Thanks for another stimulating and sincere discussion. Both selections were certainly challenging and thought-provoking!
‘Seaspiracy’ made some of us want to swear off eating fish altogether. The sickening facts about commercial fishing and its destruction of irreplaceable ocean life hit hard. Not to mention that our own survival depends on healthy oceans.
Critics say that some of its message was exaggerated, yet the situation is terrible in any case.
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene is extremely hard-hitting too. His eloquent, profound message was sometimes obscured by overly academic language and the fact that it’s from 2014. But we felt his advice was useful— let go of our self-interest and attachment to this current capitalist way of life, be ready to support humankind and preserve its collective cultural heritage. This civilization will not survive the disaster it has created, but some kind of future human civilization can. If we stop listening to the chatter, perhaps we can plan with wisdom and prepare a way not based on panic, fear, and violence.
Next month's meeting on July 7th is all set! We have an assortment of selections to discuss.
I am sending you a very short chapter from Braiding Sweetgrass by Kimmerer, that I’m sure you will enjoy. In addition, Jason sent articles from The Economist to discuss, plus Linda had a great documentary to share—Amazon’s ‘Biggest Little Farm."