In Aboriginal worldviews, nothing exists outside of a relationship to something else. There are no isolated variables—every element must be considered in relation to the other elements and the context. Areas of knowledge are integrated, not separated. The relationship between the knower and other knowers, places and senior knowledge-keepers is paramount. It facilitates shared memory and sustainable knowledge systems. An observer does not try to be objective, but is integrated within a sentient system that is observing itself.
Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
“I think despair is an endemic part of revolution. No revolution happens within one lifetime so we work to capacity, we believe in what we are doing knowing full well we won’t see the fruits of our labor. It is a hard place to hold.”
— Audre Lorde, Dream of Europe, Selected Seminars and Interviews 1984-1992
what happen when u inevitably realize that ‘listen to x voices’ will afford contrary opinions and you must confront uncomfortable complexity of entire peoples
PEOPLE AREN’T DIFFERENT FROM MOUNTAINS.
AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM THAT JUSTIFIES BLOWING UP MOUNTAINS TO MAKE MONEY JUSTIFIES GRINDING DOWN PEOPLE TO MAKE MONEY
THE REDUCTION OF LIFE TO ITS CAPABILITY TO PRODUCE SURPLUS PROCEDES ON ALL FRONTS SIMULTANEOUSLY