#101 | Bright Green Lies: Dispelling The Myths Of Sustainable Energy w/ Derrick Jensen

In this episode, Derrick Jensen discusses his current project "Bright Green Lies," a book that exposes the misconceptions and deceptions surrounding "renewal" energy sources (solar, wind, bio-fuels, etc.), and how the underlying ethos of the global environmentalist movement has been hijacked by the "green" energy faction of the industrial economy. Derrick strips these "bright green lies" bare, and asks for activists in the environmental movement to pledge their loyalty to the living earth itself, and not to human industrial civilization and the culture that attempts to rationalize and excuse industrial civilization's excesses, pushing this planet's living systems to the brink of irreversible collapse.  

Derrick Jensen is an environmental activist and author of well over a dozen books, including Endgame, The Culture of Make Believe, A Language Older That Words, The Myth of Human Supremacy, as well countless articles and essays that address a more radical understanding of human civilization and it's impact on the living planet we all share. 

Episode Notes:

- Learn more about Derrick and his work at his website: http://www.derrickjensen.org

- Derrick is the host of the radio show "Resistance Radio," a weekly released show on Derrick's website: https://goo.gl/dsQhBM

- You can also listen to the show on the Deep Green Resistance YouTube page: https://goo.gl/YpW8Zq

- The song featured in this episode is "Center Your Love" by Machinedrum from the album Vapor City.

#71 | Derrick Jensen: The Myth Of Human Supremacy

In this episode, I speak with Derrick Jensen, radical environmental philosopher and author.  We discuss the underlying themes and message of his most recently published book "The Myth of Human Supremacy."

We discuss the logic of human supremacy and the very real and tangible intelligence and sentience of nonhuman life. We discuss how human beings have used their intelligence to rationalize the false assumption, produced by our culture, that we, the human species, are somehow superior to all other life on this planet, and that because we uncritically assume this, we allow the continued exploitation and rape of our shared living planet to continue unabated.

How long until we snap out of the delusional state of being our culture produces? We discuss this and much more.

Episode Notes:

- Check out Derrick's website: www.derrickjensen.org

- Listen to Derrick's radio show Deep Green Resistance: https://www.youtube.com/user/DeepGreenResistance

- This episode features "It Was Whatever" and "Parties" by Shlohmo.