Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept
as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though
having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?
Such thinking, in the words of the ecologist Paul Shepard,
“idealizes life with only its head out of the water, inches above the
limits of toleration of the corruption of its own environment
… Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in
insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite
our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to pre-
vent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is
just not quite fatal?”
                                                  Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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~ by justinhong on January 20, 2009.

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