Some weeks ago we had some tussles over Derrick Jensen, who's an environmental activist, writer, and serious crank. He's speaking in my town next weekend, and I'm considering getting tickets. Any thoughts?
A sample of his prose:
If those in power really aren't reachable, and if the majority of people probably never will act to defend their--and our--landbases and bodies, and if the culture is in fact enacting a death urge that will lead to planetary annihilation unless it is stopped, and if you care about your body, your landbase, what are you going to do? What are the right actions to take?
And another one:
We need to bring down civilization now. We need not hesitate any longer. The planet is collapsing before our eyes, and we do nothing. We hold our little protests, we make our little signs, we write our little letters and our big books, and the world burns.
Should be interesting, at least. Should I give him twelve bucks?