Citizen Action Monitor

Black humor for Bleak times

Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, lets his comic strip characters reflect his own world view. —

No 2659 Posted by fw, September 6, 2020 —

Stephen Pastis

As I retreat to my comfort blanket, I part with this quote from the “former” Diva of Doom and tree hugger extraordinaire, Gail Zawacki, who finds solace in “still being able to laugh” as we “hurtle towards the Endocene“–

“So I will no longer refer to myself as a doomer, but rather as a Themist — which to me, means struggling for the capacity to endure the unbearable lightness of being, that great paradox of being human, to have the knowledge that we are hurtling towards the Endocene but can do nothing to slow the trajectory … to see our death looming and to realize it cannot be prevented. …to face the soul crushing tragedy of the horrendous truth that our fate is sealed — and like Democritus*, still be able to laugh.” [*Democritus, known as the laughing philosopher, espoused the doctrine that pleasure, along with self-control, is the goal of human life.]

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