I realised recently that I hadn’t perhaps extracted every last bit of “value” out of the concept of a “prattling gun” as opposed to a “Gatling Gun”. Here’s a graphic I did for the “From Cannon Fodder to Ego-Fodder” youtube video.
The point is that if you are at a meeting that is allegedly about “help[ing] us understand what we can do now in order to ensure a safe climate future”, every minute of blather and statistics and horror stories is just more bullets into people’s hopes of connection, of learning.
Maybe we need a pithy counter phrase (as per Leavergirl’s suggestion) along the lines of
Whatever happens, we have got
The Maxim gun, and they have not.
“Nothing happens, you have fed
The Prattling gun; this meeting’s dead!”
Of course, it’s not going to mean much to people who’ve not heard of the Prattling Gun!!