which ‘cide are you on?

Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal, Ecocidal…

Gaiacidal

 

Meanwhile, while we are waiting…

The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose,  because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. In order for somebody to win an important, major fight 100 years hence, a lot of other people have got to be willing – for the sheer fun and joy of it – to go right ahead and fight, knowing you’re going to lose. You mustn’t feel like a martyr. You’ve got to enjoy it.

I.F. Stone

 

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3 Responses to which ‘cide are you on?

  1. Pingback: Saudi Arabia, Women and the Olympics – The Importance of Fighting a Losing Battle | Arwa's Freelance Site

  2. Sam Gunsch says:

    This post reminded of Wendell Berry’s views re attitudes that will sustain while opposing mountaintop removal mining (shared during a sit-in of the Kentucky governor’s office.)

    excerpt: “… because it’s right. And that has to be enough. If we have to have some guarantee that it’s going to be effective, sooner or later, we’ll become discouraged and quit.”

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    http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/sitting-in-with-wendell-berry

    excerpt:
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    Jeff Biggers: What else do you want to say?

    Wendell Berry: I don’t think that people on our side have any right to assume a good outcome. I think that the real, authentic motive for doing what we’re doing is because it’s right. And that has to be enough. If we have to have some guarantee that it’s going to be effective, sooner or later, we’ll become discouraged and quit.

    Jeff Biggers: Do you feel as if there is a tipping point in history, in these types of movement, where people just can’t take it anymore?

    Wendell Berry: I hope so. I suppose that’s part of my belief and motive, that ultimately people would be attracted to the right thing. But it’s been slow to happen here, that’s one thing we have to remember. It takes a long time to make these changes, sometimes, and we have to be prepared to keep it up for a long time.

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