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https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/11/26/employment-ecology-extinction-french-students-take-on-the-system-to-save-the-species/ On my last day of teaching Environmental Studies, I posed a question to my students. I explained that for some time in my childhood, my father worked in the airline industry. “What does this have to do with the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Deep Green Journal
http://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-05-07/george-monbiots-wreckage-friendly-critique/ More from Ted: http://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-01-17/the-catalan-integral-cooperative-the-simpler-way-revolution-is-well-underway/ Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Deep Green Journal
From Charles Hugh Smith: Excerpt: The status quo, in all its various forms, is dominated by incentives that strengthen the centralization of wealth and power. As longtime readers know, my work aims to 1) explain why the status quo --... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Deep Green Journal
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-30/absolute-gong-show-vancouver-loses-crown-canadas-hottest-real-estate-market Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Deep Green Journal
We need an educational institution that develops the type of broad knowledge outlined in this article: https://www.wired.com/story/the-woman-who-knows-everything-about-the-universe/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Deep Green Journal
"As for the STEM fetishism, exactly, but that’s not going to happen in existing educational institutions — they’re stuck in a vision of education that amounts to manufacturing cogs for corporate machines, and will resist to the bitter end any... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
An interesting short essay (english is obviously a second language): http://carolynbaker.net/2013/11/14/the-required-awareness-to-handle-climate-change-is-impossible-by-godofredo-aravena/ More by Godofredo Aravena here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Deep Green Journal
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Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Deep Green Journal
Two good articles: The Uses of Regulation (source: mentioned by someone who commented on the following article) Mind the Gap (Source: Dail Digest 11/16/17 Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Deep Green Journal
Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites (from @Truthdig). The moral bankruptcy of the liberal class, which despite the staggering election defeat is unable or unwilling to engage in genuine self-reflection, ensures the steady march toward an American fascism.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Deep Green Journal
Referenced in Democracy: The God That Failed Select excerpt: What is the use to humanity of its measureless multiplication, its mad competitive haste, its production of ever deadlier weapons, the progressive deterioration of town dwellers, and so on. A closer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
I found this comment and the material linked to therein to be enlightening. Here is the dropbox pdf (the first of two) that is linked to in the comment: Download We Are Self-Domesticated Animals Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
Nietzsche... http://www.vox.com/conversations/2016/12/20/13927678/donald-trump-brexit-nietzsche-democracy-europe-populism-hugo-drochon While the conversation is way too neoliberalistic for me, I do think that the following is worth contemplating: Sean Illing To the extent he was concerned with politics, it was for this reason: to protect individuals from the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Deep Green Journal
Here is a link to a pdf (and other formats) of the book. I have highlighted some passages in a downloaded pdf and am happy to share... Unfortunately, the last page is unreadable... and may contain the most important idea:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
Amazon Link Selected excerpts: ...they [those who built cities and nuclear plants in vulnerable locations] were trained to break problems into smaller and smaller puzzles until a solution presented itself. This a way of thinking that deliberately excludes things and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
From The Pragmatics of Patriotism address: I now define "moral behavior" as "behavior that tends toward survival." I won't argue with philosophers or theologians who choose to use the word "moral" to mean something else, but I do not think... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
Amazon Link Selected aphorisms: Just like poets and artists, bureaucrats are born, not made; it takes normal humans extraordinary effort to keep attention on such boring tasks. [p.47] The exponential information age is like a verbally incontinent person; he talks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
Recommended reading (click the full text link at the bottom of the abstract): http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/92/abstracts/Swanson-et-al.html Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Deep Green Journal
Hypocrisy alert: It should be noted that this author has a huge ecological footprint due to extensive travel as well as having two children... Selected excerpts: ... the business-as-usual [referred throughout the book as "BAU"] market will be relatively disadvantaged,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
Amazon Link Many profess to be determinists, but in practice they disregard it. p.xvii "to proclaim that science is the search for causes ... is not to say that all events have them" p.xxiii "...neutrality is also a moral attitude..."... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
Started with this: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-31/congresswoman-calls-us-effort-oust-assad-illegal-accuses-cia-backing-terroists then this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsi_Gabbard and this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma_yoga still reviewing this: http://www.amazon.com/Karma-Yoga-Mind-Series-ebook/dp/B00DU2ESHQ Karma was mentioned to me by an acupuncturist in the last couple of weeks. After "surfing" through the above links, it occurred to me that many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
Edward Said’s humanism versus the US State Department’s Anti-semitism. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Deep Green Journal
Amazon Link Excerpts: In the story that the modern world repeats to itself, the belief in progress is at odds with religion. In the dark ages of faith there was no hope of any fundamental change in human life. With... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes
Amazon Link Excerpts: At the start, America's colleges were all religious institutions. What they taught their students about the purpose and value of life was itself a branch of religious instruction. Later, in the age of secular humanism, church and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Deep Green Excerpts and Notes