“There’s the ‘the earth is going to fall apart’ narrative. The dialectic of apocalypse and desolation versus utopia, but I think we can take a leap into abundance, with BioDiversity, and loving each other…”
We’re excited to be working with Marc Herbst at the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest on a dual imprint, the first edition of which will, hopefully, be released early in the New Year. One of the folks we’re talking with about releasing work is the incredibly smart and adept Benjamin Heim Shepard. Here’s a clip of Benjamin and Rev. Billy taking a breather from days of actions during COP21. More power to them. What ways can we bring this clear headed and “abundant” thinking into the 9th Ward, right at the neighborhood level?
Message from Rev & Ben Shepherd in ParisIn Paris, we feel the sea-change that is taking place within the souls of the activists. It is dawning on us that a revolution must take place. For the centuries that the CO2 has been rising, a middle class has been building in the imperial industrial countries. We consumers have been taught to look the other way when it comes to the violence of our businesses that our nation states press on people around the world. Now finally with climate change we can no longer do this. The other end of this colonialism, sweatshop economies and military occupation is coming back to haunt us. Why would our governments believe that we would offer serious opposition? We never have, but we will now. —–Below a conversation with old friend Ben Shepherd at the Zone Action Climate meet.
Posted by Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on Friday, December 11, 2015