24 Sep '11, 1pm

Action from principle is essentially revolutionary: Thoreau, @wenstepehenson, from #movingplanet rally today

Here's the beginning of the talk our friend Wen Stephenson gave this morning at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, USA. Walden Pond is important, because the great philosopher Henry David Thoreau made it his home while he wrote the books that helped found what we now think of as the environmental movement: I want to ask all of you, why are you here? I don’t mean why are you alive, here on this planet, at this moment in history – though that’s not a bad question. I mean why are you here, at Walden Pond, standing on this soggy ground, on this day, at this moment? This moment: as the earth’s climate is rapidly warming, due largely to humanity’s burning of fossil fuels, with all that that means for our world, human and wild. Why are you here, at this moment. “Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present…. Unless our philosophy hears the cock crow in every barn-ya...

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