One new member of our Green Acres Village, besides being a wonderful musician, is also a collage artist. And what young Logan sees, is not pretty. Here’s the collage he titled “HISTORY.”
Given the carnage that the American Empire has delivered to the world over the past century, given that most of us here in privileged America ignore what “our” Empire has been up to as we keep grabbing, consuming and throwing away, can there be any doubt that this murderous horror has also affected our own collective psyche?
I received an email from fellow blogger Laura Bruno last night which, along with her post yesterday,
confirms my sense that the she and I are on the same track, in recognizing the great danger that currently confronts our society.
Hi Ann,I’m not sure if you’ve seen this woman’s youtube channel, but perhaps it might possibly get through to some of the self-professed progressives who bizarrely are willing to go to civil war because Hillary didn’t win. Ummmm?!I haven’t watched all of her videos, but the one on Hillary’s vote fraud, and the one on the so-called Muslim Ban are both particularly good. 🙂I don’t like when I start having nightmares, but I guess it’s good for the heads up to shift the energies big time, hence today’s post … and it seems you’re beating the same drum, as is Tania. If enough of us beat to our hearts, will the world synch up?Peace!
Civil discourse has deteriorated to such an extent, the hidden polarizing shadow of hydra-headed hatred and resentment has erupted with such malevolence, that the threads that hold society together are in great danger of complete disintegration. In view of the current acceleration of our post-industrial long emergency, I turn to a concept paper from the Post Carbon Institute, where Richard Heinberg, author of The Party’s Over, has been considering the difficulties of post-peak-oil civilization for decades. BTW: remember that all our wars are essentially, fought over who gets to control the oil.
P.S. Remember the post about the wildly hilarious photoshopped creativity exhibited when George W. Bush had trouble getting his rain poncho on at the inauguration? Well, here’s young Logan’s decidedly darker take on that same event. My point is this: we need to be building resilient systems, both inside our own psyches and in community, and in order to do so, we need to also be consciously and compassionately aware of all the gunk and rot and ugliness and depravity that has been raking across the scarred surface of our poor sorry planet for only goddess knows how long.