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1: The Problem of Civilization by Derrick Jensen
Incredibly Insightful Book!
Derrick Jensen is a rare and original voice of sanity in a chaotic world. He has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived.-Howard Zinn The companion piece to Derrick Jensens immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe, Endgame stands to become Jensens most influential book. Building on a series of simple but increasingly provocative premises, Jensen leaves us hoping for what may be inevitable: a return to agrarian communal life via the disintegration of civilization itself.
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* Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping Prices Personal Review: Endgame. gather berries and nuts and live an idle life back in Paradise. cities grew into empires and the push of progress gathered supporters as the powerful indoctrinated slaves. we're killing the planet. brute force and the militarized police (see the Republication National Convention of 2008 in St.) This downward spiral is all Satan's fault. exploitation rooted in violence to take the lands and resources of others and claim it as our own divine right. if you want to get technical.e.sweatshops!) which the powerful still does today. No more the lush Paradise alive with foliage. Jensen claims that this realization that we're naked and that we should put some clothes on isn't our natural state and that we should be free to run naked in the wild forest. to a lesser degree. Vol. Things change. Humans adapt and migrate. Minnesota.* Condition: NEW * Notes: Brand New from Publisher. Well. We also have guns. We have God on our side. Mr. after all. Jensen pulls the curtain back to reveal these rationales are only what the powerful want you to think so they can continue to gain riches and power for themselves.. No Remainder Mark. Feudalism is alive and well today as it ever was in 15th century Russia. greed. The Garden of Eden is now the Sahara Desert. Even if Eve didn't take a bite out of the proverbial apple. we'd now be sitting in the middle of the worst drought Ethiopia has seen in decades. Permanent settlements were erected. Paul. Just ask any Ethiopian or google Ethiopian drought 2009. what does he expect? This isn't the Garden of Eden. 1: The Problem of Civilization by Derrick Jensen Human beings have been kicked out of the Garden of Eden (i. agriculture. or solely Eve's fault. oppressed women and exploited the labor of children (hello-.. Which sounds great. Human beings figured out life is easier if you can stay in one place instead of always being on the move. Mr. Open your eyes. Human beings figured out how to grow food instead of always roaming around hunting and gathering. . We're not allowed to alter anything because it typically leads to nasty side effects (think Union Carbide). Which has evolved into Superpowers. Ethiopia) and Derrick Jensen is pissed about it. which would be great to hear if it were that simple. But if human beings build a dam with the ingenuity of mixing concrete. This is what you may be tempted to think as you read this book. if it weren't for that pesky snake also known as Satan who tempted humanity to fall and started the downward spiral also known as Civilization and. Mr. It's still there as the CEOs of Target and Best Buy globe trot around in Hummers and the wage slaves are trapped in grey cubicles until death. its natural. Jensen says when a beaver builds a dam.
may be outcast and may be socially isolated from the boobs at the bar who are cheering on professional sports. read this book. bread and circuses only lets the powerful continue to cut down trees. move to the country. the work/shop cycle and brainwashing that industrial civilization is the best possible way to live even though the average person can't really participate in their own culture and is isolated from his/her neighbors in planned housing tracts also known as suburbia. Mr. things for me don't improve. plant a wild meadow in their front yard on the cul-de-sac and realize that the point of life is not a trip to the Gap. Mr. Mr. Mr.this is the best of arts and culture! Just tune into Survivor on CBS! Whoa! High art abounds in this living arrangement. I picked up this book because I wanted .First. It's crying out badly to be edited and for superfluous phrases to be cut out. We've got a real problem on our hands and Mr. Jensen doesn't really give us a happy alternative to bringing down civilization and doesn't seem to realize that doing so would cause a massive die-off through the most violent means possible i. going along with the status quo doesn't serve me at all! And Mr Jensen knows why. Mr.e. Mr. Back to Ethiopia. The author says going along with the status quo. my income doesn't increase year after year and my rights as a worker are slowly eroded. Endgame is problematic. thinking that all there is in life is shopping. But hey-. Jensen tells the truth to an audience numbed by decades of television. hunger and starvation. the top one percent grow richer as health care costs are shifted more onto me. watching teevee. Industrial agriculture is solely responsible for the population boom of the last fifty years. When aligning with the status quo. Pfft. Jensen doesn't seem to offer any practical advice on how to deal with this. the population couldn't be sustained. cause global warming and pollute the air and water. And if you don't live on the West coast? You may be met with skepticism. the more will agree and stop valuing consumerism. Going back to my great-grandparents method of farming where 25 bushels of corn were produced per one acre would not satiate the market demands created by the 200 bushels of corn that same acre now produces via industrial farming practices today. The thing is. Jensen has an advantage on living in the liberal West coast which makes it easy for him to preach to the choir during one of many alluded to talks. It's the best thing you could ever do. kill animals. Jensen preaches to the choir for over 700 pages. And I believe that the more people peek behind the curtain. Jensen opens your eyes to the reasons that people like me (seemingly privileged in a modern Democracy) have many inklings that something isn't right. Without it. Jensen says we cannot go along just because that's the easy thing to do. just that the project of civilization as a whole must come down. If you're a member of this choir. Rather.
Mr. Read this book! Buy it and give it away as presents for Christmas. Jernsen's perspective is not blinded because he was subjected to violence as a child. Do not be fooled. one last point. Mr.to read a contemporary voice tell the truth. 1: The Problem of Civilization by Derrick Jensen 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price! . Jensen holds these views is because he was messed up as a child. If you can come to the book with that understanding. But do not be fooled. Jensen does. Be forewarned this is only the definition of the powerful and no one else. And Mr. allowing the reader to distance themselves from Mr. Jensen's experience and tell themselves that the only reason Mr. Jensen is a survivor of abuse and it is really difficult to read his memories of that abuse. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Endgame. He sees through current power structures clearly. You can count on it. It's was meant to detract from the content of the book. Jensen's writing appears so shabby in published form. it was not an accident that Mr. Jensen's message. Which is the powerful's definition of mentally ill. It also leads to perhaps detract from his message. the book will open your eyes as it did mine. Vol. does he ever! The editing is horrible but I feel that the publishers allowed that to happen so it would detract from Mr. Also. Oh.
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