From Wendell Berry's important speech, "It All Turns on Affection"
[Millions of people] have entered into the trial of displacement and scattering that we try to dignify as "mobility."
Even so, land and people have suffered together, as invariably they must. Under the
rule of industrial economics, the land, our country, has been pillaged for the enrichment,
supposedly, of those humans who have claimed the right to own or exploit it without limit. Of the land-community much has been consumed, much has been wasted, almost nothing has flourished.
But this has not been inevitable. We do not have to live as if we are alone.
Toward eupan ~
~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.