wait for it….
That nothing can be done, when all that is needed is a little motivation. Listening to this debate Vandana Shiva really lays it out well. This quote says it all for me from the last section “A Debate on Geoengineering: Vandana Shiva vs. Gwynne Dyer”
“And the final issue is, that these shortcuts that are attempted from places of power, and I would add places of ignorance, of the ecological web of life, are then creating the war solution because geo-engineering becomes war on a planetary scale with ignorance and blind spots, instead of taking the real path, which is helping communities adapt and become resilient.” Vandana Shiva
I hope that we can really make ourselves understand where we are and what we need to do. I am hoping to help further spread widely the knowledge found everywhere, starting here. http://www.goodguide.com/
My heart Katherine’s opinion beautifully written…
Wow and I thought that one of the few areas of nutrition that always did make sense (as in being sound nutrition) was breast-feeding. And while she still states, “Breast is Still the Best” its hard to imagine if breast milk is increasingly becoming toxic to our own infants, then what is nutritious anymore? Without a fundamental change in our societal system all areas of nutrition are just a fallacy no matter which way society spins it. So at this point, I am only about half way through and I am asking myself, so how can real change occur. How does change within our gov take place if they are constantly kissing ass with the powerful and corrupt banks and corporations. Where does actual change need to occur? Where does it all begin again? At what level of power does someone need to have to say “We need to take a step back and re-evaluate what is happening all across the world? What measure is it going to take for people, not only to agree, but to really understand what that statement means?”
I feel a little better about the ending where she leaves the impression that its about people as a mass collection choosing to take action in one of those 5 areas to create change within, but I don’t know about the last statement where she says, “the gov is changing its efforts to look out for the people.” I still think that the governments are mostly still working in conjunction with the corporations and each others’ gov around the world.
Getting my stuff together. Updating my resume and web-presence. I’ve got at least 3 projects I should be working on simultaneously. Class presentation, Instructional Design Project for my class and developing ideas and applications for a Hackathon at Tech in the Middle (focused mainly on the mobile web development community). Here we go!
It’s been quite a journey through the Universe of Library and Information science. I had hopes of making this blog a running journal of my experience. That obviously didn’t happen. So I guess now I shall do some recapping, but really just move forward and chronicle my intellectual evolution after school.
I hope to share here what I learned and what I’m thinking about and working on.
June 12, 2010 was the beginning of the end and also the beginning to a new beginning. Instruction and Assistance Systems (LIS458LE) is the class. Updates to come…