Survival will be a human choice not magicPosted: April 5, 2017
The Editor, The Cook Strait News, Wellington
03 April, 2017
Johnny Overton strikes again. (“Our delusional leadership strikes again”, 30 March). He concludes only a Messiah can save humans from their own exploitative mind-set which is destroying the planet.
But there is nothing preventing humans from mending their own ways. While giving Overton credit for reasonable observations of this mind-set it must be noted that the cultural / political space we have put ourselves in is one of denial.
Denial could give way to action creating a new sustainable way of life if certain, probably unpredictable, events occur. Their unpredictability might leave it difficult to understand and might seem like magic but it would have been a human process.
published 6 April, 2017