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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:07 AM

 

"Hope is the most evil of evils..." --Nietzsche

Playing Court Jester
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Iíve come to the conclusion that hope is hopeless. As Nietzsche pointed out, ďhope is the most evil of evils, because it prolongs manís torment."
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I understand wanting to promote empowerment, creativity, and hopefulness. I cannot understand promoting these attributes in the absence of ó or at the expense of ó factual information supported by extensive, rational analyses.

Near-term human extinction is a difficult pill to swallow, as is economic collapse. But ignoring ugly truths does not make them any less true. Despair is an expected and appropriate response to this information. Recognizing, accepting, and moving beyond despair are important subsequent steps.

As I indicated in my presentation, only complete economic collapse prevents runaway greenhouse. Weíve known this tidbit since 2009, when Timothy Garrettís excellent analysis was published in the journal Climatic Change. Itís not as if Iím making up the dire information, or cheering for the human suffering that is resulting from collapse. But Iím not interested in presenting information based on wishful thinking, either.
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So if it's hopeless. why even try? Find out at the link: http://guymcpherson.com/2012/12/playing-court-jester/

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:25 AM

1. I had heard that quote before ...

intriguing article that raises some of the same questions I have asked myself. Thank you for sharing it.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:36 PM

2. "Why even try" = lame responsibility shirk.

Nah, you keep on burning your carbon, and I'll keep trying to make it as expensive as possible for you.

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