Findhorn Fellow and Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, Satish Kumar, speaks to the Guardian about his 43 years at the magazine, its merger with the Ecologist, and his vision of the future….
“Amid the chaos and uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote, it’s perhaps not surprising that other pressing issues have been pushed to the back of the collective consciousness. Yet with the perspective of a man approaching his 80th birthday, Satish Kumar is convinced that the fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the EU is only a temporary distraction from what should be humanity’s overriding preoccupation – its vital but strained relationship with nature.
““Brexit is a distraction. We are all ultimately one earth, and one humanity, and one destiny. All our divisions are kind of illusory,” he says, each point articulated forcefully. “Whether you are English or German, it’s a secondary identity. We are all members of one community. With this Brexit, this referendum, they are all getting excited to create all these divisions, [but] it’s a distraction, a waste of time.””
Read the full story by Jasper Jackson….