Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Derrick Jensen on Democracy Now

The critique Derrick gives on Democracy Now is what I have been also facilitating through years of writing, radio broadcasts and education, as well as activism. This is an important look at environmentalism and resistance. We need a voice like Derrick Jensen here, in Spokane, and elsewhere. So, how does that happen in a world where up is down, science is belief, ghosts are real and ocean acidification is a fairy tale?

Is civilization sustainable? Or is the Stone Age the only age that is sustainable?

Check out the interview, but still, read his stuff that make up a pantheon of great philosophy tied to the environmental movement. Also, Matt Taibbi has a great new book out,

Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America," published by Random House, 2010.

Here's his piece that ties into that stupidity --

"Taibbi: the Tea Party Moron Complex

By rallying behind dingbats and morons like Palin and Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party has made anti-intellectualism its rallying cry"

from Democracy Now:

Author and Activist Derrick Jensen: "The Dominant Culture is Killing the Planet...It’s Very Important for Us to Start to Build a Culture of Resistance"

Derrick Jensen has been called the poet-philosopher of the ecological movement. He has written some 15 books critiquing contemporary society and the destruction of the environment. His many books include A Language Older than Words, Endgame, What We Left Behind, Resistance against Empire, and Deep Green Resistance. We play Part I of our conversation with him. "I think a lot of us are increasingly recognizing that the dominant culture is killing the planet," Jensen says. "I think it’s very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what we’re doing isn’t working, clearly."

Nov. 15, 2010 show

"Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change"

by Derrick Jensen

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