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I love this blog. Thanks so much for what you and Nicole are doing. I’ll make a donation to support my readership and/or your Greek food pantry if you will please refrain from posting patriarchal, misogynist, pedophiliac art work with the posts. I’m trying to educate my high school daughters and my wife about the important financial information posted here, and it’s problematic to show the articles while they have to look at an under-age girl’s panties or some old lady peeping through a window at a model’s (prostitute’s?) naked butt.
The feminist critique of the male gaze in western fine art and culture could be discussed here with as much rigor as your financial analyses, and I’m happy to go there, but it’s also a simple request that might just be honored among respectful permaculture colleagues?
I have an Art History degree from The College of William and Mary and I love the landscapes and portraits and abstractions, thanks!
My friend, John, above, mentions gardening. In your post here, Raul, you mention “overthrowing the way we do food.” So, what would a global strategy for localizing and permaculturizing food production look like? Woody Tasch at Slow Money has put years into innovating financial vehicles to get investors an ability to support local food production, which is no small challenge. Though I am a participant in the local, organic, farmers-market movement, I’ve yet to see organizing at a systemic level that outlines a scaled approach to how this transition would occur — and I think it would be politically and economically and spiritually compelling to a majority of people if it were put forward.
Over the past few months I’ve appreciated what I find here in terms of links and essays. I’d like to suggest that while Kunstler may be a heroic gardener or something, his views are also white supremacist and patriarchal. Not sure that fits great with the thoughtful other perspectives shared regularly.
Particularly the inspiration to be taken from Fury Road is that we live in a patriarchal wasteland TODAY with misogynists like Kunstler constantly treating women as property and what is needed and represented well in the film, is for men to join the struggle with women of character to DISMANTLE the patriarchy and protect water, seeds and the oppressed.