Running to Catch a Bus to the Apocalypse
by Orin Langelle Global Justice Ecology Project’s Co-Director and Strategist
“Why to the apocalypse? Because it’s the end of the world as we know it and the UN climate negotiations are about the comodification of life. To quote Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network on the UN climate talks, “It’s the World Trade Organization of the sky.”
And the sky is the limit. Everything has a price. From trees to water to air; in fact the Earth and all life is for sale. They may as well put bar codes on tigers.”
“So is it the end of the world as we know it? Yes. It has to be. Life can’t continue in the direction that it is headed, run by these greedy fucking jerks. Is the apocalypse nigh? It depends. One version of apocalypse means a dramatic and catastrophic conflict, typically seen as likely to destroy the world or the human race. It also could be interpreted that ‘destroy’ really means to destroy unjust economic systems. This will destroy the concept of putting a price tag on life as it is now but could also result in new way of life in harmony with the earth.
So is there hope? Of course.”