January 28, 2018

Umair: Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse

Umair Haque:

Should the world follow the American model — extreme capitalism, no public investment, cruelty as a way of life, the perversion of everyday virtue — then these new social pathologies will follow, too. They are new diseases of the body social that have emerged from the diet of junk food — junk media, junk science, junk culture, junk punditry, junk economics, people treating one another and their society like junk — that America has fed upon for too long.

Junk culture. Junk food. Junk. Rings true.

I used to follow Umair on Medium, but he got too extreme for my mind. I think, in retrospect, he was only speaking a truth I wasn’t ready to hear.

It’s going to take an awful lot of work to repair what we’ve taken for granted as “normalcy.” This, all, is not normal.