The European Far Right’s Environmental Turn | Dissent Magazine

This is a really important piece by Kate Aronoff about the political situation in Europe from the point of view of the left in the U.S., whose political push for policies to address environmental and economic justice (i.e. the so-called Green New Deal) continues to face resistance within the Democratic party.  The punchline, paraphrasing this month’s Dissent Magazine subtitle:  “The Neo-liberal center cannot hold!”

Particularly disturbing are the French Neo-Fascists’ fingering “borders” as a way forward on climate?  WTF?  Identity politics and individual consumer choices are not a solution to climate crisis.  This problem demands systemic change and the dismantling of the nationally sanctioned corporate hegemony, which is the source of the vast vast majority of pollution in the world.

Source: The European Far Right’s Environmental Turn | Dissent Magazine

Found these next quotes in a Free Will Astrology weekly horoscope mailing:

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE SOIL

Poet Gary Snyder wrote:
“I pledge allegiance to the soil
one ecosystem
in diversity
under the sun
with joyful interpenetration for all.”

Environmentalist Edward Abbey said, “My loyalties will not be bound by
national borders . . . or limited in the spiritual dimension by one language
or culture. I pledge my allegiance to the damned human race, and my
everlasting love to the green hills of Earth, and my intimations of glory to
the singing stars, to the very end of space and time.”

In *Moby Dick*, Herman Melville suggested that ideally a person should
be a “patriot to heaven.”

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