It seems that most of the current crop of politicians in the world could not give a crap for their own children to flourish. They could not even give a fart for their grandchildren to be secure. Is this lack of care for the future a new human pathological norm? Or is it temporary insanity … Continue reading Our Prime Minister/President Hates His/Her Own Children
Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity
The loss of identity tied to a sense of place was one of the defining characteristics of my concept of solastalgia. The issue of "identity" was even in the sub-title of the first publication devoted to it. In my first publication on this topic I argued that, while solastalgia is a serious psychic condition, it … Continue reading Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity
Human identity for all; males, females and LBGI+, has become a place of dangerous contradictions, with globalisation destroying the planet while locking people into psychic instability, toxic jobs, structural unemployment, addictive consumption and deep inequality. Control and influence over our emotions in such a context has become a battleground. Tribalism is built into our … Continue reading Sumbioregionalism
An Allegory of Two Caves
Plato’s Cave. The 5th century BC philosopher Plato, in his book The Republic, tells the story of the famous Allegory of the Cave. The allegory is a conceptual device to help the reader see the distinction between appearance and reality. In the story, prisoners in the cave see only the shadow shapes of real objects … Continue reading An Allegory of Two Caves
World War Three, Black Swans and Green Muscle.
The origins of the word 'war' have meanings connected to states of confusion and being 'mixed-up'. Many humans are now at war with the environment they inhabit. They are also fighting fellow humans who desire the ongoing conservation of a ‘green’ world. There are now two huge tribes opposing one another in this discombobulated world, … Continue reading World War Three, Black Swans and Green Muscle.
In what I hope will be a relatively short period of time (perhaps decades), there will be a point in human social development where almost every element of human culture, habitat and technology will be seamlessly re-integrated back into life cycles and processes. In order to get to that preferred state of living, I suggest … Continue reading Symbiocene Principles
Generation Symbiocene (Gen S)
The generations produced by the Boomers, and now, their own children (Gens X, Y and Z), are labelled as vague, directionless tribes in the Anthropocene, but now is their time in history to unite and fight for a cause that is without peer … themselves and their own future. In Australia, in late 2018, the … Continue reading Generation Symbiocene (Gen S)
Communication in the Symbiocene
The many positive attributes of Generation Symbiocene, centred on high levels of education and technological sophistication, enable them to communicate with each and every Symbiocene inspired movement worldwide. Similar communications systems to the ones now being used in Western contexts can also be transferred to developing contexts. This can be done without the need for … Continue reading Communication in the Symbiocene