The Middle Class is Frozen Like Deer in the Headlights
Satisfied that my morning coffee is properly by my side (two sugars, a little cream), I glance at the front page—as if it were actually a page instead of a screen.
‘Countries are drowning’: climate expert calls for urgent rethink on scale of aid for developing world. Developing worlds are a pain in the ass, that what allows them to develop. The headline from my morning Guardian UK. Glares out at me as if it was even worthy of a headline. It’s simply another ‘oh, that again’ reminder to file away in some remote corner of our over-stimulated and under-motivated consciousnesses.
And what the hell am I supposed to do about that?
Nothing, is the common response I suppose. We already have a sufficient supply of fist-shakers and sign-holders out in the streets, blocking our way to work or hoping to drop the kids off at school. And god bless ‘em, at least they’re trying to turn off the headlights that have us frozen in our tracks. But Jesus, is there nowhere to find a corner of peace from a world in chaos?
Further on, I note a tourist submarine gone missing with five on board somewhere down around the sunk Titanic. Both sides are reported to be taking heavy losses in the Ukraine War and Putin threatens a nuclear response yet again. My eye falls upon a headline under ‘Environment; ‘Nature at risk of breakdown if Cop15 pledges not met, world leaders warned.’
Tally Ho, it seems someone finally noticed the fox. Must have been a slow-news day. I suppose by ‘nature’ they mean in the broader sense raging forest fires, floods, hurricanes, 10 species a day going extinct and heat waves killing thousands. Thank god they warned me in time. I’m sure world leaders will respond to the call.