time for a change; a revolution might be needed!

Last week I read Naiomi Klein's article from the New Statesman, as suggested by David Slik.


She reports that "global capitalism has made the depletion of resources so rapid, convenient and barrier-free that “earth-human systems” are becoming dangerously unstable ..."

Now I read in the New Yorker an article laying out one instance of the power and control of global capitalism, in which Syngentia, a Swiss chemical and seed company, works to preserve their right to sell their pesticide Atrazine, used on corn crops in the US, despite evidence that it harms the reproductive systems of frogs, amphibians and humans. Atrazine is banned in Europe, because they take a cautionary approach. Not in America. Here, it's cost/benefit analysis, and no regulation (let alone bans) without ironclad, scientific "proof".

It will make you sick to read of the ways that this supposedly reputable corporation subverts science (creating and multiplying doubt) and subverts justice, openness and fairness, not least by buying the loyalty of politicians, public officials, academics and public relations and advertising/promotion/advocacy companies and groups, totally to advance its own interests, and knowing that they harm the public interest, and the environment.

It's enough to make one think of moving to a small, remote island and doing as much as possible for oneself, or maybe moving from that island to where one has some chance of contributing to the revolution that is so clearly needed.

That might seem extreme, but read the two articles, and see what you think then.


I'd love to hear how I can help change the way things are, while staying here.

Re: time for a change; a revolution might be needed!

Peter, et al,

It's not enough to move to a small, remote island and do as much as possible for oneself. We need to do everything possible to help those that have yet to be born. But it's also not necessary to leave here to contribute to the ongoing (and untelevised) revolution. In fact, right here is one of the best places to be in order to contribute to the revolution. And 'revolution' is not extreme. It's what happens when decent caring folks run out of every legal option for changing the status quo.

So what you can do right from home you ask? To answer that question I highly recommend reading, "Deep Green Resistance" written by Aric McBay, Leirre Keith, and Derrick Jensen. I have two copies to loan out if anyone wants to read and discuss them.


" Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful. It provides an exploration of organizational structures, recruitment, security, and target selection for both aboveground and underground action*. Deep Green Resistance also discusses a culture of resistance and the crucial support role that it can play."