It’s hard to follow a post about summer festivals with one on Armageddon, but it’s harder to ignore this headline. The unthinkable has always been planned, but now it seems we’re being prepared for a “tactical” nuclear war.
For four generations the UK has thankfully not suffered large scale war. In that time the Internet and mobile phones have made it easier to share views about global events and galvanise public opinion, which tends not to ❤️ nuclear holocaust.
But if Ukraine doesn’t erupt, I fear it won’t be long before Taiwan does. Behind the media headlines, global politics is heavily influenced by neoimperialism, access to resources, and “defence” industries.
After the trials of the past few years we might’ve hoped for a break and some competent, credible government. Without either, it’s hard to know what to do, but we can always keep faith, be aware, stick together with kindness, and hold those responsible to account.