Tag Archives: Industrial Civilization

Abandoning the Ship of Fools: Postmodernist and Wildist Responses to Civilization

By Jeriah Bowser Source: The Hampton Institute Once upon a time there was a people who lived with the Sea; living in connection, intimacy, and harmony with their aquatic environment for a very long time. Then one day a dangerous … Continue reading

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Oil and Money – Lessons Learned

This is a concluding post for an excellent 7 part long-form series featured on the Hipcrime Vocab blog. While this serves as an adequate synopsis of what was covered, I highly recommend the series for it’s depth and scope starting … Continue reading

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Rope-a-Dope

By Rodney Swearengin Source: Adbusters During the second round of the 1974 epic boxing match billed as the Rumble in the Jungle, Mohammad Ali leaned extraordinarily far back upon the ropes as George Foreman relentlessly bludgeoned Ali’s body and arms. … Continue reading

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Ex Machina, et al, and the Metaphysics of Computer Consciousness

By Steven Harp Source: Reality Sandwich ( ex machina from the phrase “deus ex machina” meaning “god from the machine”) It seems unquestioned in the world today that science is on the verge of creating consciousness with computers. In a … Continue reading

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Confronting Industrialism

By Derrick Jensen Source: Counterpunch.org Some of the most important questions confronting us are: what should we do about this culture’s industrial wastes, from greenhouse gases to pesticides to ocean microplastics? Can the capitalists clean up the messes they create? … Continue reading

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