I recycle 100 percent of what I possibly can so like now, there’s not one piece of paper goes in my bin, so that kind of makes feel less guilty about using my car as much as I do [and] flying as much as I do.There it is. It's not about doing what's allegedly good for the environment. It's about the guilt! Recycling is a ritual that lets him feel better, without actually giving up jet travel - which leaves a massive trail of CO2.
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Speaking of guilt, I've been reading Guilt, Blame, and Politics, by Allan Levite. Miss Breeziness put me onto it. Levite's thesis is that altruism, plus high social status, equals a massive case of corrosive guilt - leading to rich people supporting socialist causes. It is documented with abundant examples.
When you hit them with guilt
the rich mostly wilt.
Few repel the assault
and tell you wealth is no fault.