Imagine

“George Monbiot, in his Guardian article, asks some important questions about living without industrial electricity: “How do we drive our textile mills, brick kilns, blast furnaces and electric railways—not to mention advanced industrial processes? Rooftop solar panels?” But he reaches an illogical conclusion: “The moment you consider the demands of the whole economy is the moment at which you fall out of love with local energy production.” Actually, no. The moment you consider the demands of the whole economy is the moment you fall out of love with the whole economy, an economy that is systematically exploitative and destructive, an economy that is killing the planet.

Derrick Jensen making thoughtful, soul scouring points.

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2 responses to “Imagine

  1. We know the boere, simple folks, simple lives, who need nothing from outside, and they thrived. Except for the "economy" of the west, which has by now almost destroyed them.peace 🙂

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  2. We've advanced far beyond mere imagination, to where we can all sit in front of the teevee and have others do all the imagining for us. They wouldn't screw us over. They said so.

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