Dialogue is an opportunity to proceed as climbers do. We are tied together and are able to alternately anchor each other as we move into precarious territory. We can rely on each other to warn us of dangers beyond our own views. Within dialogue we can go where it is impossible to go any otherContinue reading “Conclusions”
Tag Archives: Negative Capability
So many of our self-inflicted disasters and catastrophes are the result of misplaced hygiene. A series of instances, and whole segments of our habitual hygienic responses, are wrong. Our inability, unwillingness more like, to see this and adjust is perhaps the final layer of catastrophe, the route to the true Enormity of what we areContinue reading “Misplaced Hygienes”
This post began as a response to Warren Draper’s comment on Do we need leaders? Warren brought up B. Traven‘s Death Ship and Robert Shea‘s essay, Empire of the Rising Scum before relating some quotes and insights from Wilhelm Reich. The following began as a response. It moves on to what I think is betterContinue reading “Why?”
Do We Need Leaders?
Do we need leaders when our most pressing task is to collapse with as much, or as little, grace as we can muster? Do we need to maintain the fiction that leaders are necessary? Movements require leaders to galvanize the masses and run herd on them. Movements are mechanisms to chain us to ideologies, notContinue reading “Do We Need Leaders?”