I recently read a very moving and persuasive article on Truth-Out.org, one of my progessive blog reading indulgences. It was so powerfully written that I can’t help sharing some of my favorite quotes and some of the questions it flooded into my mind. The Future Must Be Green, Red, Black and Female just had one of those titles that grabbed my attention and demanded to be read.
Robert Jensen is an outspoken activist and constantly inspires on how to make things happen in the future.
Our task today is not to scurry around trying to hold onto the world as we know it, but to focus on how we can hold onto our humanity as we enter a distinctly different era of the human presence on the planet, an era that will challenge our resolve and reserves.
This point of view seems to be an essential part of the thought process of all of my friends and peers, we assume that we are creating the world we will live in. But the challenging portion is that we don’t necessarily imagine that the world we will live in is nothing like the world of our parents, even less then how their world was like that of their parents. There has been a fundamental shift in the power balance of the world; our population and consumerism have done nothing but grow for centuries, but can they continue to do that?