"The biggest threat to anyone engaging in activism is burnout. There is a lot going wrong in the world and the need to oppose all of the shit can lead activists to taking on too much. Some people have an ideological position of supporting all progressive struggles in the hope of spurring on a revolution. Whatever the cause, taking on too much doesn’t help anyone. If you want to be still sticking it to the Man in 20 years, you need to pace yourself."
"The basic mechanism by which this happens is well-understood and hardly new. But many of our political and media elite respond by calling them liars and claiming they have invented global warming in order to hoover up academic funding. Only a country of scientific know-nothings would believe that a) you could get 97% of the world’s scientists to agree on something that isn’t true b) academic funding is valuable enough to do this over. "