For The Love Of Wisdom – Rebecca Solnit – Climate Change

b090c rebecca solnit

Rebecca Solnit (June 24, 1961 -) People are dying. Aquatic animals are baking in their shells. Fruit is being cooked on the tree. It’s time to act… Human beings crave clarity, immediacy, landmark events. We seek turning points, because our minds are good at recognizing the specific – this time, this place, this sudden event, …

For The Love Of Wisdom -Rebecca Solnit – The Pandemic

b7925 rebecca solnit

Rebecca Solnit (June 24, 1961 -) The pandemic is a spotlight that illuminates underlying problems – economic inequality, racism, patriarchy. Taking care of each other begins with understanding the differences. And when the virus has slowed or stopped, all these problems will still need to be addressed. They are the chronic illnesses that weaken us …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Rebecca Solnit – Democracy And Authoritarianism

0cda8 rebecca solnit

Rebecca Solnit (June 24, 1961 -) Democracy is a set of agreements to make decisions together and respect the outcome whether you like them or not. The kind of violence we saw on Capitol Hill (Jan 06, 2021) is authoritarian, a way to try to force other people to submit to the will of the …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Rebecca Solnit – The Man In The White House

0cda8 rebecca solnit

Rebecca Solnit (June 24, 1961 -) The man in the white house sits, naked and obscene, a pustule of ego, in the harsh light, a man whose grasp exceeded his understanding, because his understanding was dulled by indulgence. He must know somewhere below the surface he skates on that he has destroyed his image, and …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Rebecca Solnit – Representation

b090c rebecca solnit

Rebecca Solnit (June 24, 1961 -) What is onstage is a tragedy, the tragedy of the inequitable distribution of power and of the too-common silence of those who settle for being audience while paying the price of the drama. Traditionally, the audience is supposed to choose the actors, and the actors are quite literally supposed …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Rebecca Solnit – Lies And Language

b090c rebecca solnit

Rebecca Solnit (June 24, 1961 -) There are so many ways to tell a lie. You can lie by ignoring whole regions of impact, omitting crucial information, or unhitching cause and effect; by falsifying information by distortion and disproportion, or by using names that are euphemisms for violence or slander for legitimate activities, so that …