Morale versus unwarranted optimism and illusions

Morale is a slippery concept. TS Eliot said that “Humankind cannot bear very much reality.

Realistically, our position is hopeless. The species is accelerating towards a brick wall. We are getting technologically more adept at the same time we seem to be destroying the possibilities of connection, survival.

In Manchester, we have a local government that is power-crazed, very very good at creating figleaf partnerships, very very bad at anything approaching genuine consultation.

The people who are trying to do something are too few in number, too otherwise busy, etc.  Frankly overmatched.

Nonetheless, I could be wrong…


See also – Sarah Maitland on the distinction between being disillusioned and disvisioned…


About dwighttowers

Below the surface...
This entry was posted in activism, apocalypse, competence. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Morale versus unwarranted optimism and illusions

  1. pendantry says:

    Ah, yes, you remind me why it was I decided to switch off from all the depressing news. I return to find it’s not gotten any better; it seems to be getting worse. So bad, in fact, that it’s getting harder to find the funny — and that’s no joke.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s