We’re still in a summer lull. The heat sits like a blanket atop our city and slows everything and everyone down.
But the crises do not wait.
All over the world, from the Tsar in Russia and Xi Jinping in China to Trump and Bolsonaro in the Americas, right-wing dictators are fighting against western values. At the same time, the climate justice movement is embracing global and intersectional goals.
There are two directions in society now that move in opposite directions.
I believe that we will need to work hard, and there will be sacrifices ahead if we want to continue living in a liberal and open society, which I do.
The same goes for dealing with the Climate Emergency and the current and coming pandemics.
(Vegan Lunch, Cologne, 7/23/22)