Naomi Klein on Place, Pace, Perspective, and Climate

Connection is a decision, Wall St. decides otherwise. ‘Getting rid of’, favourite phrase of a narrow mindset disconnected from responsibiilty to nature and the world. The Divided Self. One does not have to ‘get rid’ of water (flood waters) or waste. Recycle and eliminate the uncreative financial model. Participate in the rhythm of life, rather than destroying it.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

“The most radical thing you can do is stay home,” – Gary Snyder

Wendell Berry – The Mad Farmer’s Liberation Front:

Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know.

Complete poem at end of post.

Naomi Klein in The Nation, by way of the Guardian:

The importance of the intensely local

Climate change is place-based, and we are everywhere at once. The problem is not just that we are moving too quickly. It is also that the…

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