Srsly Wrong’s Liberatory Laughter

Steven R. D. Henderson The left is starting to get better at comedy and it’s making righties nervous. For laughter holds hopeful seeds of a different world. Humour and democracy are similar. Adam Krause explains the former requires, “An understanding of, and an ability to move between, various modes of speaking and being.”[1] The latter …

By Steve Henderson | October 19th, 2020 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Reimagining a World where Justice is Possible

Salddin Ahmed on the uprising against white supremacy sparked by the murder of George Floyd. “The real looters are the 1%, not those who have been robbed of their livelihood. The real thugs are the ruling elites who habitually associate looting and violence with the victims… A world that does not have a place for black people is too small, too stupid, and too violent to be fixed. Instead, it must be reimagined and reconstructed. “

By Saladdin Ahmed | June 3rd, 2020 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

When We Lose the Ability to Be Shocked, Fascism Has Already Arrived

A pattern of deterioration of the state is now visible from the USA and Brazil to India and Turkey despite the gulf that separates them in terms of political traditions, institutional practices, and constitutional protections of human rights. In each case, the public sphere is continually shrinking under the pressure of a mass movement that shows three incredibly dangerous symptoms: racism, religious fundamentalism, and a populist leader whose popularity among his volkisch base often increases the more anti-democratically he behaves.

By Saladdin Ahmed | May 2nd, 2020 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |