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What Did You Do During the Climate Wars, Daddy?

After World War II there was a cliche that children asked their fathers what they had done during the war. Did they do the right thing, join the resistance and fight the occupiers? Did they collaborate? Or did they hunker down and simply wait for liberation by braver souls? The United Nations authority on climate change says the world has less than 12 years left to impose radical changes on industrialization or it will face extremely dangerous ecological consequences. What are we doing to fight industrial capitalism? So far, nothing. What is wrong with us???

Obama’s Cognitive Dissonance

In a new book, President Obama admits that he’s “really good at killing people” and “didn’t know that was gonna be a strong suit of mine.” We all have it in us – but we don’t have his remarkable ability to compartmentalize his humanity from his work.