Friday, 3 August 2018

Kevin Hester and Paul Beckwith on the Gary Null Show


I was particularly impressed by Gary Null's hardhitting introduction. But, to illustrate that very few of us can totally look reality in the eye he expressed his own disconnect
Paul Beckwith, Gary Null and Kevin Hester analyse the rapidly unfolding Climate Catastrophe

Illustration of black fist on red background


Here is an introduction from Kevin Hester

Gary Null, founder of The Progressive Radio Network interviews for the “Progressive Commentary Hour” Canadian scientist Paul Beckwith and Aotearoa New Zealand climate researcher and activist Kevin Hester on the ongoing non-linear unraveling of the biosphere.



“Because of social taboos, despair at the state of our world and fear for our future are rarely acknowledged. The suppression of despair, like that of any deep recurring response, contributes to the numbing of the psyche. Expressions of anguish or outrage are muted, deadened as if a nerve had been cut. This refusal to feel impoverishes our emotional and sensory life. Flowers are dimmer and less fragrant, our loves less ecstatic. We create diversions for ourselves as individuals and as nations, in the fights we pick, the aims we pursue, and the stuff we buy.”

“Of all the dangers we face, from climate chaos to permanent war, none is so great as this deadening of our response. For psychic numbing impedes our capacity to process and respond to information. The energy expended in pushing down despair is diverted from more crucial uses, depleting the resilience and imagination needed for fresh visions and strategies.” 

--- From Joanna Macy The Greatest Danger.


In the show Gary played the audio from the following video




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