Politics and its Discontents: Absolutely Spellbinding

It is hardly an insight to state that we have largely wasted and abused the intelligence that evolution has conferred on us. Instead of nurturing and protecting our own species and all the others that abound in our world, our human story seems to be one of ruthless exploitation and degradation, a short-sighted philosophy that ...

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 ...