Categories Archives: Alienation & Mental Health

Feel of Poppies

Words by A. Person; Music, edits and talking by Jordan B. The way you felt about Game of Thrones, when that whole family was slaughtered – oh, no! – that’s how I feel most days. That’s how anyone feels when they turn away from the screen with such regularity (and long enough) to witness the … Continue reading Feel of Poppies

Vincent Kelley: Civilization and the Deniability of Impermanence

By Vincent Kelley / Deep Green Resistance Great Plains & Eugene Civilization’s continuance requires widespread denial among the populace of civilized nations. The denial of the inherent unsustainability and violence of civilization is, for example, pivotal in the conventional understanding of civilized existence as the most “advanced” or “highest” form of societal organization. While denial … Continue reading Vincent Kelley: Civilization and the Deniability of Impermanence

Beautiful Justice: The Abuse of Laughter

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin People laugh at anything and everything these days, and they expect you to laugh along. In this age of utter cynicism, little is sacred, little is off-limits from humor, little is safe from the cultural tide of callous abuse. What’s worse: you laugh along. You may not … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: The Abuse of Laughter

Kate Kiefer: Waking up to Peak Grief

By Kate Kiefer On a sunny spring day in the place now known as Death Valley, on land stolen from the Timbisha Shoshone, I sat on an irrigated green lawn and sobbed.  My tears would not stop, my weeping would not quiet – despite the silent demands of vacationing golfers in khaki shorts who stared … Continue reading Kate Kiefer: Waking up to Peak Grief

Thoughts on "Pandora's Seed"

The following is from Bud Nye, A Deep Green Resistance supporter in Washington State: _____________ After reading Pandora’s Seed, Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to Our Survival (2007), by Spencer Wells, here are some of my thoughts: Early in the book I sensed a technotopian slant. Sure enough, as I read more it became … Continue reading Thoughts on "Pandora's Seed"

Joshua Headley: Morality & (Un)sustainability

By Joshua Headley / Deep Green Resistance New York As a socially conscious person situated within the heart of global industrial civilization, I often experience, directly and indirectly, injustices on a daily basis. A week ago, the NYPD (via two plainclothes officers) murdered a 16-year-old boy, Kimani Gray, firing 11 shots – hitting him 7 … Continue reading Joshua Headley: Morality & (Un)sustainability

Kourtney Mitchell: The Dystopian Culture

By Kourtney Mitchell / Deep Green Resistance A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of a utopia. Such societies appear in many works of fiction, particularly in stories set in a speculative future. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian … Continue reading Kourtney Mitchell: The Dystopian Culture

Beautiful Justice: We Will Not Adapt, We Will Not Die

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin “There is a problem. It’s a big problem. It’s not just the kids in the inner city. It’s the average middle-class family dealing with this and suffering huge losses.” The problem is heroin. The voice quoted here belongs to a local parent who just lost two sons … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: We Will Not Adapt, We Will Not Die

Mental Health & Civilization: A Compilation

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin The dominant culture, industrial civilization, is insane. Literally. It is in direct opposition to life. We can see this by looking from any angle: an economic system based on the infinite consumption of living beings; the spiritual sickness that allows clear-cuts, rape, conquest, and oceanic dead-zones; social … Continue reading Mental Health & Civilization: A Compilation