“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thank You Andrei Burke

He nails it and mentions me too! And I totally own those badges and recommend you get one too.

This is like dark ecology but in far less paragraphs with words you can understand!


Unknown said...

good points.Copernicus died in vain...that is a bit off, they need to read The Sleepwalkers by Arthur Koestler

Nick Guetti said...

Indirectly, Appalachia has been a huge influence on my life. The Herb Book was probably written by someone from there, as were the Foxire books, as was Billy Joe Tatum's wild plants cookbook. When you live in the kind of place Appalachia used to be, you don't need supermarkets, or even very frequent doctor appointments, or very much money. It's not living in Nature: that's like talking about living "in" space; it's living without a certain set of modern accessories that you don't need. Well, except you need them now, because your species has just destroyed the alternative in the name of a more stress-free life that never ended up happening.