Quotables #1: Time’s Orphans

“Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media adds to this by cutting us off from the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.”

-John Berger

Never a good situation when we cannot use past experience to understand the danger of present inaction or inform present action to lead us to a better, brighter future. We are stuck in a perpetual cycle of what works now while failing to conceive of or embrace viable alternatives to how we structure our societies today, how we consume energy, what we do with our leisure time, the importance we give not only to our own but also to our neighbors’ well being, and of course, what we eat.

Mmmm, bergers.


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