Guardian, 2016: "Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever"

If it wasn’t for all the

abuse, assaults, bombast, conceit, deceit, fraud, greed, hatred, hubris, lies, plunder, rapes, sleaze, wars, arrogance, ignorance, intolerance, complacency, sycophancy, femicide, fratricide, genocide, homicide, infanticide, matricide, patricide, violence, aristocracies, autocracies, plutocracies, theocracies, monarchies, oligarchies, flattery, thuggery, pornography, injustice, malice, cowardice, prejudice, backstabbing, boasting, brainwashing, bullshitting, bullying, cheating, profiteering, robbing, shooting, stabbing, stealing, thieving, trafficking, vendettas, warmongering, hypocrisy, unaccountability, barbarity, egocentricity, immorality, inauthenticity, inequality, inhumanity, mendacity, religiosity, vanity, cruelty, bribery, chicanery, demagoguery, fakery, snobbery, slavery, poverty, bigotry, idolatry, tyrannies, aggrandisement, embezzlement, harassment, homophobia, xenophobia, censorship, dictatorships, degradation, denigration, deforestation, dehumanisation, addiction, despoliation, destruction, discrimination, exploitation, mutilation, oppression, persecution, pollution, repression, inquisitions, evictions, misogyny, iconoclasm, ageism, anthropocentrism, charlatanism, chauvinism, colonialism, denialism, dogmatism, ethnocentrism, expansionism, extremism, fanaticism, fascism, fundamentalism, hooliganism, militarism, narcissism, nepotism, obscurantism, philistinism, populism, puritanism, racism, sectarianism, sexism, sadism, solipsism, terrorism, totalitarianism, ultra-nationalism, vandalism, heartlessness, homelessness, humourlessness, lawlessness, pitilessness, senselessness, shamelessness, spinelessness, meanness, censoriousness, deviousness, licentiousness, nefariousness, obsequiousness, officiousness, sanctimoniousness, self-righteousness, litigiousness, selfishness, unfairness, murderousness, and other suspect suffixes,

it wouldn’t be such a pain.

Shall we try again?


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