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Workable Answers Will Come

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

One of my presents this year is Tom Turner's book "Justice on Earth" which is a well-written and highly informative look at several litigations in which Earthjustice has been involved. These good guys have helped fight and win some high stakes battles for Earth and indigenous peoples.

Bill McKibben wrote the foreward to the book from which I extracted this quote:

"...a growing number of judges are effectively closing the courthouse doors to the public, as judicial appointments have become ever more politicized. For the moment, though, the men and women of Earthjustice are still holed up in the Alamo, fighting like hell for the rest of us."
Bill's foresight includes the warning (and I paraphrase) that the next Earthjustice book may be quite a bit smaller unless we find a way to change how society resolves conflicts arising from economic growth vs. preserving the health of Earth and its inhabitants. On his own website, Bill states plainly and correctly:
"I make the case that we’re going to have to figure out how to stop focusing our economies on growth, and start thinking about survival."
And this key fact of our downward spiraling collective existence brings me to the nugget-of-a-website called Just Stop. [Please read the letter and pass it along]

Clinton Callahan, founder of Just Stop, also hits the nail on the head when he states that out of the four possible ways of taking action to sustain human life, our leaders perpetuate the "Last Man Standing" method.... otherwise known as "Might Makes Right".

The Last Man Standing method is hell on Earth; and I'm convinced that the vast majority of peoples everywhere want peace, a clean environment, and creative freedom to be productive in whole(istic) and caring ways. That requires us to Just Stop, with the problem being immediate survival.

I quit my pathetic corporate cubicle job in 2006 with no regrets. Clinton encourages us to take a leap of faith when he says:
"New and workable answers will come as I let the questions, themselves, propel me into taking appropriate actions."
It's either leap or get pushed. There's no easy way out of this, but I'll hold your hand if you'll hold mine!

Tell stories, birth beauties!
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Looking for Inspiration ?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Contemplate John-Paul Flintoff (re: home-made)

He appears to be a 21st century Renaissance man.
Learn more at John-Paul's ooooby page (re: food growers)

...and be inspired

Toothy Grin from a Watermellon
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