Police Fear Eco-Activists
What is really so shocking anyway about a policeman siding with ‘radical’ environmentalists whose views on climate change are sympathised with by many members of the establishment?
The news is full of what we are assured are ‘shocking’ revelations about a British policeman infiltrating an environmentalist group, which have come to light because the undercover cop has reportedly gone native and offered to give evidence on the activists’ behalf, causing their trial to collapse. Which aspect are we supposed to be most shocked by? The fact that the police are so paranoid they have spent a fortune infiltrating a conservative little group of eco-activists whose idea of radical protest was normally to climb some trees, cranes and chimneys? Or that a group of allegedly ‘hardcore’ eco-activists could be so easily taken in by a cop poseur?
Are we trying to solve too many problem with technological solutions?
- Technology has given humanity the amazing ability to fix almost any problem, conditioning us to search for technological remedies to what might be social problems.
- Alleviating social inequity is a problem that technology must necessarily attempt to solve, but technology alone cannot shape how humans assemble their societies.
- Only by emphasizing the primary place of individual identity, human dignity, and universal values like empathy and emotion, can we hope to solve global issues that, so far, technology has been unable to conquer.
Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents
With his collected letters recently being published, it's time to revisit this extraordinary thinker.
- Though the British philosopher died in 1973, his work continues to make an impact.
- A recently published collection, The Collected Letters Alan Watts, is a deep dive into his personal correspondences.
- Watts was an early proponent for spreading Eastern philosophy to Western culture.
Long hidden under trees, it's utterly massive
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