Tolstoy, Schumacher, Climate Change & Veganism

Personal integrity requires living ethically. Climate change threatens the livability of this planet for countless species. Veganism is not Shmeeganism.

Pete Seeger let us know where we stand politically! I call it a metaphor for this election year and a perspective from the Smothers Brothers Show in 1967. I had a Pat Paulsen bumper sticker on my ’63 Corvair in 1968.

Waist deep in the Big Muddy

And the big fool says to push on!

Veganism is still a minority constituent of the body politic. But it’s good idea to stand on the side of truth.

Throwing a snowball on the Senate floor is as helpful for understanding the significance of two (2) Celsius degrees as an answer from genesis by ken ham.

Meanwhile Steve Inskeep throws softballs on NPR. Disclosure: Inskeep has been in my craw since replacing the inimitable Bob Edwards on Morning Edition. Just saying.

Celebrating ignorance and arrogance is exceptionally American. Global economies based on the trillion-dollar solutions of fossil-fuels, slave-labor, misogyny, ultra high-tech weapon systems and private prisons drive critical thinkers into exile. Intentionally.

Gross is our domestic product. Strength is our ignorance.

I sit on a man’s back, choking him, and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back.

Leo Tolstoy had his pulse on humanity. Select anything he wrote and discover splendid presence and prescience, including veganism and anarchism. Quotes


The Long Failure of Western Arms

  • Tolstoy: Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence (1886)

Yes. If it’s a good idea Tolstoy wrote about it from 1828 to 1910. He stopped writing by dint of death: a century plus six years.  

E.F. Schumacher offered the planet some important advice in 1973, roundly and soundly dismissed at the time, but I sense a resurgence, at least a spirit of hope.

From Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative, a perspective on E.F.


Thanks for reading.

Author: Bill Ziegler

I am a former resident of Delhi Township. These are memories of my life and times in that community during the 1950s and 1960s. A time capsule.

11 thoughts on “Tolstoy, Schumacher, Climate Change & Veganism”

  1. Thank you for your excellent contributions, Bill. There are a couple of articles linked here that I’ve bookmarked to read later.


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    1. O.0: I left a comment, but it vanished without a trace (not even a ‘this comment has been held for moderation) – which I understand to mean that Akismet thinks it’s Spam. Could I trouble you to take a peek in your Spam folder, please?

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          1. Thanks, Colin. Will call those happy guys later. However, the disappearing problem is already improving. No need to send me your email address, as I note that privacy is a concern to your website’s principles.

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          2. Spammer and scammer activity is on the rise; I understand their activities cost us all billions every year (some are personally hit for more than others). I believe that the best defence against them is awareness (have you seen any of Jim Browning’s educational and informative videos?) alongside the practise of being very careful about revealing personal information. (Do you have email protection and/or a proton email account? They’re both free.)


          3. Outbox:
            I have now subscribed to Jim Browning’s YouTube site.
            Am going through my site for the most-glaring security stuff. email is a next-step.
            Proton email account:
            Have FireFox onboard.

            Still many glaringly small fig leaves on WP. Most-recent fig-leaves first.
            DuckDuck email protection.

            Chuff-city so far.


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