Three more offerings from the incessantly fertile mind of John Michael Greer.
It’s to John Michael Greer’s immense credit that his work examines aspects of our collective cultural life few others dare touch–and does so more deeply than anyone else’s work does.
Last week, Kevin Carson, a political historian and theorist of the Mutualist tradition, took issue with the concept of catabolic collapse, a term coined a few years ago by the author John Michael Greer. Greer responded; the exchange that followed provided an illuminating look at two views of the future that actually share many qualities but which differ in important respects.
The two narratives that I watch constantly going back and forth, I think of them as "Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-doom" of our vision of the future. It’s either the narrative of progress or the narrative of apocalypse; one or the other.