06 January 2011

Stagnating perspective

In responding to this article in HASTAC I yet again got myself into an ethical knot. If I'm so passionate about social justice, why am I not more "actively" pursuing it? If I really do think technology is more hype than anything else, why do I do the work I do? If I believe that neoliberalism and capitalism do more human and environmental harm than good, why don't I join the Peace Corp and donate to Green Peace?

Yadiyadiyada.

Freire said it: You can't fight the system from the outside.

You can't live off the grid. Been there, done that anyway, and it wasn't utopia.

You can't not participate and still contribute.

The best you can do I suppose is know what lens you have on, and change it regularly.