Author Archives: bryncocyn

An Open Letter to the Soil Association

After decades of wasted time, when the Soil Association could have been a respected voice, calling on citizens to live within their ecological means, we’ve finally come to a cliff edge. We’ve but three or four years remaining to change … Continue reading

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Good Ordinary Time

All true, beautiful, good and useful works of art – both (so-called) high art and folk art, become worthy of passing between generations only when the artist expresses – not a vision of herself, but of common and timeless humanity. … Continue reading

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More on Status Enclosure and Climate Change

Much of environmental and also left-wing conversation has been led into a class war. We must educate the uneducated – enlighten the darkened – civilize the barbarian. Yet that whole landscape (& social-scape) is a delusion. Actually, the so-called, educated … Continue reading

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HOW DESTRUCTIVE IS THE MIDDLE CLASS? – STATUS ENCLOSURE (and the voice of Edgar McGregor)

Firstly, I’ve no wish to define people by accidents of birth and then condemn them for the effects of those accidents – by accent, dress, or other filial habits. Whichever class we’ve been born into will remain as our original … Continue reading

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THE GOOD ORDINARY WINE for Joshua Msika

I see one of the greatest follies of these times in the power of architects and the disempowerment of builders – what I call status enclosure. That enclosure acts like land enclosure by the extraction of rent without returning an … Continue reading

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Which most forms an economy – government action, or my action?

WHAT SPOILS ECONOMIES? Firstly, their size – do they exceed the limits of their ecological supply. That is – is the mass and diversity of an economic terrain maintained? Does the economy cycle within its terrestrial limits? Does UK’s economy … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Enlightenment (revised)

Pursuit of further knowledge of the causes of climate change can grow a false sense of urgency – an urgency to become enlightened, which distracts from the true urgency – which is the moral question, – What should I do? … Continue reading

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