|We received a very intriguing comment from a reader in response to an article we published May 26 called The Great Grief: How to cope with losing our world. The article was written by Per Espen Stoknes, and addresses exactly what the title suggests.
An Axis of Logic reader, Vivienne E. Perkins, added a comment to the article which was very thoughtful and which showed a breadth of knowledge about the concept of losing our world, and how we might set about trying to rectify our foolish mistakes. I contacted Dr Perkins and obtained her permission to post her comments for all to see - and they follow.
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If we don't grieve for the destruction of the natural world we depend upon, what will we grieve for? If we could have some honest grief, perhaps we could escape from our denial in order to act in a positive way. This planet cannot tolerate global, industrialized capitalism. Every single individual must consider how he/she can change his/her life/behavior so as to reduce the terrible stress we are placing on our ecosystem. Some suggestions:
My principle: The evil system now in place stays in place because each one of us is supporting it.
STOP SUPPORTING IT - IN AS MANY WAYS AS POSSIBLE.
Start caring for the earth. Get to know your neighbors; figure out how to inform them and enlist their cooperation.
Give up the notion that changing the party in power will change ANYTHING. The Bill of Rights is dead; the Constitution is now irrelevant. According to the NDAA #1021, any citizen can be picked up and put into indefinite military detention at any time without charge or trial.
Give up your pipe dream that the old America is still here. It's not. The present system has to be changed because our planet can't stand it.
That means we have to change our behavior.
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