The last straw

Steven Welzer
Oct 11, 2022

People have been increasingly unhappy under conditions of hypermodernity due to the afflictions of atomization, congestion, technological/institutional complexity, anomie, instability, hypermobility, withering of community, spiritual impoverishment.

The internet is pushing us to the point of full malaise. In addition to all the rest, the volume of “communications” and the overwhelming profusion of choices is the last straw. It’s now beyond coping, and people are giving up.

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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”).