[NetBehaviour] #rojava

John Hopkins chazhop at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 19:53:13 CET 2015

Hi Helen --

> john, evolution and change are not only possible, they are inevitable.
> there was a time before these systems existed (not really so long ago,
> in the greater scheme of things) and there will be a time after.
> unfortunately it probably won't be in our life time & i'm not placing
> any bets on how long it will take, or what it will be replaced with, but
> that's no reason not to strive for something better.

Yes, you are right, that evolution/change is inevitable. I am definitely a 
believer in change being the only thing that doesn't change! In the big picture, 
we are an influential-but-transitory species on the planet. Maybe it's more of 
an existential question -- how it is that human behavioral evolution proceeds so 
slowly, & while we are blessed/cursed with this extremely short existence during 
which we have to come to terms with glacial change rates (no pun intended)...

It's hard to remain optimistic given the harsh polarization and primitive 
undercurrents of hate-of-the-Other that surface here in the US these days, 
especially when fiscal precarity dogs each day. Art-making seems so peripheral 
and irrelevant within such a system. My only respite is walking deep into the 
desert, though even there the war machines are evident...



So it goes.


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