While I was in Hebden Bridge, I looked out of the window of a coffee shop one Friday at lunchtime, and saw a small crowd of schoolchildren on a climate protest. Sensitized by being in England, it dawned on me that what I was seeing was a rebellion of the natives against the colonizers – the inhabitants of the future marshaling resistance to the colonizing present and to the extraction of the resources that they will need to thrive.
– From Deb Chachra’s Metafoundry newsletter, installment 72
I haven’t yet decided whether to take this framing literally or metaphorically, but either way it struck me as apt. I am glad that Deb has returned to writing her newsletter after some downtime.