Technology is not the problem (please don’t confuse what I’m saying with the simple-minded Luddism of the Unabomber). We are, as Ishmael points out, captives of a civilizational system that more or less compels us to destroy the world in order to live.

Although I certainly have one foot (and all my body) planted inside that prison, the other foot is planted outside. I need help (we ALL need help) in shifting my weight from one foot to the other. It may not be easy to see how this is to be done—but “not easy” isn’t the same as impossible.

ID: 49
Posted: 1997