Welcome to Passing Nightmare. This site was established in January 2011 as an outlet for political, economic, cultural and other discussions, from a left-leaning perspective.
The title of the blog comes from a quote by Bertrand Russell, where he discusses the prospects of mankind achieving world peace, it is also quoted by Noam Chomsky at the end of ‘Hegemony or Survival’ which is where I came across it:
After ages during which the earth produced harmless trilobites and butterflies, evolution progressed to the point at which it has generated Neros, Genghis Khans, and Hitlers. This, however, I believe, is a passing nightmare; in time the earth will become again incapable of supporting life, and peace will return.
The site is not designed to replace existing political websites, we simply wish to add some additional voices to the debate. Over the coming months we will look into some of the major challenges facing the world over the next few years, including the impact of the harsh austerity measures on our fragile economies, the impact of global warming and other environmental problems, and the growing discontent we are beginning to see, manifested in protest and direct action.
The site will also cover popular culture, and society in general, in an attempt to better understand the impact that the entertainment industry, the arts, the internet, and our political leaders have on us all.
If you’d like to write for us, please see the information here. We welcome all discussion of the issues, and open debate, so if you’d like to comment on any of the articles, please feel free. We look forward to hearing from you!
– Jonathan Davis – Editor/Webmaster