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Coming together and moving apart.
When many things are coming together, things connect fairly easily. When the whole situation is falling apart, connecting a few things is much harder because the connections are torn by the general movement of collapse.
The question has to be, in our time, are there things worth bringing together? We lost Christianity. We lost Freud and Marx (and Piaget and Cassirer and Erik Erikson and Rudolph Seiner and so many others.) They get mentioned but not read).
Is there a project of pulling together science, arts and an ecology and politics of the “critical zone” (Bruno Latour), an economy with a new appreciation of the commons and appreciation of every human being? Of every living thing? Integrating humans with nature?
Can we free ourselves from the shared unwillingness to talk about what might happen, enough to follow up with a discussion of what to do? Changes will happen that force rethinking. Will most of us do it, or just reach for the gun? The circle of co-living will expand with new arrangements. You and I will not be natives in that culture, but younger people will be at home there even if it is uncomfortable.