The more I read what Aaron wrote, the more I realized that "What did he do?" is the wrong question. The right question is "Who is he?" Who is Aaron? Not who was he 13 years ago? Who is he now? If we are going to try to justify someone being locked in a cage, shouldn't that be the question? Not what did they do in the past? But who are they today?
The police are an increasingly militarized arm of an increasingly fascist state, hired thugs for capitalist oligarchs, the modern-day version of slave catchers, a terrorist organization. When I came to see this, then abolishing the police didn't seem so crazy anymore.
John Halstead proposes an alternative holistic theory of rights, one in which we can ground the rights of nature.
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.