Sunday, January 27, 2013

#27 / The Progress Myth

An article by Chris Hedges, attached to this picture, makes this statement:

The technical and scientific forces that created a life of unparalleled luxury—as well as unrivaled military and economic power—for the industrial elites are the forces that now doom us.
Just for the record, I don't agree with "doom."

Human beings have put into motion processes of incredible power that are leading to the destruction of the civilization that we have constructed within the World of Nature, a world that is being threatened by our human actions and activities. 

The article is bleak. "Progress" is not good. Progress is "bad." The pursuit of what we have been calling "progress" is destroying us.

All agreed. But "doom" is defeatist. 

Change is a possibility. 

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