New Deep Ecology Book: Pentti Linkola's "Can Life Prevail?"

Corrupt together with Integral Tradition present the hottest book on environmentalism and deep ecology this year: Pentti Linkola's "Can Life Prevail?".
 
 
April 8, 2009 - PRLog -- Maybe the first comprehensive book on Scandinavian Deep Ecology is now available, written by Finnish ecophilosopher and environmental activist Pentti Linkola. Translated for the very first time in English, "Can Life Prevail?" is a passionate but calculated insight into the failings of the modern environmental movement, and why the real environmental answer to our ecological problems is Deep Ecology, or radical conservationism.

Pentti Linkola is an environmentalist from the old school, called a
conservationist. Conservationists realize that whatever land is open for
human use gets sold, and eventually gets converted into cities, suburbs
or farms.

However, animals and plants need open space -- unbroken by roads, fences
and walls -- in which to reproduce and interact. Each creature needs a
certain amount of acreage and a certain amount of roaming space, or they
clash and eliminate each other. Worse, without open space natural
selection is interrupted, and they become inbred.

Pentti Linkola, like Aldous Huxley before him, realized that a society
based on the fulfillment of individual desire has no STOP button. It
keeps expanding because each individual wants as much as he can get.
Even worse, individuals get bitter because they do not feel fulfilled
because society does not address their non-material needs.

However, Linkola was too smart to believe in the dogmas of left or
right. Communism, he saw, was so focused on material equality that it
could not stop expansion. The right wing, who believe in a libertarian
form of social Darwinism, did not take into account the damage done by
individuals pursuing "freedom" in material form.

Instead, he realized that a new form of politics was needed, one based
on reverence for things outside of us, and as a result, the ability to
tell ourselves and others "NO" when individual desires threaten to
promote reckless expansion.

Linkola sees that we already exist in a time of radical evil where our
personal fears and desires have trumped all sense, making a chaotic mess
that consumes everything it touches. Even more, he sees how politics has
devolved into material infighting and ignored nature.

Read this book for an insight into how we can fix our environmental
problem and make ourselves spiritually stronger, through the Zen of
learning to appreciate nature and struggle.

While most "environmentalists" are going to tell you to recycle condoms
and buy green lightbulbs, Linkola offers you the hardline reality and
doesn't take any prisoners. In doing so, he shows how the solutions we
need are readily accessible if we can just open our minds to them.

More information: CORRUPT.org

Pre-order your copy today: Integral Tradition

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