The Visionary Activist Show

The Visionary Activist Show – May a Renaissance of Sane Reverence Eclipse Dystopia

photo by George Peper

Caroline is enthused to welcome back Dick Russell and his crucial pertinent book “Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying Life On Earth – and What It Means For Our Children,” an in-depth investigation into the energy moguls most responsible for the climate change crisis facing our civilization.

May a Renaissance of Sane Reverence eclipse the on-going Dystopian Death by Dementors of Doom!

Dick Russell has published thirteen books on subjects ranging from natural history (“Eye of the Whale”) to the assassination of President Kennedy. For most of the past twenty years, the primary focus of Dick Russell’s magazine writing and personal activism has been the environment – particularly the crisis impacting the world’s fisheries and oceans.
“Dick Russell and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., have brilliantly laid bare the horsemen of the apocalypse and their cronies who are now steering the American ship of state and are bent on committing hara-kiri on the agreements, agencies, and regulations that are a bulwark against their own country’s and the world’s plunge into disaster.” —HOMERO ARIDJIS, Mexican poet, novelist, ambassador, and environmental activist; president emeritus of PEN International
 

Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a mind-opening exposé of the roots and branches of fossil fuel zealots, their campaigns of misinformation, and the rebellion of their descendants. It shows how the misuse of wealth and power can undermine democracy, threaten the health of the planet, and neglect our moral responsibility to future generations.” —SHELDON KRIMSKY, PhD, Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities & Social Sciences, adjunct professor of public health and community medicine, Tufts University, and author of Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry into Medical Frontiers

  • Great guest and looking forward to this “essential reading”! Although I must confess I’m not very comfortable with a secular writer trying to make the case for environmentalism and the future of the planet by adopting Christian/Biblical apocalyptic terms and imagery–the same “end times” rhetoric that has worked so well for the politics of the Christian Right (remember Reagan’s Secretary of the Interior and Dispensationalist Christian, James Watt, announcing to the nation in May of 1981 that “My responsibility is to follow the Scriptures which call upon us to occupy the land until Jesus returns”)–, thus legitimizing by such mimicking their eschatological theology (when it has done so much for the environment and the planet as a whole already!) and giving the Christian Right thumbs up.

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