it's been clear for 500 years now that environmental justice isn't going to come without full-scale decolonization
which requires white environmentalists do more than reinvent the wheel of neoliberal action as a means of centering their concerns and empire
if anything that's the biggest "we told you so moment"
moreso than the pithy political farts of white veganism
@blkstarseed I know you preaching! Mastodon has to deal with how to engage with race and it consistently proves itself to be unable to do so in a manner that is self reflexive on any meaningful level.
The few Indigenous folx on here do their part, but outside of that?? Yea no it doesn't happen
@ArtistMarciaX i STAY looking for indigenous and black folks on here
cause aside from the issue of race
i'm sorry but prattling on about your homemade solar toilet as *revolution* is not fucking fascinating to me
@blkstarseed the way i howled bc honestly....
i mean, my initial reaction is 'we have to do more' but like @Blackamazon on twitter says, 'who is we, fam?' bc the difference in an actual approach to these issues vs the ones that are vapid is astounding.
WEEE are doing work. others are just playing house
@ArtistMarciaX "who is we" is a forever mood for the end of western modernity
the only "we" worth recognizing is the resounding chorus of the colonized and dispossessed
not that other "we" other there
It isn't a tool.
It's a living creature helping us. And we need to treat it as such.
I get so mad whenever I hear the earth talked about as an inanimate object or just a tool instead of the being that sustains us
@magicalmilly @ArtistMarciaX @blkstarseed environmentalism, the good parts, shows up as community gardening, as individuals quietly making space for the land to heal, and groups trying to stay under the mainstream radar to avoid getting crushed by market/legal/etc forces, despite the general lack of cohesion between groups anywhere left of center.
The acts of building a sustainable existence and viable platform for resistance are intrinsically environmental things.
Groups like Walkaway (and my own Rheos One project) exist, but will take years to bring "real change", because change takes time and time is money, which we're all a bit short on, it seems, these days.
What I'm trying to say, is there is hope.
A lot of people *do* get that it's all one.
Sure, in the tootfeed, it's recycling memes and talking about eating billionaires, but posting it here helps us find and connect with the people that become allies and support networks.
Due to corporate influence on the environment, it's unrealistic to think that individual,poor, oppressed ppl's actions can have a significant impact on the environment, if the balance of power doesn't get shifted.
Entire suburbs were created to perpetuate the oil industry, by requiring having a car to even have a job or but groceries. The oil industry - and the ruling class - is so entrenched @blkstarseed - 1/2
that you can't have meaningful action without removing them from power.
They own the land, news groups, even prisons and have their own private police. And somehow they preach that I've must simply give up eating meat or stop consuming plastic straws to save the planet, while they keep pumping oil all over.
As long as land owners (it's always land owners) remain in power, the population won't be able to do anything to actually save the planet. @blkstarseed - 2/2
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