The real danger to Paganism is not so much that our religion will be outlawed, but that there will be no reason to outlaw it.
From John Halstead: Extortionist behavior is not aberrant--it's a feature of a capitalist system.
It’s a problem when we think we have no power in dealing with corporations. That’s what the words “standard in the industry” and “boilerplate” are meant to do. They’re meant to make us feel powerless. But we do have power. We have power when we are informed. We have power when we use our voices, and when we use our feet. We have power when we act together.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is both a physical manifestation of colonization, as well as a spiritual symbol of the colonization of our minds and hearts by capitalism and white supremacy.
My worldview does not accommodate supernatural beings that exist separately and independently of human beings. In that sense I am an atheist. And yet, my world is full of gods...
John Halstead discusses Distributism as a rejection of both capitalism and socialism.
From John Halstead: "The myth of non-political Pagan spaces acts as a blindfold for many of us in the Pagan community -- especially those of us who are privileged."
From John Halstead: "We need the courage and creative resources to imagine things can be different, and Paganism can help us imagine new possibilities … and then create them."
While the Pope comes to many right conclusions about anthropogenic climate change and the limits of capitalism, his environmental encyclical is nevertheless plagued by a lingering anthropocentrism which he never manages to root out.