Politics and its Discontents: The World We Ignore

I suppose it is the curse of consciousness that leads humans to see themselves as distinct from, and superior to, nature. It is a hubris that the natural world is paying a heavy price for, as we insist on placing our wants and needs above those of other forms of life. New research is showing ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Documentary Recommendation: Blackfish

Once again, I am writing a post that, in one sense, has nothing to do with politics but in another sense has everything to do with it and much more. If we consider political systems simply a methodology by which we engage with the our fellow human beings and the larger world, then the film ...

Politics and its Discontents: Why Do They Do It?

For the sheer joy of it, I suspect: To know and respect nature is to know and respect ourselves. All is connected. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: What Purpose Do We Serve?

Although I have written on this topic before, I think it merits a return visit, given the environmental disasters currently engulfing the world. Were it within my power, I would legislate that all people in both elementary and high school, and in the world’s corporate boardrooms, be required to watch nature documentaries on a regular ...