"You invited me to winter alone at Amida France when we were assembled at Sahishnus home for the 2012 order meeting. The primitism was desirable but the isolation seemed unimaginable. In the last year or two I have tended far more towards solitude.…"
"Russia and China seem to be overcoming their disuptes and working together nowdays even militarily. Much of Germany of course was in a full union with Russia until recently.
As the economic war develops new unions will form. American power is on the…"
"My sense is that this situation is realistic and not pessimistic. It does matter because while I so very often am labelled a pessimist that is simply another mechanism of denial. Though it seems that reality is now meeting the most pessimistic view…"
"Acceptance of the accuracy of your words is contingent upon each of us understanding we are all complicit in this outcome. Instead we become held in anger and blaming as we begin to see the reality of the situation. We do little to resist. So much…"
"Remembering back, Trump tied two promises together. He will build a wall and Mexico will pay for it. So this current dispute over his demand the us pays for the wall has no legitimacy,. Not that Trump himself has any issues regarding not having…"
"Thanks Matt for reposting what I wrote. I want to recheck details, check latest developments and find words that help to accept all this.
Occasionally I do write along the lines... what an abomination a billionaire is using such needed resources for…"
"Thanks Matt. I have been noticing the group extinction rebellion and I feel very pleased to see its appearance.
I have read I think two of Monbiot's books and ensure I read his Guardian newspaper articles. A weakness that is commonly shared is more…"
"All I can do David is reach out to people, very much including yourself. I lack depth in history, geography, global potitics and especially psychology and Buddhism. What I bring to the table is a lifelong distrust of elite government, of…"
"I write to the correspondents in this discussion David, Matt and Kaspa. For such a vital discussion I am again rather gobsmacked that there are so few correspondents.
The political situation in Western countries is as you say Kaspa; still rather…"
"I cannot see any way we can avoid global social collapse driven by what is already ecological collapse. While denial is the social currency and likely will remain so until the fires fully overwhelm us the suffering of all beings will also grow…"
"Thanks David for this important and very insightful essay. We all need much help with clarity of vision especially in these fake news times. I did not hope for much in that international capitalism would actually respond with any appropriate…"
"It might well do so. To avoid doing so humans have to either stop expanding their domain (and even diminish it somewhat) or find somewhere other than planet earth to do so - neither of which seem terribly likely in the immediately foreseeable future."
"Thanks David. Apologies for the tone of my reply. This whole side you write of is too much of a raw nerve for me to keep it together well. I went to a rally regarding factory farming last night and was taken aback by the militancy with aggressive…"
"I am one with the thrust of this essay; including the dualist side. But I need to ask you a little more about some statements there. It is easy I agree to rail against the culture; but it is also necessary. Maybe this is contingent on how we view…"