“on our way down”

Steven Welzer
Sep 22, 2022



* the trend toward increasing longevity has peaked
* depression and alienation predominate at the periphery
* there’s a “turning back” (like: to religious fundamentalism and/or nationalist populism)
* the mystique of our immersion in the Technosphere is fading
* there’s a discomfit with our envelopment in the urban-industrial labyrinth of atomism, gray complexity, and noise
* there’s resentment of the domination of politics, the economy, and culture by cosmopolitan elites who tend to live in or near “world class” cities that comprise a network of a globalized most-thriving reality-that-matters

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“Nobody knows how we got to the top of the hill
But since we’re on our way down . . .”

Give up delusions about development. Settle back. Relax. Live lightly. Smell the roses.



Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).