In The Urban Garden

David Loftus:

I knew going in that my efforts would probably be wasted. It was what the existentialists call an “acte gratuite” — a choice to act in the face of a foreordained doom.

…In a world full of powerful interests hoping to make us all into consumers and spectators, it’s essential to act and speak.

Otherwise, you’re not learning and growing; you’re just opening your mouth for someone else’s spoons.

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