We were like
two bookshelves
that never touched
because there was
too much history
between us.

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It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment

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As John Zerzan so poignantly observes, the clock makes “time scarce and life short”: hence the compulsive obsession with speed, efficiency, and the convenience in modern technological society. Why else would we seek to get there faster, do it faster, have it faster, except for the belief that our days are numbered? The anxiety of modern society comes in large part from the feeling that there is not enough time. Daniel Greenberg explains, “You’ve always got to be doing something useful. You have to account for every minute of the day in a productive way. If, when you go to sleep at night, you can’t really say that you have used every minute of your time productively, then a piece of your life has flitted by, never to return again. You’ve squandered it.” After all, any moment could be used to exercise more control over the world, to enhance survival and comfort. Maybe, after we have maximized the possibility of all these things, then we can afford some leisure, play, recreation. Afford? That is a finacial metaphor, is it not? Time is money.

Charles Eisenstein, The Ascent of Humanity

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Military police detain a man during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20, 2013.

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Military police detain a man during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20, 2013.

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A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as anti riot police officers charge after clashes erupted during a protest against corruption and price hikes, on June 20, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro.

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A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as anti riot police officers charge after clashes erupted during a protest against corruption and price hikes, on June 20, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro.