I would like to chat with you face to face, but my experiences thus far with others have generally been rather disappointing and frustrating.
My Darwinian perspective on civilisation represents a whole new paradigm, which is going to take a while to sink in, not least, because it turns so much of what we take for granted and regard as "progressive" on its head (see my Uncivilisation blog and comment), which will be strongly and irrationally resisted, as it is in our evolved human nature to do.
Before I engage personally with people who are better educated, more intelligent and eloquent speakers than I am, I'd like some of this resistance to have broken down; otherwise I and my ideas are just going to be dismissed out of hand.
It's not that I can't take it. I can (have had to), but it's very frustrating and doesn't serve any purpose. I'm not sure enough yet in my own mind where this human-evolutionary perspective will lead us, although I'm sure that it doesn't have to lead back to "social Darwinism" and the evils of Nazism, which most people, especially "progressives", tend to assume that it does, not least, because it is such an easy way of dismissing it.
Thanks for your feedback on how the festival went, which is just what I was hoping and soon going to get in touch and ask you for. I'm very please that it went well, which hopefully means that it will be repeated at regular intervals. I'll be very happy to come along when I've got my Darwinian ideas and their implications more elaborated and better sorted in my own mind.
In the meantime, if you plan to come to London any time, do let me know and perhaps we can arrange to meet up. If the timing is right, I could even offer you a bed for a couple of nights if you need one.
i didn't really know about it untill it was to late. i am also not able to travel for health reasons.
i am glad you enjoyed it.
i can't connect with irish people much either though i have lived here for 13 years now but maybe we have different reasons?
i am not that much of a people person. 200 or 300 seems a lot to me although it's good they got together.
Officially, I'm the 'assistant inn-keeper' here at the Ecovillage Training Center on the Farm. In reality, my role is rather fluid. In addition to the C-Realm Podcast, I do a podcast about this place called the ETC Voices Podcast. I also have a pick-up truck. Pick-up trucks being very versatile and useful devices, a large part of my role her is that I am 'the guy with the truck.'
I have just spent some time on your page and following threads from it and it is so very active and interesting; thanks for your engaging back and forth -
- you make a comment in the festival 'feedback' discussion about where you live now and how it was great for you to be able to get away and be amidst stimulating company again . . . we've been here from southern Africa for just on five years now and we're beyond thirsty and hungry for face to face 'talk'. We're really disorientated by our experience of the social situation.
The 'Monbiot Politics?' thing is quite beyond my ability to decipher - my time is so otherwise claimed and my head doesn't want to get into it. Maybe I'll go to the discussion and post a request for someone to put a simple, potted history of the issues up there, for remote people like me to get me up to speed.
Thanks for the chat Glenn, the internet, yes, is a binge and I am sporadic at it, for diverse reasons . . . I am interested in your thoughts on music, please do get them together - there is an interesting anecdote I have to relate, to do with my forced diva-ness - by fantastical family compulsion upon me, and onto me - by being put in a position to have to 'use it' when the opportunity came to get my kids shoes when they had none . . . in contrast to a messenger encouraging me to hear the more unique inner message that my diva-ness was for me to be with the deva - more later.
As to performing, well, that has stopped since we have been on this island as we have found it well nigh impossible to locate human audiences that wish to hear our music - more very interesting, surprising tales . . ., but, I will keep you posted on 'gigs' should 'openings' arise.
Get thoroughly better and thanks for the comments re the politics, I concur, though still like to measure the pulse every now and then because, as an empath, I tend to fall into naïveté and get side-bumped if I don't just brush up on 'noise trends' every now and then - if you can understand what I mean - I intend to put up a little blogging on my page here, which would elucidate . . . greetíngs!
. . thanks Glen for the exploration words - music, going to copy and read in an off-line mode, but, just skimming over, I've got this inkling that what you convey is going to inspire me to talk to / about something I would want to talk about and feel is really WORTH conversing over - greetíngs across this rock!
. . . ok it's Glenn with two 'n's'. I have sent you a friend request so that I can send you an invite to the SW Eire group and I have posted your music thoughts there as a discussion - let me know if that's ok.
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