05 Feb '12, 6pm

Tweeting this again because it's so important to remember - personal lifestyle change is not enough:

Tweeting this again because it's so important to remember - personal lifestyle change is not enough:

Why personal change does not equal political change by Derrick Jensen Published in the July/August 2009 issue of Orion magazine WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”? Part of the problem is that we’ve been victims of a campaign of systematic misdirection. Consumer culture and the capitalist mindset have taught us to substitute acts of personal consumption (or enlightenment) for organized political resistance. An Inconvenient Truth he...

Full article: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/4801

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tankinlian.blogspot.com 13 Feb '12, 11pm

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