Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Revolutions Per Minute

Orion Magazine Article (LINK)

If the term revolution can be used to describe the Industrial Revolution, then perhaps we are launched upon something as profound—a backlash against the industrial revolution that brought us the acceleration of everyday life, the industrialization of time and space, the shrinkage of the contemplative time and space in which to understand ourselves and our lives. That is to say, the revolution is in part against the very speedup that has made us all busy, distracted, anxious, and unable even to perceive the tenor of our own times. So it is a revolution in perception and daily practice, as well as against the concrete institutions that spell the misery of everyday life for too many and the destruction of the Earth for us all.