How Would You Define "The Long Descent"?
I've been re-looking over some of my previous writing about "The Long Descent" and the coming collapse of our high tech lifestyle, as described by Greer, in preparation for an introduction tutorial on the new site's main page. I've been also reading some of the earlier reveiws of his original book on the subject.
A good review is here:
I was wondering how some of you describe it, when it comes up in personal conversations?
Its well known among my friends and aquaintances that I run (and write) for a "green living and sustainablity" website. I've found some general acceptance with the idea that the way we as a society are doing things, isn't working, as well as a more than fringe belief that there are ways to live better by doing things that are more sustainable and green.
I have too, run into many people, often the ones that seem to benefit from the status quo (most in the salaried class), who cling to their McMansions and consumptional lifestyle.
I remember clearly, one conversation with such friends. When I was trying to explain the Long Descent to the obvious not-understanding, one friend tried to clear it up to another by saying:
"Its the Zombie Apocolypse, without zombies..."
Not a fair explanation I feel, but it allowed them all to laugh a little and move on.