The Hindu Maha Puranas describe the present as the mere beginning of the worst of the four world ages: the age of conflict and sin, marked by strife, discord, quarrel or contention. The Kali Yuga lasts 432,000 years, and we’re 5,122 years in.
It’s entirely plausible that the world began…
As things fall apart, do you hold on tight to the superstructures that are crumbling, or worse, that have already crumbled away?
Or do you jump, flail, and eventually learn how to enjoy flailing within the reality of the cyclical dynamic destruction-creation that is life within civilisational collapse?
Short answer — two prongs: direct action and systemic intervention. But it’s not that simple or straightforward.
I hope you like metaphors, because I have an Analogy House for you — it’s an analogy for breaking colonial hegemony.
I modelled it in SketchUp freehand and everything.
What’s the difference between good story and bad story?
You gotta have your foundational narratives right.
Let’s kick off with some story with the word smart — smart…
Read this piece with me:
Watching television growing up, my younger sister would pay vastly more attention to the advertisements than the actual programme. She would find the programme boring — the colours and sounds uninspiring.
We are a social species on a social planet: relationality is everything. Power, politics and governance are embedded in the way ecosystems evolve and grow — natural or human.
Intersectionality is about recognising and acknowledging our unique, complex relationalities. Intersectionality is about recognising the many worlds within us.