A major shift in my views this decade was in how much I value individual liberty.
As a teenager, I believed it was the single value society should uphold above all else. Since then, I've realized I overweighted its importance… though it is important!https://t.co/LuxiHxgTN5
— Devon (@devonzuegel) September 9, 2019
Same for me as with Devon. Fighting global climate change and liberalism (in the non-political sense) are incompatible. That’s just the way it is.
I don’t know what’s coming next. Liberalism, conservatism, fascism and socialism have all failed or are failing. Society is stagnating, constrained by a past it can no longer inhabit and a future it cannot yet imagine. Good ideas are scarce to non-existent. There is much anomie but no aim, much dissolution but no resolve.
We are poised on the edge of a world not yet visible, toes over the cliff’s edge, eyes on the sky. Leap or be pushed; either way we’re going over that precipice. What’s at the bottom, I don’t know. No one does.