Mar 21, 2013
commented on Rite of Spring
I miss Seattle.
You do a good job showcasing the city, bookishness and APRIL, Paul.
Jan 22, 2013
updated the link to his or her website.
Jan 22, 2013
commented on Capitalism Saves the Day: Peasant Farmers in the Third World Getting Rich
A thoughtful response, Charles.
But why do some get to eat quiona and not all? We all should be able to do so. I imagine that, if we all ate less animals, we'd have plenty of high-quality land to grow nutrient-dense grains.
Why blame individual Westerners, or Northerners, who eat quinoa? Citizens participate in a global system -- that we may strenuously object to -- to the best of our ability. (Assume this is the case, will you?) If we are to be faulted, it is not for a responsible food choice but for allowing power to concentrate in corporate and nation-state. Eh?
And so we should buy from agricultural cooperatives, fair-trade middle-people, etc. But where are they?
Jan 2, 2013
commented on New Year's Resolutions: What are YOU Resoluting?
Ditto @4. Good thinking. As a vegan, I believe that we should vote with our money, and it's pretty easy to argue that supporting people rather than massive corporations is an excellent cast.
As a vegan, I resolve to do my best to model excellent behavior.
As a vegan, I resolve to eat more whole foods, which includes planning and growing a garden that consumes fairly little water.
As a vegan, I resolve to attempt to make compassionate choices whenever they are available, and to analyze my thought processes when it becomes clear that I did not.