Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:37 am
Serendipitously, I (on the basis of no pertinent knowledge, I emphasise) had been wondering rather the opposite: whether those hitherto antipathetic or neutral towards the XR aspirations (not necessarily their tactics and rhetoric) might now be starting to be more sympathetic. People in the 'developed' world who are now:
- forced to live without buying stuff (made a long way away out of materials themselves transported long distances) which they don't really need, such as new clothes, or with the motivation to do so because they're not mixing socially; and
- unable to buy in the supermarkets what a couple of decades ago would have been exotic or unseasonal produce but has recently been routinely stocked year round (because it has been arriving in spare freight space in lots of intercontinental passenger aircraft, which are no longer flying);
- unable or unwilling to take or plan to take foreign leisure travel;
- able to work remotely from home online with colleagues nearby or a world away;
- unable to get medical or even basic hygiene supplies (drugs, protective equipment, cleaning products for bodies and objects, paper and plastic household disposables ..) because they discover it's all now made a long way away, and the more local or the wealthier are having priority ..
.. may start to wonder whether their former lifestyle (including disposable wealth, for those who have it) was really so great after all ..
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