Probably a temporary state, but i feel that certain publics are being rendered thus by the lifeless technocracy that has set in following neoliberal appropriation of environmental values specifically in the mitigation of human induced Climate Change.
Can you hear it?
Mrs Jones please turn of the light to save the environment (money), I shall just build a coal power station over your mothers grave, ok?
New parking charges are now in place in the university, we are letting a private company run the operation because we care about the environment.
Look at me, I'm an environmental consultancy sucking off the teat of local government funding streams, would you like a keyring.
I am an ecocrapitalist. I have decided to crade imaginary carbon in order to exploit the current policy space for every last grain of hope it might have left.
I can always hear it.
Maybe it was the Stern Report, maybe its just us, maybe its just the trappings of our times and powerlessness.
EcoNaivety is stuck in linearity and must get out. It builds a wall of carbon kajoosity around potentially creative relationships with each other. Dont get me wrong, accountancy has its place. Along with Family, Islah, Ummah and Baraka.
I suppose this was what we were getting at all those years ago with the banner
'Let's not let our postindustrial guilt suffocate our wanderlust'
Instead of regarding humankind as a permenant blight upon the face of the earth, we might conceive of ourselves as a potentially custodial, sympathetic constellation of forces. This is not a new revelation.