Read dear gretas
In my poem, I call up anarchs. Who are they? Anarchs are us: born leaderless and classless—and born to groove. Our species, Humo ludens collaborans (humorous playful collaborators), evolved in egalitarian gathering bands over hundreds of thousands of years. “Civilization and progress” emerged ...

dear gretas

rainforests are not just the lungs of the planet
they are the brains of classless peoples who live there
if the eco-logics of these true anarchs were followed by all
we would have zero pandemics
& few epidemics or little outbreaks
x & y & z would be gifted in small circles
with preexisting immunities in many species

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A map showing that areas of heavy colonization have had many of their vertebrate species threatened. Notably, there are not threats within the Amazon.

Indigenous people in Borneo and the Amazon are fighting on the frontlines of planetary-defense, but they can’t fend off the global extraction economy alone. Very soon, this will be a world without orangutans and jaguars if we don’t address the destructive roots of the dominant culture. For those of us in the centers of capitalist civilization, our role is to attack the heart of that world-destroying economy.