. . . to say: “The greening of society will require eco-socialism at the macro level, but a great deal of ‘building the new within the shell of the old’ at the micro level. The latter will be regenerative by focusing on a more immediate, re-localized relationship to the land; decentralization and revitalization of local community life.”

Fine, but we should be talking about three levels <<<<<<<
. vote into power eco-socialist regimes at the macro level
. preparation of potential bioregional sovereignties (to gradually take over governmental functions as the extant unsustainable nation-states collapse) at the intermediate level
. building the new within the shell of the old at the micro level

--

--

. . . who ain’t?

. . . who ain’t?

What these modern technologies do, in their facility, scope, and scale, is give a sense of enabling So Much. And we get lured into trying to do So Much and interact with So Many and pay attention to So Much and get all distracted and discombobulated and overwhelmed.

Who can resist?

--

--

If they say to you: “Pop-pop, with all your kvetching, please explain what the problem is.”

Just take a piece of paper and a pencil and draw the graph:

“Population, production, consumption, pollution, depletion, congestion, exhaustion.”

“Some big words that you’ll understand more and more as you get older and older.”

--

--

Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).