Back in early July, Time Magazine posted an article by AYANA ELIZABETH JOHNSON called “We Can’t Solve the Climate Crisis Unless Black Lives Matter”.
Among other things, she says:
The Black Lives Matter movement is not a distraction from saving the planet. We can’t solve the climate crisis without people of color, but we could probably solve it without racists.AYANA ELIZABETH JOHNSON
We can add COVID-19 to that list.
In June of this year, an article in that wild-eyed, tree-hugging, hippie publication, FORBES, posted an article by Marshall Shepherd listing “3 Common Things In Race, Coronavirus and Climate Change Debates”. He’s specifically talking about those who resist acknowledging that race, the virus, and/or climate change is even a problem.
TL;DR: they are:
- Talking points: People spout slogans and second-hand theories based on anything but evidence.
- They don’t math.
- They think believing these things are real or not boils down to taking sides.
Guys, I don’t give a fuck what you want to believe. Reality doesn’t give a fuck, either. Not even half a fuck.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about someone who refuses to face the fact that a crisis or two or three is happening around them.