How Wild To Go?


I’ve just finished ‘Molotov Cocktails with Ghandi’ by Mark Boyle. A challenging read for someone whose instinct is firmly towards non-violent revolt.
I’m totally in agreement with his analysis that ‘…our political and economic system has brought us to the brink of climate catastrophe, ransacking ecosystems and unravelling communities for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many’….. and I can increasingly see the need to upgrade reduce, reuse, and recycle: Mark’s three Rs are Resist, Revolt, and Rewild…. the last especially interesting given Frome’s recent delve into Rewilding with a packed audience at an evening of talks. That focussed on reintroducing the top species of animals – otters, wolves, and wild cats.
Mark is calling for the Wild Revolutionary to be reintroduced into the political landscape and his argument makes a sound case given the timescale of increasing climate disaster we see emerging….
I will now embark upon ‘Blueprint for Revolution’ – non-violent techniques to galvanise communities and overthrow dictators, by Sroja Popovic and see where I feel the balance lies.

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Peter Macfadyen

Social activist, ex Mayor and Leader of Frome Town Council, author, public speaker, undertaker, grandfather.

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