by Geoffrey Chia
The Pilgrim’s Progress Continues …
Billy Pilgrim, courtesy of the Tralfamadorians, fell through a crack in the fabric of time and started hopping about the temporal landscape. Similarly we too are jumping back and forth between articles written at different times by Geoffrey Chia. This one, “Time to Get Out the Rat Poison” was published by the Elise Jones, then valiant and courageous editor of the Australian Rationalist, in early 2007. It exposed the true nature of that incumbent lying rodent John Howard prior to the Australian Federal election in November 2007.
Circumstances today evoke a nauseating sense of deja vu, with recycled garbage such as Industry and Resources Monster Ian MacFarlane version 2.0 (identical to version 1.0, except in a more advanced stage of putrefaction), who recently pledged to “unlock every molecule” of coal seam gas from under the Australian ground. Global mass extinction, here we come. Let’s ride this bomb down to perdition, just like that crazyperson Slim Pickens.
So it goes …
Chia’s latest contribution for this space was published in January 2007. It’s never been more relevant than today. Pdf is here.
McPherson’s latest radio interview, with UK Collapse Radio, is embedded below. It was conducted Wednesday, 12 February 2014.
Support the making of Pauline Schneider’s film here
Thursday, 20 February 2014, 5:15 p.m., Singer room, Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, “Climate Chaos & Resistance to Ecocide: Talks by Guy McPherson and Deep Green Resistance”
Friday, 21 February 2104, 7:00 p.m., Vancouver Public Library, 901 C Street Vancouver, Washington, “Climate Chaos & Resistance to Ecocide: Talks by Guy McPherson and Deep Green Resistance”
Saturday, 22 February 2014, 7:00 p.m., Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue Bellingham, Washington, “Climate Chaos”
Monday, 24 February 2014, 7:00 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 112 Haven Road, Eastsound, Washington (on Orcas Island), “Climate Chaos”
Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 7:00 p.m., San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, Washington
Thursday, 27 February 2014, 7:00 p.m., King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma, Washington, reading excerpts and signing Going Dark (donation for space and expenses appreciated)
Friday, 28 February 2014, 7:00 p.m., Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, Washington, “How Shall We Act in Light of Climate Chaos?”
Friday, 7 March 2014, Antigone Books, 411 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, reading excerpts and signing Going Dark
The Next Step: Living Courageously in a World of Transition, a 7-day seminar, 24-31 May 2014, Moho Creek, Belize, Central America.
The Next Step: Living Courageously in a World of Transition, a 14-day seminar, 12-25 June 2014, Izabal, Guatemala, Central America.
Going Dark is available from the publisher here, from Amazon here, from Amazon on Kindle here, from Barnes & Noble on Nook here, and as a Google e-book here. Going Dark was reviewed by Carolyn Baker at Speaking Truth to Power and by more than 15 readers at Amazon.