Saturday, March 26, 2011

Some deep thoughts on Eugenics

I love this kind of deep thinking. I'm sure you'll come to appreciate ecology in a whole new way after pondering this blurb and the comment following.

Four decades after his controversial book, The Population Bomb, scientist Paul Ehrlich still believes that overpopulation — now along with overconsumption — is the central environmental crisis facing the world. And, he insists, technological fixes will not save the day.

Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, "Too Many People, Too Much Consumption," Yale Environment 360, Yale School of Forestry
& Environmental Studies. 04 Aug 2008.

I want to thank the Ehrlichs for their latest book and their work over the past forty years. As an open Jewish lesbian feminist historian of queer cultures and the Holocaust, I have come to see that over-population is a cultural ideology, based on privatization, consumer capitalism, and misogynistic homophobia. All the so-called traditional societies that self-controlled their populations had roles for their gay people, and a spiritual practice based on balance, self-limit, social harmony, and preserving the culture for the future.

Posted by Corinne E. Blackmer on 04 Aug 2008
Accessed 26 March 2011.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Art Class

The artist who made the banner graphic here is the entirely talented and sure-to-be-famous Ben Jackson. I contacted him recently to ask for permission to use his graphic as a cover shot for volume ii of my up-coming book, A Genealogy of Left Dhimmi Fascism, "Fascism and Dhimmitude." Mr. Jackson responded in the affirmative, asking only that I not associate him with the text, he likely not being the ardent Sarah Palin fan I am.

I look at Jackson, and I see a man who is willing to allow me to use his work in spite of a likely antipathy toward some of my personal political leanings. I call that class. I think it shows us that America can overcome its divisions in this stressful time of political anger, and that we can still be in harmony at a personal and professional level when it comes to common things like being a decent person in the flesh.

So, my personal and public thanks to Mr Jackson.

Dag Walker,
Vancouver, Canada.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Button, Button, who's got the Button?

There is some company or other making lapel buttons of the graphic at this blog. I hope the creator of the original will contact me. I'd like to get his permission to use it. Meanwhile, have at it, I guess.