Monday, November 25, 2013
A wasteland is sustainable. But what dumb-monkey wants it?
If you've found your way to my blog, The Wrench, you've likely read my recent Facebook post just before I deactivated that account. That was very hard to do. But I have things to say, and this is a better, much less cluttered place to say them. I have also returned to Twitter: https://twitter.com/THEWRENCHLEFT
So, thank you for visiting. I am currently under a bit of construction, but promise to return by the 10th of December--when the new issue of the excellent journal, The American Prospect, will issue its electronic copy of Barry Yeoman's The Shale Rebellion.
In the mean time, you might enjoy some of the other essays I have reposted here--many originally posted at Raging Chicken Press (www.ragingchickenpress.org).
When I return, my aim will be to offer essays, photographs, youtubes--some mine, some provided by others--that reach beyond the shale fields--without ever quite leaving them.
Not that I wouldn't like to.
But I can no more completely expunge myself from the struggle to end industrialized fossil fuel extraction than, well, any of us can who inhabit the planet and give a damn.
My project will be to write through some of the endless ligature which connects energy production and consumption to other vital issues--people, animals, ecologies--and to the future.
A wasteland is sustainable.
But it's not remotely good enough.
In fact, what it deserves is to be subjected to satire, puppet-shows, lampoons, howling send-ups, and withering exposure.
So, this dumb-monkey has a new year's resolution: if words are the best of all weapons, then let's take the frackin' MoFo's down.
2014. It's nearly here.
Wendy Lynne Lee