In addition to @FarmingPathogen thread, a few additional points. Some analytical, some political.

12:36 PM · Oct 22, 2021

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A lot of people seized on our point about precolonial methane being something akin to current ungulate emissions. Maybe this was opaque & maybe people are belligerent. Assuming the former:
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Rob and I support Indigenous-led decolonization & learning from their land management techniques. We are also anti-capitalist. We are also ... “Big Farms Make Big Flu” abolitionists.
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If indeed that national liberation struggle succeeds, then you don’t get a lot of oak trees dotting the continent, but maybe a lot of bison as well. This is the logical political-ecological consequence of our argument & our politics
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Whether this qualifies as “re-wilding” I have no idea, although it doesn’t strike me as helpful to forget that the ‘nature’ encountered by the colonists was carefully managed and tended
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Baseline methane is important because if you are oddly banking on miracle reductions in methane to solve the climate crisis, you suddenly have a real problem when they don’t. Also, oil and gas need to be capped and eliminated ASAP
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This has nothing to do with defending large-scale capitalist ranching, especially since Rob and I have repeatedly and publicly called for large scale core agrarian reform alongside decolonization
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A second point. Some of you seem to have a remarkable comfort with bad-jacketing (meat industry shills, etc). This not meant to suggest we deserve your generosity. Rather, it is a question of not outright lying about our politics and our repeated public statements
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Have a good day!
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And remember that @NewSocialistUK will accept your letters. Stop being so silly about whether we are “generous.” Defend your politics as something that deserves generosity.
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