(OP) I should have posted this first, but here goes:
I am under no delusion that humanity as a collective can magically fix EVERYTHING in the infinitesimally small window we may or may not have to keep us from going full Mad Max.
I have no 'hope' left in me, I have gone through the same psychological Doomer melt-down I would imagine most people with a deep enough understanding of the situation have.
All the same, whether we can or can't fix everything 'in time' is still no reason to not try.
We're all going to die one day, whether we see it coming or not.
Our names will be forgotten and our bodies will return to the ground from where we came.
Even with this knowledge, people still choose to live their lives in the present. Why? Because that is all we ever had.
I'm not asking anyone to be thankful to live in age so fucked up as ours, not at all, but please do realize that you can do something positive with your mind and your muscles to help others in their struggles, whether or not you can change the world single-handedly (you won't and no-one expects you to).
Lenin, Mao, Sankara, Che and Castro didn't change the world all by themselves, they all were able to improve the living conditions of those around them in the long and short-term through ACTION, not solely their words.
Again, I'm not asking you to do everything yourself, just that you try to do something to end the suffering of the working class, that is all we ever can do, in truth.
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