This is about a bad idea, and a set of other, good ideas, and an essay by Paul Kingsnorth called Dark Ecology in which he writes wonderfully about those ideas. It's a long (17 page), somewhat slow, meditative, and often sad piece of writing, and you're no doubt extremely busy. And so I will understand if you don't get to it. You may not even get to this here, as you peruse the title and first few lines of this blog post in your facebook feed. But I'm writing, here, my summary of it, so maybe at least some folks I know might get the gist. Still, there's no way I can really replace the original, so if you do feel interested, or inspired, you should click and read.
Who is this for? Is it for you? Well, first of all if you self-identify as an "environmentalist" or as "green" or as someone interested in "sustainability," then this, and Kingsnorth's piece, is for you. It's also for you if you care about nature and where the natural world is headed and where our society and civilization is headed. Read more>>>