C: Will the response to climate change, as far as all the evidence shows up to this point, be not curtailing the burning of fossil fuels, but police repression?
M: The answer from hell is yes, that’s the plan. The plan is not to stop environmental extraction or environmental devastation. The plan is to invest in police that can control for the outcomes of environmental devastation. The rich will have their bunkers. The rich will have their spaceships or whatever it is that they think will protect them from climate disaster. And police — I think that's their contingency plan. Police are going to control for the outcomes because they certainly don't intend on stopping extraction.
Micah Herskind discusses his @scalawagmag Scalawag article, "This is the Atlanta Way: A Primer on Cop City," and his MSNBC post, “If those supporting ‘Cop City’ prevail in Atlanta, your city could be next.”
Micah Herskind is an Atlanta-based organizer and writer. Find more of his writing on his website, micahherskind.com and follow him on Twitter @micahinATL #StopCopCity
Find Micah’s article here: https://scalawagmagazine.org/2023/05/cop-city-atlanta-history-timeline/