Six Minutes to Midnight
Sue Little Flower shares her thoughts on her inspiration for activism and the clock that keeps ticking towards destruction.
Well, its six minutes to midnight once again. Only at the moment its actually six minutes before the hour of midnight (as opposed to 6 minutes to midnight on the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock) and I’m about to turn 50.The last time I looked at the Doomsday Clock was in 1988, when I was still collecting facts on how badly our planet was doing.
That clock is part of why I’ve lived the last half of my life in intentional community, working to abolish nuclear weapons and practice alternative ways of living that use less resources and energy than the status quo. It was part of the reason I hammered on a nuclear armed B-52 just before the first Gulf War. Pretty soon I didn’t have to watch the Doomsday clock to know the world was in trouble, just like I don’t have to turn on the internet…
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