australia!,” leers our prime minister, a grown man known as “ScoMo”, who grins like a psychopath who has just caught a fresh victim in a B-grade horror flick.
Of all the responses I got, the most reassuring said: "The blogs will remain, dormant in the datasphere, awaiting the rise of a new civilisation or alien archaeologists."
I thought thank fuck, coz I was getting really worried that this might all be in vain, and I've got some awesome drinking stories buried among the wild rants on here!
However, one other comment simply read: "The hottest take."
I asked, obviously, "Does this mean I win?" and got the reply, "Only if you blog it."
Now I have. I WIN!
I have about three decades, max, to enjoy my victory. I think I'll get another beer.
The weather's been funny thirty years or so
the winters got warm, not as much snow
hear the big cats comin 'cause there's nowhere left to go...
Canadian county singer Corb Lund, in 2007, makes some obvious points.