Posted by Neil Hague - memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 18 February 2024

The Conceptual Conditions of Ruin

To be alive in Britain in the mid-21st century is to constantly be exposed to the half-baked opinions of half-educated people who purport to have expertise; it is to be relentlessly confronted with debased and incoherent ideas. This takes its toll – it has a large, cumulative, demoralising effect on society to be force-fed a diet of intellectual gruel. And it is suggestive that we have a very bleak future in store, because it indicates that we are in the grip of a way of thinking – which psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist recently called “deluded” – that can lead us nowhere but down.

This was brought home to me viscerally by a recent news story concerning Wildlife and Countryside Link (WCL), a “coalition” of conservation and environmental charities and other such organisations, which includes some of the biggest and most familiar names in the charitable sector – Greenpeace, the National Trust, the RSPB, the WWF, etc. WCL submitted a written response to a call for evidence issued back in November 2023 by a group of MPs (the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community) on the subject of ‘Racism and the Environmental Emergency’. For whatever reason (a slow news day, perhaps), this response was dug up by journalists last week and paraded as being an accusation that the British countryside is a racist, colonial white space, or words to that effect; outrage has, entirely predictably, followed.

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