Steven Welzer

We hear quite a bit along the lines of: “I would be loathe to bring children into this world. Life in this society is too hard, there are too many difficulties, frustrations, enervations; too little in the way of support; too much in the way of grief.”

I think that’s fully understandable. The only thing that seems to me like a potential source of hope as the basis for a gratifying human existence is the idea of living within and contributing to a significant turning point:

https://stevenwelzer.medium.com/thoughts-for-my-grandchildren-1-815740464402
https://stevenwelzer.medium.com/thoughts-for-my-grandchildren-2-74166ffebfba
https://stevenwelzer.medium.com/thoughts-for-my-grandchildren-3-8febf12f38d7
https://stevenwelzer.medium.com/thoughts-for-my-grandchildren-4-2cda1c6f3041
https://stevenwelzer.medium.com/thoughts-for-my-grandchildren-5-f4401e906f8d
https://stevenwelzer.medium.com/thoughts-for-my-grandchildren-6-c81f16a28c7c
https://stevenwelzer.medium.com/thoughts-for-my-great-grandchildren-5199ea5d8850
https://stevenwelzer.medium.com/im-a-believer-c186075e674c

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My critique of “progress and development” has to do with our problematic notion of “development.” What we’re doing under the aegis of that concept is paving over the earth and encroaching upon habitat. Bad stuff.

But there can be progress (improvement) in regard to techniques and in regard to consciousness…

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I truly do believe humanity is starting to turn the corner that must be turned. Even though it will take many generations to do so, and will involve much in the way of trials and tribulations, nonetheless I think we’ll be more and more starting to head in a better direction. It’s encouraging to live in these times when the recognition and the activities (“the theory and the praxis”) are being initiated.

This from the UK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEJZWKX9w1A

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Steven Welzer

Steven Welzer

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