When you see the convergence of the collapsing ecology and the still growing population’s increasing emissions and effluent contamination, one can’t help but feel a little disappointed.

Scrolling through Tiktok as is my habit instead of watching news anymore, I alighted on a live video showing the proceedings in the UK House of Commons.

While their countryside is literally burning, there’s Boris Johnson surrounded by his foppish allies and opposition delivering clever innuendos on the climate amid his farewell remarks.

Next up: another overeducated, morally bankrupt lying facetious entitled elite to do the bidding of the billionaires while paying lip service in the House to the collective suicide raging on its steps.

To say that the leaders in government have categorically failed in their duty to protect the governed is no exaggeration. The future will indict government and point to its subjugation to the interests of oligarchical billionaires and their corporate fronts who recklessly advance us toward oblivion through sheer naked greed.

There is no nation or government one can point to and say, “Ah! Now there is a government not captive to its oligarchical class! One that puts the interests of humanity and ecology ahead of economy.”

No such nation exists. No political force with any degree of clout in any oligarchical democracy with such values at its fore exists.

Thus, the causes of the world’s accelerating rush toward surface incineration remains intact.

The other thing I’ve noticed on Tiktok, which I think is what ultimately results in me tossing my device aside finally after several hours of gyrating teenage butts interspersed with clumsily articulated public outrage, is the sheer number of videos that promote the recreational consumption of hydrocarbons – the number one source of the current ecological crisis.

All under the guise of either sport, travel, employment, or science.

Surfers now tow each other in and out of swells on jet skiis. The proud boys eradicating wildlife on a wholesale basis in pursuit of the sport they call “mudding”, which is nothing more or less than taking an overpowered combustion driven vehicle into natural areas and ablating the surface as widely and as forcefully as possible.

Never mind the legions of motorsports events underway at any given moment around the globe, typically categorized as guys driving around in circles at top speeds only enabled by large engines consuming vast quantities of hydrocarbons to accelerate the atmospheric contamination underway.

Nevermind the crowded research vessels of scientists powering mightily to poles north and south, ironically to measure the effects of human activity on historical climate-marked ice.

Nevermind that the number one expression among the young of freedom and power is to accumulate destinations in Tiktok and Instagram to exhibit to the world just how worldly they have become.

This is why there is no option realistically but for the planet to continue in its combustion and deterioration. There is nobody with any power or influence – except maybe Greta Thunberg and her ilk – doing anything concrete to change the trajectory.

Honestly, the epitaph of the whole planet will be “Extinction caused by mental illness.”

That mental illness takes many forms.

Religion, government, education, wealth – morality generally. And hypocrisy is the number one driver of the entire enterprise.

In fact, the most striking element of Greta Thunberg’s election to sail from her native Sweden to address the United Nations was probably one of the most profound anti-hypocrisy acts in the history of humanity.

Let us recognize hypocrisy, and define it clearly for our witty congressmen, governors, senators, and prime ministers.

It is the act of contradicting one’s stated beliefs.

Boris Johnson, hosting parties during a lockdown.

Joe Biden, meeting with the rather historically confirmed murderer Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt of ordering the brutal assasination of Jamal Khashoggi while he sought documents to wed his beloved.

Justin Trudeau, contravening Canada’s own sanctions against the terrorist-run Russia under the guise of ameliorating Germany’s energy shortage.

Xi Jinping, whose brutal genocide in Xinjiang is openly recognized despite their best efforts to stifle United Nations research on the matter.

The examples of profound hypocrisy among the leaders of the largest governments perfectly exemplifies why hypocrisy has become the default mode of human rationale.

The violence and failed nation status of Sri Lanka is exactly the fate the rest of the world is heading toward.

Of course, you’d never know it to watch the feckless mainstream media.

Oh and if you happen to read this, feel free to forward a link directly to anybody who might concur.

Google, as the billionaire oligarch class’s global censor, will make sure this article is read by as few people as possible, because heaven forbid should a bunch of like-minded non-hypocrites get together to effect real change.

Which would of course entail eviscerating the billionaire oligarch framework of global governance.

About the Author

James West is the founder of the Real Economic Society and author of the Real Economist. He is an unaccredited ecologist, economist, and organic regenerative farmer seeking to reorient the values of humanity toward a rehabilitative and symbiotic mode of existence on Earth.

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