Tag Archives: industrial civilization

Culture Shock

“It takes world class stupidity to foul the entire planet.” Derrick Jensen After watching Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath, and knowing it had all been predicted, sometime after that, I stumbled onto Endgame. One lone copy sat on a table … Continue reading

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The Art of Framing

Seldom do people question their world views.  Most of us just absorb what our parents have taught us and never really think about where our assumptions come from. As I’ve been documenting here, my entire world view started shifting when … Continue reading

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Collapse in Progress

“People are tragically caught if they have to destroy their own country in order to make a living.”   Wendell Berry My, what a week! Four pipeline explosions occurred this week, in New Jersey, Kentucky, Texas and Pennsylvania.  The one in … Continue reading

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No Zombies Needed

I had just started reading a blog called Notes from a California Naturalist, which was documenting the strange melting of sea stars on the west coast when she stopped writing.  Her posts were full of pictures and information and pain. … Continue reading

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The I Don’t Know What This is Post

Funny thing, I’ve been writing and writing and still can’t figure out what I’m trying to say. Pondering the greatest existential crisis ever renders me scattered. Now scientists are warning us to prepare for a 4C future. How we do … Continue reading

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American Blood

Premise 3 – Our way of living – industrial civilization – is based on, requires, and would collapse very quickly without persistent and widespread violence. Premise 10 – The culture as a whole and most of its members are insane.  … Continue reading

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A Commencement speech you will never hear

No one will ever invite me to give a commencement address.  I’m a nobody from nowhere, after all.  But I’ve got nieces and nephews, step children and step grandchildren that I care about, so what follows below is what I … Continue reading

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