25 Sep
2016

Disrupt more, disconnect less

Elsewhere Keith Farnish has written about the Tools of Disconnection in his book “Underminers” (available online here and worth a read). The Tools of Disconnection as Keith outlined them in his earlier book “Time’s Up” refer to the forces which industrial civilization deploys to keep its subjects from Connecting with themselves, the people they directly depend on and interact with, and the natural ecosystem(s) of which they are a part and which support their existence.

It is the state of disconnection from these essentials which industrial civilization promotes that enables us to sleepwalk into the environmental catastrophe which is now unfolding.

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18 Sep
2016

Movement for Ecology

So given that the GP is more or less distracted by, and conflicted about, the priorities of a hundred different important topics and unable to set a clear direction any more, perhaps we need to go back to first principles and start again with a new movement that is once again focused on the existential crisis which threatens to extinguish the makers of the anthropocene even as they declare the new epoch open.

The current political system has too much inertia built in to be able to make any effective political response to the state of the eco-system, within which politics exists.

What then, would be the priorities and actions of a tightly focused Movement for Ecology? What also would be its goal?

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04 Sep
2016

The Importance of Insignificance

In the week that science officially declared the Anthropocene some thoughts about about our real place in the order of things.

As we are born and grow so we gain in our awareness of our self as somehow unique. A boundary is experienced in the physical world and slowly we map its contours, The boundary between self and other.

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