“If we’re really going to put together a movement to fight for something, why would we fight for these trading schemes? Why would we put the financial services industry in charge of the environment? We should work to ban fossil fuels.”
“Go figure what is causing hunger. You’re displacing smallholder farmers from their land; you’re arresting them and charging them as terrorists if they protest; and then their lands are given away to foreign investors to grow what? Sugar and cotton.”
“To say this is a general condition that has been created by humanity doesn’t give us any understanding of the mechanisms that have generated the environmental crisis—and consequently, no way to organize.”
In the end, breaking through cynism and apathy implies not only to feel something but also to react. Which means taking sides and understanding that the ecological disaster is about us as a bunch of people who have already figured out that something isn’t quite right.