Thursday, April 8, 2010

Collapse Does Not Happen Everywhere At Once.

It happens one person at a time. When you can no longer maintain your status quo, it has happened to you.

It happens one neighborhood at a time. When streets are abandoned or bulldozed, it has happened in that neighborhood.

It happens one city/town/state at a time. When a city/town/state can no longer provide services for its citizens, it has happened in that city/town/state.

It happens one country at a time. When the people flatten the capitol gates and overwhelm the powers that be, it has happened in that country.

...We must carry the tragic story of industrial civilization into whatever future we find ourselves in together so that it is never repeated. We must hold the seeds of the afterculture in our deepest being. We must practice AND preach. We must not have our hearts hardened by the spirit of the passing age. We must keep our integrity and stay rooted in love. We must enjoy the beauty and unspoiled richness of the natural world together.