It’s been over a year…
since my last post here.
I’ve been busy with other things.
We are even closer to financial meltdown, but that’s a given; we’ll cope as best we can, when it comes…
Thanks to Ilze for pointing me to Stephen Harrod Buhner, the new hero in my title.
Here’s a video, Activism, Deep Ecology & the Gaian Era – Lynn Margulis, Stephen Buhner and John Seed.
This is one of the best things on Gaia I’ve seen in a long time.
I particularly like,
- Stephen, acting remarkably like my dear friend Howard, saying “It’s feeling –more than thinking– we need to strengthen, if we are to properly engage with Gaia.“
- And again, “…knowing Gaia. Surrender is not defeat.“
- And Lynn, “Gaia is not an organism. Organisms don’t live on their own feces and urine; it’s a SYSTEM,” requiring that poisons for one part be food for another.
- And again, “People are not yet classified as animals in western civilization, that’s how bad it is.“
- And at minutes 28-33, John saying, “We need to preach to the choir. For life to grow back in sustainable form we need to strengthen the strongest of what we want to preserve. If that can be encouraged eventually the dead zones may be recovered.”
- Stephen again, “We have the capacity to feel invisible things,” the aliveness of life with an example which was, for me, a clear experience of “yes” and “no.”
- Lynn: our delusion of invincibility, and the inevitability of a population reduction.
Lynn recommends a book by Reg Morrison, The Spirit in the Gene: Humanity’s Proud Illusion and the Laws of Nature, wherein he argues humans are challenged to somehow innovate sustainable shrinkage. I’ve ordered a copy.