The Laramee Filter: pseudorandom thoughts, subsequently put on the Internet.
Tom Laramee
Date Published:
November 18th, 2009
Word Count:
111 (1:00 read time)
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That's How the World Will End, Not With a Bang or With a Whimper...

That's how the world will end, not with a bang or with a whimper, but without people noticing it because they are too busy discussing the rules of engagement.

The 1st half (up to "whimper") is T.S. Eliot.

The 2nd half ("but without people noticing...") is Claus.

The context, if I recall, was that human beings seem incapable of addressing some of our biggest problems because we can't even agree on either (a) what the problem actually is and/or b) the framework with which we address them ... and as the problems get bigger, and more existential, this becomes an end-of-the-world problem.

(It was on the subject of something like climate change)