By Pentti Linkola
With the educate of civilization hurtling at ever-increasing velocity in the direction of self-destruction, the main urgent query dealing with humanity within the twenty first century is that of the renovation of existence itself. Can lifestyles be triumphant? presents a thorough but firmly grounded point of view at the ecological difficulties threatening either the biosphere and human tradition. With essays masking issues as various as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can existence succeed? makes the lucid, demanding writing of Linkola on hand to the English-speaking public for the 1st time. "By decimating its woodlands, Finland has created the grounds for prosperity. we will be able to now thank prosperity for bringing us - between different issues - million vehicles, hundreds of thousands of gleaming, digital leisure bins, and plenty of unneeded constructions to hide the golf green earth. Surplus wealth has ended in playing available on the market and rampant social injustice, wherein 'the universal humans' prove contributing to the development of golfing classes, five-star resorts, and vacation lodges, whereas fattening Swiss financial institution bills. in addition to, the folk of rich nations are the main pissed off, unemployed, unsatisfied, suicidal, sedentary, valueless and aimless humans in heritage. What a depressing exchange." -Pentti Linkola Kaarlo Pentti Linkola used to be born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932. Having spent such a lot of his lifestyles operating as a certified fisherman, he now maintains to guide an easy lifestyles within the state. A popular determine in Finland, Linkola has released a variety of books and essays on environmentalism because the Nineteen Sixties. this day, he's one of the leading exponents of the philosophy of deep ecology.
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All this leads to the waste of natural resources: production, transportation, energy, emissions, shrinking green areas, climate change, ozone depletion — the usual “environmentalist” talk, the persistent harping one must never tire of, if only for the sake of life. One must have the strength to remind people again and again that motor sports are environmental crimes of the worst sort — until they will finally be banned altogether or stifled through heavy taxation. Every individual who walks, runs, rides bikes, swims, rows, paddles, skis, shovels or hoes is setting up a line of defence against the mad onslaught of machines; if he is a parent, grandparent, teacher, youth mentor or exercise instructor who also manages to win a few other people over to his side, he is doing an even better job.
Finland will be seen to emerge in these pages as a useful case study for assessing the damage wrought by “Suicidal Society” and for outlining what societal alternatives might still be available in an overcrowded world on the brink of collapse. Introduction As the many symptoms of environmental decline appear, ‘green’ thinking rises in our collective consciousness as the latest trend. Like all fads, its insincerity separates it from being able to achieve a goal. Our pop culture ecology will not avert ecocide but it will provide a fashion in the meantime.
To this day, I haven’t peeled a single apple — and yet my stomach has never been bothering me. Now, of course, they would say that I was born with an iron stomach. Actually, I’m sure there isn’t much variation in human anatomy and physiology: even bodily proportions don’t vary that much. The only great difference between people is their brain capacity: they either have the room for a vast number of thoughts, beliefs and delusions, or they don’t. Will the hygiene scare continue? Talk is being made of an incipient economic depression in the country, which will supposedly encourage us to cut costs.
Can Life Prevail? by Pentti Linkola