In lieu of Linky Friday…
This week! Anglosphere, Labor, Gaming, Colonization, Transportation, and a Video!
This week includes Nature, Violence, Culture, Urban Design, and Government! It does not include an animated gif. It almost did, but I value you too much.
It's a "people thing" alright. People are going to behave badly. People are racist, tribal, self absorbed, self centered, herd like, afraid of the unknown, the different, and rooted in behaviors that haven't changed in millennia.
The good side of religion is that it can mold that raw human clay so people can commit compelling acts of charity, goodness, and nobility. Sadly, it has also contributed to the evils of our nature in the various pogroms, slaughter, torture, and murder of so many--all for "the cause". In that way, climate change is similar to religion-the "righteous", assured of their holiness, brook no doubt.
As a species, we've created wonders of art, architecture, etc. while managing to slaughter hundreds of millions of our own. If we survive as a species, perhaps we'll grow out it, but frankly, I wonder if these traits will always be with us.