I love Cory Doctorow, he is very insightful, and manages to cram an awful lot of information into each sentence. Watch this twice.
The argument of this video is basically that charity is a symptom of a problem with capitalism. I have been thinking a lot about the problems with capitalism, and how we can fix them. This video doesn’t give an answer, but it does help me identify the problem better.
Watch it a couple times, pause it and think…great video.
“I thought, on the train, how utterly we have forsaken the Earth, in the sense of excluding it from our thoughts. There are but few who consider its physical hugeness, its rough enormity. It is still a disparate monstrosity, full of solitudes & barrens & wilds. It still dwarfs & terrifies & crushes. The rivers still roar, the mountains still crash, the winds still shatter. Man is an affair of cities. His gardens & orchards & fields are mere scrapings. Somehow, however, he has managed to shut out the face of the giant from his windows. But the giant is there, nevertheless.”
Long time author and contributor to The Sietch Keith, has landed himself in a very nice video. Check it out.
From the video description:
Peak Moment 175: What kind of life do you want, and what are you willing to do to get it? Author Keith Farnish sees industrial civilization as the most destructive way of living yet devised by humans. And it’s over: environmental degradation and depletion tell us it can’t continue. The system has myriad ways to make us believe we can’t live without it. But Keith believes we can – there are countless ways to move forward into contented, happy, and full lives. We can “disengage” and reconnect with the natural world, ourselves, and others. (www.unsuitablog.com, www.theearthblog.org)older posts »