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Refugee

Posted in books, community, culture, philosophy, quotes by amoslanka on October 10, 2008

The modern industrial urban centers are “pluralistic” because they are full of refugees from destroyed communities, destroyed community economies, disintegrated local cultures, and ruined local ecosystems.

In the final section of his essay Sex, Economy, Freedom & Economy, Wendell Berry provides an outstanding understanding of the emptiness and contradiction of pluralism and its praise in public culture. Berry is without a doubt one of the best authors I’ve ever read.

I am a refugee. I desire not pluralism, but have, in certain respects, had no choice but to be one in an ignorantly globalistic predatory culture that thrives on moral invasion and illusory freedom.

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  1. ash said, on October 11, 2008 at 11:56 am

    i think you need to define yourself more. what degraded eco-system or ruined society do you come from? is it really pluralism? and how do you define that one a simpler scale? i think that you have a lot of deep thoughts here and even big words that need to be broken down…i think it would be helpful if you explain further, your own circumstance that generated this change of thinking, b/c the declaration is bold.


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