Posts Tagged ‘Collapse’

Welcome To The New Normal: Poor, Not Special, But Here And Not There

Friday, November 30th, 2012

(Admin note: Carolyn Baker is one of the best at writing about the internal aspects of collapse and transitioning.

Posted by drumbaker on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 in CollapseNet Free Blogs

…it is possible a great presence is moving near me. I have faith in nights.
Rainer Maria Rilke~

In her November 25 article, “Becoming One Of ‘Them’,” Sharon Astyk offers powerful vignettes from shelters where middle class Hurricane Sandy victims have been attempting to cope not only with their losses but being forced to live alongside the homeless, encountering marginalized immigrants and the physically and mentally ill. Exuding terminal entitlement, these individuals have projected an air of superiority and horror regarding their surroundings and their shelter mates—the usual aura of “This is America, and I shouldn’t have to live this way.”

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

“We must face the extinction level problems we’re facing with everything we’ve got. Anything else is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” – Gary Stamper

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