Bring on the Apocalypse by George Monbiot –> I’ve been trying to switch off between fiction and non-fiction, so after a world of flying through starry skies with Peter Pan, I moved on to something a little heavier.
I can’t remember how I discovered Monbiot’s writing, but one thing led to another, and next thing I know I’ve subscribed to his e-newsletter, read all his articles and ordered his book. I love that he pushes you to think in different ways. I may not agree with everything he says, but his focus on presenting the facts (straight, as sad and dispiriting as they often are) resonates with me.
There is so much embellishment, or even complete disregard, of fact in much of today’s mainstream conversations (politics, talk show media… etc etc). I like it when people tell it how it is, even when it’s not pretty to hear.
There’s also a lot of f***ed up shit going on in our world, and I like to be on top of that; I want to know what’s going on and I want to be informed as to what my options are. I like learning about things that piss me off (I’m generally a calm, kind spirit, but it’s important to get riled up about something every now and again… especially if it’s in relation to something you can change… or something you WISH you could change).
Our world is far from perfect, and in many ways we are pushing ourselves towards the apocalypse at lightning speeds… I wonder what will happen?
Humanity will be its own demise… I think I truly believe that. But in the meantime, let’s at least get the facts straight about a thing or two.