My friend @firstname.lastname@example.org told me a bedtime story last night, and I haven’t slept so well in a long time. 👇 🧵
@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org I'm already convinced this is the end of the Neoliberal era. 1980-2020, RIP
There's even a Hollywood-perfect arc to these four decades.
Story opens with the Reagan / Thatcher revolution, and the unleashing of markets on society.
I have been informed by a relative who is a middle school teacher that students are now referring to coronavirus as the “boomer remover”
feel like every social circle right now has someone who has read all the coronavirus news out of China and Korea and Italy and knows what's coming and they're in charge of gently explaining things to all their friends who heard "a bad flu" three weeks ago and checked out
Rly? I don't think so. I think we're seeing light speed reckoning with a very tough situation, with people realizing that a traditional source of stability and aid is AWOL and adapting to respond with the considerable means at hand.
Take your collapse frame into your fear cave.
What we are seeing right now is the collapse of civic authority and public trust at what is only the beginning of what will be a protracted crisis.
Not least because of what the cultural signal carried by doing so. Lots of people just got their first real message that this is a Big Deal.
the sports cancellations are going to save a lot of lives
Folks in my patch of the internet noting that most people have little feel for exponential growth, and hope Covid is a learning moment.
But what I really want people to absorb is the power of feedback to bend any curve. Let's approach climate like South Korea took on the virus.
I want to bottle this exact moment, when we realize we have agency. Regardless of how we use it, we have this choice now.
Because, though it's harder to see, we have the same agency in the climate crisis. It will require actions that *feel* weird, but we must do them- and we can
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