Thanks to Katie for setting up the reading group, with 5 challenging papers.
I came away feeling surprisingly reassured. The deterioration of governance we see in USA that is visible with the nomination and election of Trump has actually been going on for some years, with these articles dating from 2005. The election in November of a post-truth leader was not a sudden aberration, but the continuation in a long-term down turn in freedom, wellbeing, and justice.
Rather than attack or deride people who do not understand the urgency of climate mobilization, we need to strengthen our campaign, build understanding and membership. It’s going to take everyone, and now we cany see how far behind we have left people.