"This is How a Civilization Collapses" by Umair Haque

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What does a “civilizational collapse” look like? It looks like this. Here and now. It’s staring you right in the face. …

The last few months. Weeks. Days. That’s civilizational collapse. At least the beginnings of it. …

Because this bizarre, surreal affair called civilizational collapse is the story behind every headline, the truth inside every half-spun narrative, the great theme of all the endless dystopian news. …

What does civilizational collapse mean, in a deeper way? It means three kinds of intertwined collapses. Economic, ecological, and social. And those, my friends, are already upon us. …

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Published by John Halstead

John Halstead is the author of Another End of the World is Possible, in which he explores what it would really mean for our relationship with the natural world if we were to admit that we are doomed. John is a native of the southern Laurentian bioregion and lives in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago. He is a co-founder of 350 Indiana-Calumet, which (until recently) worked to organize resistance to the fossil fuel industry in the Region. John was the principal facilitator of “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment.” He strives to live up to the challenge posed by the Statement through his writing and activism. John has written for numerous online platforms, including Patheos, Huffington Post, PrayWithYourFeet.org, and Gods & Radicals. He is Editor-at-Large of HumanisticPaganism.com. John also edited the anthology, Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans and authored Neo-Paganism: Historical Inspiration & Contemporary Creativity. He is also a Shaper of the Earthseed community, more about which can be found at GodisChange.org.

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