Another rich survey. 1. I wonder who in our network will be the first to get their composition published therein! 2. I’m getting some interesting responses on both the good and the questionable elements of XR ‘Do or Die’ document that was circulated. Much depends on the difference one understands between ‘rebellion’ and ‘inclusive transformation’. Admittedly, the second is a much more demanding option!!! Peter ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Luis Gutierrez <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 1 May 2021 at 05:07 Subject: Mother Pelican ~ May 2021 To: solidarity-sustainability group <email@example.com>
Some realities are either/or — black or white, good or bad, male or female bodies. Most realities are both/and — shades of grey, mixed motivations, gender continuum. Practically all issues of social justice are both/and — man and woman, humans and nature. Patriarchy is all about either/all — man or woman, master or servant — supremacy, hierarchy. Partnership is about both/and — man and woman, humans and nature — mutuality. We urgently need worldwide cultural evolution from patriarchy to partnership.
“The tyranny of either/or is that we only survive on our own. The promise of both/and is that the world is imperfect but we’re all in this together.” Both/and problem in an either/or world, H. Holden Thorp, Science, 15 May 2020