Environmental Writer Wes Jackson Joins Chorus in Support of Kentucky Rising Protest
"Hail to the citizens of Kentucky, forced to sleep on the floor in their state capital because the governor refused to honor their agenda of concerns about mountain top removal. One can bet they are from the margin from which change almost always comes. Unencumbered by greed and envy they know one big thing: the extractive economy featuring fossil fuels will end one day, either because enough citizens say it must or the earth’s limits will impose it. They know that if we fail in our citizenship, it won’t be pretty. They know that something will have gone out of us as a people if we fail to stop the forward stampede."