movement culture is very intriguing to me because it has a different approach to a lot of contexts and words i think about a lot. Like responsibility to yourself and others, like flexibility in body and mind, like movement along fields, terrains and times, etc.

Who argues for elections and voting as the „Means of choice“ for change has nothing, neither a concept of change, nor the means to provide the change.

Okay, this day will not be a day of rest as hoped for. But that's what you deal with when caring.

In the kingdom of Uster, there are no police. If things get really bad, the military shows up. Otherwise, the Counselors take care of stuff. A mix of therapist, mediator, and referee, the Counselor takes care of the mental and emotional health of their community, whether that's a single city block, the neighborhood, a village, or the entire kingdom. Crown Counselors have a writ of trust from the crown, and serve as a nonviolent federal Marshal who actually cares about you as a person. #patreon

"System thinking is reductionism" Wes Jackson of "the land institute".
Why? Because it does not handles well interactions and "emergencies"

When we started agri-culture, we started to be a species out of nature's context.

"Comic Con Africa breaks Western stereotypes. Superheroes took on an African flavour at the second showing of the expo in South Africa, a long weekend of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, gaming and incredible costumes."

There's some amazing photos in this article. Check it out for the feels <3

food and diet 

'The world’s 50 biggest oil companies are poised to flood markets with an additional 7m barrels per day over the next decade, despite warnings from scientists that this will push global heating towards catastrophic levels.'

I'm sorry, but there's nothing to do anymore but laugh about this shit. It's just the biggest fucking joke — on us.

And media, still using the problem's-in-the-future sense... 'additional 7m barrels/day for a decade' is only 'pushing toward'? lol


That is, indeed, quite astonishing ;-)

He sits on the verge of very different movements. For one, the Beat poets (Allen Ginsburg, Jack Keruoac), second he countercultural eastern looking poetry (Allan Watts), third (influenced by the second) the rewildering and geopoetics (a genre in the line of, e.g., Walt Whitman). In this he is very influential as he looks for a language to let nature speak, in a way that it is not again the human voice (and bias) speaking. One could even place him in the vicinity of the feminist literature of the 1970s and 1980s (Susan Griffin) inasmuch as the feminist literature makes the case that the oppression of nature as of women is the result of the same "attitude".

(Which can be even more expanded to the point that the oppression of man by man is a special case of the oppression of nature by man (Helmut Salzinger); so that, by this (third) "Copernican revolution", man disappears completely from his traditional view of his own centrality, not just in the "supra-lunar" ;-) cosmos but in the "sub-lunar" ;-) earthly nature as well. It could be argued that this "Copernican revolution on earth" (!) may have been triggered by the first images of the earth rising)

This piece on Gary Snyder has some good bio-bibliographical information:

@syndikalista @andrej @douginamug @dark_earth @wion @benni

In case your thoughts circle around Snyders saying "Find your place on the planet. dig in and take responsibility from there", this appeared in "Four Changes", as part of his book "Turtle Island" (New York: New Directions Publishing, 1974), p. 101. There is a German Translation ("Vier Wandlungen") by Ronald Steckel (renown author in his own right): Gary Snyder, Schildkröteninsel (Berling: Frank Schickler Verlag, 1980), p. 115. But this quote is incorrect. The whole quote is more or less like this: "To serve means, for most of us, to find our place on the planet, dig in and take responsibility from there" (reverse translation from German into English, as I don't have the original with me). There is a blog post on "Turtle Island" that looks informative

Then there is a review of Gary Snyder's "A Place in Space" (Counterpoint, 1996) that looks promising "29 essays exploring the importance of place to our sense of ourselves and the world. Written over the past 40 years [...]".

Then there is a book that looks interesting:

Timothy Gray, "Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim: Creating Countercultural Community" (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2006) This book too seems t point in that direction, but I just stumbled upon it and can't say anything about it.

Perhaps so far now.... Let me know how your quest turned out ;-)


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