Sophia Burns questions the ethics and efficacy of revolutionary front groups.
A visceral journey through what's important in today's world...
Both fantasy and SF present alternative visions of the world; but some of these visions are helpful, and others are not. Some are dystopian, some are utopian. Some are hierarchical, some are egalitarian. Some have individual heroes, others have resistance movements.
From Sabina Magliocco: "resistance does not just consist of Molotov cocktails, guerilla warfare, and sabotage against the oppressor."
From Margaret Killjoy: "I do have faith. I believe in anarchism—I believe that freedom is a relationship between people..."
In times of grief, nature plays a wildly healing role. It can also be a teacher and an initiator. Through building relationships with Place, we can move beyond the capitalist valuing of the land and re-enchant the world.
"The people of Oaxaca need our direct solidarity - .... But they also need us to reimagine the world we live in and our relationship to it." By Sean Donahue.
Sophia Burns calls for a revolutionary virtue ethics.