The Greek Is Writing Again
We adore and venerate the ancient Greeks; Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, but modern Greeks are too often pains in the ass.
So it is with history, every great philosopher, politician, scientist, or innovator was a huge pain to the elite of their time because they were creative destructors.
Which is a bit of a long-way-round to introducing Yanis Varoufakis, my favorite Greek destructor du jour and co-founder of DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement). He has no doubt been busy writing and speaking, but somehow disappeared from my personal political horizon.
Yanis’ opinion on Cop26 caught my eye
In a Guardian piece, he posits that “Cop26 is doomed, and the hollow promise of ‘net zero’ is to blame.” We share that feeling of doom, but his reasons are more precise than mine and well worth the time spent reading. Net Zero is a feel-good term and, like most warm blankets in winter, is both cuddly-warm and hides the body it cuddles.
According to Yanis, “Net zero is popular among polluters for good…