Saturday, April 18, 2020

Quote of the Day

We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.

Sonya Renee Taylor
Quoted in Vicki Davis' article,
COVID-19 Has Shown Us How We Internalized Capitalism
April 13, 2020

Related Off-site Links:
Why Coronavirus Is Humanity's Wake-Up Call – David Korten (Yes! March 18, 2020).
Love and Nonviolence in the Time of Coronavirus – Ken Butigan (Common Dreams, March 17, 2020).
Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting* – Julio Vincent Gambuto (Forge, April 10, 2020).
The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism – Kandist Mallett (Teen Vogue, March 24, 2020).
The Future Socialists Want, And Centrists Fear – Joel Bleifuss (In These Times, March 23, 2020).
The Pandemic Is a Portal – Arundhati Roy (Dnyuz, April 4, 2020).
That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief – Scott Berinato (Harvard Business Review, March 23, 2020).
Social Movements in Times of Pandemic: Another World Is Needed – Donatella della Porta ( via Common Dreams, March 23, 2020).
Bernie Sanders: Coronavirus Reminds Us Why We Must Guarantee Health Care to All – Tim Hains (Real Clear Politics, March 27, 2020).
In the Midst of Converging Crises, the Green New Deal Is the Answer – Avi Lewis (The Globe and Mail, March 15, 2020).
A Pandemic in Retrospect – Looking Back on the Coronavirus From 2050 – Hazel Henderson and Fritjof Capra (Common Dreams, March 19, 2020).
“The Body Is Not an Apology”: Sonya Renee Taylor Is Leading a Revolution of Radical Self-Love – Maiysha Kai (The Root, March 26, 2020).
10 Revolutionary Activists You Should Know About This Black History Month – Jada Jackson (Rewire News, February 25, 2020).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Hope and Beauty in the Midst of the Global Coronavirus Pandemic
A Prayer in Times of a Pandemic
An Infectious Disease Specialist Weighs-in on Covid-19
Marianne Williamson: In the Midst of This “Heartbreaking” Pandemic, It's Okay to Be Heartbroken
The Calm Before the Storm
In the Midst of Crisis, Learning Resistance and Vision-Seeking from the Indigenous and African-American Experience

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