Derrick Jensen Quotes

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writing-is-really-very-easy-tap-a-vein-and-bleed-onto-the-page-everything-else-is-just-technical
if-your-community-is-founded-on-injustice-that-injustice-cannot-be-questioned-derrick-jensen
we-cannot-hope-to-create-sustainable-culture-with-any-but-sustainable-souls-derrick-jensen
i-think-its-important-for-us-to-start-to-build-culture-resistance-because-what-were-doing-isnt-working-clearly-derrick-jensen
in-sum-one-primary-things-i-learned-was-how-to-kill-time-i-learned-also-to-wish-away-my-life-i-learned-to-give-myself-away-derrick-jensen
real-partnership-in-which-all-parties-help-all-others-to-be-more-fully-themselves-derrick-jensen
I am in this same river. I can't much help it. I admit it: I'm racist. The other night I saw a group (or maybe a pack?) or white teenagers standing in a vacant lot, clustered around a 4x4, and I crossed the street to avoid them; had they been black, I probably would have taken another street entirely. And I'm misogynistic. I admit that, too. I'm a shitty cook, and a worse house cleaner, probably in great measure because I've internalized the notion that these are woman's work. Of course, I never admit that's why I don't do them: I always say I just don't much enjoy those activities (which is true enough; and it's true enough also that many women don't enjoy them either), and in any case, I've got better things to do, like write books and teach classes where I feel morally superior to pimps. And naturally I value money over life. Why else would I own a computer with a hard drive put together in Thailand by women dying of job-induced cancer? Why else would I own shirts mad in a sweatshop in Bangladesh, and shoes put together in Mexico? The truth is that, although many of my best friends are people of color (as the cliche goes), and other of my best friends are women, I am part of this river: I benefit from the exploitation of others, and I do not much want to sacrifice this privilege. I am, after all, civilized, and have gained a taste for "comforts and elegancies" which can be gained only through the coercion of slavery. The truth is that like most others who benefit from this deep and broad river, I would probably rather die (and maybe even kill, or better, have someone kill for me) than trade places with the men, women, and children who made my computer, my shirt, my shoes.

Derrick Jensen
a-primary-purpose-police-is-to-enforce-delusions-those-with-lots-green-paper-derrick-jensen
the-only-real-job-teacher-especially-writing-teacher-is-to-help-students-find-themselves-derrick-jensen
like-layers-onion-under-first-lie-is-another-under-that-another-they-all-make-you-cry-derrick-jensen
the-global-industrial-economy-is-engine-for-massive-environmental-degradation-massive-human-nonhuman-impoverishment-derrick-jensen
premise-eight-the-needs-natural-world-are-more-important-than-needs-economic-system-derrick-jensen
if-your-homeland-were-invaded-by-aliens-who-cut-down-forests-poisoned-water-air-contaminated-food-supply-would-you-resist-derrick-jensen
forests-precede-us-deserts-dog-our-heels-derrick-jensen
i-am-only-beautiful-as-character-my-relationships-only-rich-as-i-enrich-those-around-me-only-alive-as-i-enliven-those-i-greet-derrick-jensen
if-we-wish-to-stop-atrocities-we-need-merely-to-step-away-from-isolation-there-is-whole-world-waiting-for-us-ready-to-welcome-us-home-derrick-jensen
as-is-true-for-most-people-i-know-ive-always-loved-learning-as-is-also-true-for-most-people-i-know-i-always-hated-school-why-is-that-derrick-jensen
hope-is-longing-for-future-condition-over-which-you-have-no-agency-it-means-you-are-essentially-powerless-derrick-jensen
when-we-realize-degree-agency-we-actually-do-have-we-no-longer-have-to-hope-at-all-we-simply-do-work-derrick-jensen
from-beginning-this-culture-civilization-has-been-culture-occupation-derrick-jensen
civilization-is-not-can-never-be-sustainable-derrick-jensen
civilization-can-never-be-sustainable-derrick-jensen
it-doesnt-take-rocket-scientist-to-figure-out-that-any-way-living-thats-based-on-use-non-renewable-resources-wont-last
i-think-lot-us-are-increasingly-recognizing-that-dominant-culture-is-killing-planet
maud-gonne-was-excuse-me-maud-gonne-was-central-to-gaelic-literature-revival-she-wrote-plays-she-sang
the-stories-we-are-told-shape-way-we-see-world-which-shapes-way-we-experience-world
if-world-is-presented-as-resources-to-be-exploited-then-more-than-likely-youre-going-to-exploit-world