Trying to write a blog post, and reminded how simple it is to make a scrapbook of notes, and how the harder part is moving from a collector to being the creator of some new synthesis. I think partly because I haven’t really been documenting my own notions along the way; not so as to make them easily reusable, at least. They’re there, but need some excavation.
Listened: Code Red for Humanity: the IPCC Report 2021

They do a good recap on the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

They talk about how climate anxiety should not become climate apathy and the need to organise even in the face of almost certainly pushing beyond 1.5 and probably 2 degrees and things falling apart.

Because capitalism will not simply collapse along with the climate. It will likely accelerate and goose step towards its latent fascistic tendencies.

Also, interesting discussion on the merits of individual behaviour in the midst of an obvious need for large structural change. Horizontalism vs verticalism. Given they tend towards vanguardism and the need for a vertical party, good to hear some constructive thoughts on the need for prefiguration too.

RSVPed: Attending Gardens and Streams II

We’ll discuss and brainstorm ideas related to wikis, commonplace books, digital gardens, zettelkasten, and note taking on personal websites and how they might interoperate or communicate with each other. This can include IndieWeb building blocks, user interfaces, functionalities, and everyones’ …

"I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season.”

— Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King

(via [[id:bd45deac-0c9e-4360-acf1-904ad61031c7][Time for Action]] h/t

I’ve come across quite a few books recently that make a connection between leftist politics, climate change and one or multiple of complexity science, complex systems, cybernetics, and systems thinking.

+ Doughnut Economics
+ Free, Fair and Alive
+ Anarchist Cybernetics
+ Emergent Strategy
+ Cybernetic Revolutionaries

And just shared “Komplexität «Chaostheorie» und die Linke.”