Last year, there was a lot of swearing deployed to sum up the year. And then came 2020. As it reaches its close, how to describe the world this year in one sentence?
Read more from our political year in review here.
Is there anything we can do to help?
2020 is … A hot steaming dish of anxiety producing dystopian tribalism seasoned with sprinklings of gratitude that we live here and not there. Phew.
Maybe it would have been better if the world had ended in 2012 after all.
The world is a vampire sent to drain.
Remember when we thought Brexit was bad?
Capitalism needs us more than we need it.
Sick, suffering, senseless.
“All I can say is that on this earth there are plagues and there are victims – and as far as possible one must refuse to be on the side of the plague.” Camus, The Plague
Everyone learned to use Zoom.
Laura O’Connell Rapira
An unprecedented pivot to a new normal (with kindness) *eyeroll*
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