I assume you noticed the quiet demise of the Climate Bill, consented to by most of the people who claimed they gave a damn about the climate. It was a lousy, weak, inadequate bill, but that’s still no excuse for giving up the ghost. This makes the 1 bazillionth time in my lifetime I’ve been ashamed to be associated (if only because the US has no real left, and thus anyone on the left ends up with a default association with the Dems) with the American Democratic Party. I’m used to it by now.
On the other hand, maybe the death of our attempt to deal with climate change will force a change in the discourse – or maybe it won’t. But as usual, we’re firmly in the “well, this couldn’t fail any more than everything we’ve done so far has already failed” so we don’t have a lot to lose. And I really like Slavoj Zizek. Is this the answer? Probably not, but it is a heck of a lot more interesting than another stab at the same old narrative. (H/T to Christina at Oscillator for finding this!)