Saturday, January 19, 2008
WHAT? ME? WORRY?
Satish Kumar, world walker and thoughtful poet of sustainability, 67 years old going on forever, says we must think now about SOIL, SOUL and SOCIETY as a new kind of philosophy: "soil for the environment, soul for the spiriual dimension of our lives, and society for the social justice that is essential." [See recent Guardian article by John Vidal at Google]
Question: If worst comes to worst, and humankind in the future needs to find refuge in polar cities, who will run them, who will administer them, who will govern them, who will protect them (from marauders) and how will social justice be administered if only the rich and powerful are admitted as residents, while the unrich and unconnected and powerless are kept out? In other words, what kind of world are we headed into? Is this just science fiction? Or could it really happen?
Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 12:07 AM