Might #Grounded be a meme for the paradigm battle ahead? We've used the slogan "Keep it in the Ground". Maybe it is time to keep planes "On the Ground". Localization of economies, democracy and resilience requires that we be/get "Grounded" reconnected to place, planet and each other. In the old "normal" it was difficult to imagine stopping air travel. Today, it is easy to imagine. The climate, planet and creatures need the new normal to look dramatically different from the old normal. NOW is our moment of opportunity. As Diane de Prima says,
(3x) "THE ONLY WAR THAT MATTERS IS THE WAR AGAINST THE IMAGINATION"(then) "ALL OTHER WARS ARE SUBSUMED IN IT."
Keeping fossil fuels in the ground very likely requires keeping airplanes on the ground. Backbone Artful Activists could help illuminate and animate imaginations and support bold climate actions to keep airplanes Grounded - while the the Solutionary Rail alliance champions a vision for infrastructure decarbonization, access and resilience that better serves everyone. CoViD-19 is a terrible disease - but let's not squander this opportunity to slow down, decommodify, decolonize our time and our lives and re-indigenize to protect the places we love.
April 17, 2020 at 10am - 11am
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