Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization » Alienation & Mental Health

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

Beautiful Justice: This Culture Killed Amanda Todd

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin “Hello! I’ve decided to tell you about my never ending story.” These were the words written on the first two flashcards that 15-year old Amanda Todd shows viewers in the silent video she created about two months before she recently committed suicide to escape social torture. Anti-bullying … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: This Culture Killed Amanda Todd

Beautiful Justice: Beyond Fairy Tales

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin Children learn early on to trust their parents. Adults are, without a moment’s hesitation, relied upon to take care of problems and make everything okay. When problems do arise, children may not even be aware of the unease, shielded as they are by the eternal wisdom of … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: Beyond Fairy Tales

Alex Rose: Love is a Verb

By Alex Rose / Deep Green Resistance Cascadia We won’t fight for what we don’t know. We won’t die for what we don’t love. Members of normal communities, living communities, love their community. They love their neighbors. They love their sisters and brothers. They are willing to fight for their community. They are willing to … Continue reading Alex Rose: Love is a Verb

Power and Pathology

The social and emotional costs of grappling with the issues of industrial collapse have been extensively documented by Kathy McMahon, a psychologist who focuses on issues of energy and collapse. She has characterized a typical set of reactions that people experience upon awakening to the cultural/ecological reality: shock, disbelief, insomnia, lack of focus, nostalgia of … Continue reading Power and Pathology

Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Over the first dozen years of this century, Americans have experienced a particular thirst for the apocalypse. Whether the apocalypse is waged in ecological, political, religious, or economic terms, Matthew Gross and Mel Gilles suggest that “one single thought unites all Americans in these fiercely partisan … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

Chris Hedges: Welcome to the Asylum

By Chris Hedges / TruthDig When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let one useless war after another be waged. Let the masses … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Welcome to the Asylum

New study links rise in autism to consumption of high fructose corn syrup

By Katie Rojas-Jahn / Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy The epidemic of autism in children in the U.S. may be linked to the typical American diet according to a new study published online in Clinical Epigenetics by Renee Dufault, et. al. The study explores how mineral deficiencies—affected by dietary factors like high fructose corn … Continue reading New study links rise in autism to consumption of high fructose corn syrup