I’ve been accused of rabting too much. And I suspect I do.
At the very least, my ranting so much makes it easier for those who disagree with my basic tenets to completely dismiss whatever I say. Ranting also lends itself to over emphasis of points I believe to be true, but for which I may not have solid evidence. I’m trying to stick to my usual Tuesday topic of environmentalism here, which is where the original critique was made, but I’m sure it applies to political topics as well.
As for environmental points, ranting also suffers the disadvantage that the majority of the people at whom I rant are precisely the people most likely to sit on the same side of the most important issues as do I. Yet I’m not at all sure how to get them to see the importance of the error of their ways. As I perceive them, of course (recognizing my tendency to rant).
Nothing seems so important to me as recognizing that we are not going to make it (here on this planet–any of us living beings), and that we must get off the planet if any of us is to survive (on geological time scales).
That we have to start looking at this in an entirely different manner follows as Shakespear’s night the day. It’s not at all about humanity.
How do I say that without it having the essential whiff of rant embedded?