I don’t even believe what I’m writing here. This is something knowable but unbelievable. You can read this whole article and agree with it, but part of your brIain will just stubbornly say ‘No’. And our brains are right. Processing this information is not helpful. If the world is ending what the fuck are you going to do about it? Best to enter a state of waking REM and ‘feel fine’.
The undigestible fact is this. These are the good times. Yes, these demented years, each more fucked up than the last, these are still better than the decades to come. Forgive me for getting biblical on that ass, but as Jesus said:
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
If you treat the Bible as poetry, it is undeniable to say that reality rhymes. Today we hear of wars and rumours of wars from Ukraine to Taiwan. There is already famine and epidemic disease, although not so many earthquakes. Human history is such that you could have said this at many times but now we have warnings from secular priests about something a lot more final.
Take the latest IPCC report on climate collapse:
“The cumulative scientific evidence is unequivocal: Climate change is a threat to human well-being and planetary health. Any further delay in concerted anticipatory global action on adaptation and mitigation will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all. (very high confidence).
Even science is an apocalyptic faith now. Shout-out to Gog and Magog.
And yet the fact is that these ‘facts’ are still a matter of belief. They are still a subject of debate and, as such, of delay. White Empire has adopted secular science as its state religion, and ignores it as much as Christendom ignored Christ. While China is doing something and the Global South is doing little damage by default, the White Empire (now based out of America) is pumping even more oil and fighting over fossil fuels. The old colonists are still at the wheel, and they’re only hitting the gas off the climate cliff.
Where we are is the end of Thelma & Louise (spoiler alert). The car is in the air and seems to be flying, but will inevitably hit the ground. Hence these are not the end times but the penultimate times. The strange moment before the fall.