We must know, and not only know but inwardly be nourished by the knowledge, that a more just world can become a reality. Then knowing this, we must choose to live as though we are pregnant with that new world.
All those children set up for disappointment through the 70s, 80s, and 90s grew up into the digital age and were given the power of instant comment through the medium of the internet, and they have taken to it with gusto.
NASA’s Kepler space telescope has sent home information that has the space community here on terra firma all in a stir. Over the past few years observations of the star KIC-8462852 (1480 light years from Earth) have highlighted some “super weird” anomalies which have already been attributed to the work of an extra-terrestrial civilisation.
It was the eighties. We loved the place and we feared the time. At school we were fed a diet of free milk and warnings of when the Russians attacked. At nine years old I had already seen images of what their bombs would do to us.