Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Things For You To Read

Michael Pollan writes about the reasons to try to do something about climate change, on an individual level. It's called "Why Bother?"

Darfur is deteriorating if that is even possible. Following the events there has been a good refresher course on power and on greed and other very unsavory characteristics, but that we are even trying to do something about all the killing also reminds me that this helping aspect is part of us humans, too. We just have to work on it much harder and we have to start pointing out the power-hungriness and greed as deplorable and ridiculous things.

I first wrote on Darfur in 2004.

If all this is too depressing for you how about reading me going on about the new capitalists at the Nation magazine? I especially recommend the comments there. Heh.