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Where Do We Go from Here?

June 1, 2006

1. Let’s talk about nuclear power and other energy sources…is it right to enrich ourselves by degrading our children’s future? If your answer is no, then certain actions must follow. [And] Is it better to bequeath our children the remaining problems associated with disposing of nuclear waste, or life in a climate-induced dark age? — This article is out of Australia, but we could stand to ask ourselves the same questions.
2. Tyranny of the Christian RightIn the coming years, we will probably see the curtailment of the civil rights that gay people, women and religious minorities have won in the last few decades. — Emmanuel Todd says the modernization process is violent. Would a de-modernization process likewise be violent? Do we really want to find out? —

One Comment
  1. June 6, 2006 12:59 AM

    Re: Christian right – I really appreciated the terminology used in the AlterNet article: “Christian nationalism.” While not dealt with explicitly in the article, the term suggests a major contradiction in the ideology behind the Christian right, namely that Christianity IS NOT A TOOL OF GOVERNANCE.

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