Imagine Life Differently -- A DK diary
- While I send out much (both of others and myself), I don't often 'beg'
-- this one is emotionally (not just intellectually) close to me.
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Imagine Life Differently -- and a New Year's Resolution
by A Siegel [Subscribe] [Edit Diary]
Mon Jan 01, 2007 at 01:37:26 AM PST
My favorite quote of the moment comes from the 2006 paperback edition
of Bill McKibben's The End of Nature
The eldest President Bush was facing a reelection battle against Bill
Clinton, and so advisers persuaded him to attend the world
environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, possibly the most optiistic
moment in recent history. Before he went, however, he told a press
conference that "the American way of life is not up for negotiation."
If that's true, if we can't imagine living any differently, then all
else is mere commentary.
One thing that unites Kossacks, IMO, is that we imagine a different
life, a different world, a better one, a better path forward ... and we
all, in our own ways, fight to achieve those visions (whether shared or
I am imagining life differently. One path terrifies me. am terrified
at the world that we are creating at a head-long pace. Global Warming
... I am terrified at economic prospects in coming years ... Peak Oil.
And, I imagine life differently and it energizes me to fight to
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