Without question, most people in this culture prefer their “comforts or elegancies” to a living planet, and so theft and rape and pillage are allowed to rule the day. Upton Sinclair famously said that it’s hard to make a man understand something when his job depends on him not understanding it. I’d say here that it’s hard to make people care about something they receive tangible benefits from not caring about.
Derrick Jensen: Democracy of Destruction (When the will of the people spells demise for the planet) in his May/June installment of Upping the Stakes in Orion magazine (via emerycatt)

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