And was there a reason my daughter could come out to us earlier than my son? Something to do with a specifically masculine form or homophobia. Something to do with how homophobia and toxic masculinity are wound up together. Was this maybe something I communicated inadvertently to my son?
I want to know if you are willing to live, day by day, with the consequence of love and the bitter unwanted passion of your sure defeat.
“The Destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars.” — Parable of the Sower (1993) by Octavia Butler Editor’s Note: This is a shortened version of a longer essay titled “The Most Dangerous Story Ever Told: Ecological Collapse, Progress, and Human Destiny”, which includes a review of Christopher Nolan’s film Interstellar. You canContinue reading “A Critique of Octavia Butler’s “Destiny””
As time goes on, more and more of my daily news feed consists of reports of ecological collapse: fires, hurricanes, floods, droughts. It’s increasingly easy to believe the earth is telling us to leave.
Maybe being a part of religious community means, not necessarily having the same answers, but having the same questions.
This is intended as a creative way to explore the stages by which our civilized identity may be shed during a period of civilizational collapse.
“Our civilization’s collapse will be unique in size, magnified by the destructive force of our fossil fuel-driven industrial society. But it will replicate the familiar patterns of collapse that toppled civilizations of the past.”
Nothing. Seriously. Not a goddamn thing.
For many people, finding out about the inevitable collapse of civilization is like getting diagnosed with a terminal illness.
I’m sorry to say that I have some bad news for you: Civilization is collapsing.