The End Of The World Is Whimpers, Howls, and Shrugs

Christyl Rivers, Phd.
3 min readFeb 27, 2024

Government And Brain Shut Downs, Well, what did you expect?

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Roaring Rivers

Torrents, currents, and ripples by Christyl Rivers, PhD.

Where to invest all our energy? Oh. Into fighting each other

The government may or may not shut down. Wait a day or so.

But networks, brains, and natural systems from macroeconomics to microbiomes are shutting down.

Too much plastic? No doubt. But it’s not the only reason.

People are just getting worn down like the myriad teeny plastic nubs in your guts and even your bloodstream.

The media and propaganda have performed their polarization epics to perfection, razing all of us into zombies, bait bots, and bozos. They have shut down protest, mulched us all into being compliant consumers.

Politics that shut down rational thought

Here in WA, we have received our primary ballots in the mail.

We are in the absolute absurd position of trying to decide whether to vote for Trump, Haley, Biden, or Other. Obviously, this is not because we like anyone who supports destroying…



Christyl Rivers, Phd.

Ecopsychologist, Writer, Farmer, Defender of reality, and Cat Castle Custodian.