On the first anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, we’re reminded that the future hinges on rejecting the two Big Lies. Scientists have said for years that humanity faces a climate emergency and that only rapid, far-reaching action can preserve a livable planet. On the first anniversary of the January 6 attack, it’s clear that the United States also faces a democracy emergency. Only rapid, far-reaching action can preserve a government that is of, by, and for the people. The democracy emergency is closely linked to the climate crisis. Each is grounded in a big lie pushed by the same right-wing politicians and propaganda “news” outlets. Left untreated, each threatens disaster.
By Mark Hertsgaard. The Nation. January 6, 2022.
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