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  • Extinction is either believed to be fake science by the financial classes in the US, or it is their business plan. With the rise of trillionaire Jeff Bezos, the capitalist project in this country is taking the dumping of waste into the atmosphere to a new level of planet-heating recklessness. I use the "urban hipster" as my example of the self-erotics of consumption, but of course enablers of the mass killing now accelerating have many styles. We find hope for survival in the social movements Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter and Standing Rock. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • Wangari Maathai, rainforests, jaguars and Joanna Macy are tactical consultants in this ‘earth church.’ Savitri D’s “News from the Natural World” is transformed in a big cat attack and wind and rain. The new song from the Stop Shopping Choir: “The X in Extinction” features a confrontation with a “dead kid from 2044.” The question in this 29 minutes show is whether Earth, as it overwhelms the human species, will have a role for us. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

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  • There’s a massive counter-intuitive job up ahead, a gift from the Earth that we can’t refuse. The extinction is a mysterious process of death and life, and it is not a product. It is not culture-friendly, not in consumer society. We have never believed that the Earth can produce stories, but we must step into the story of The Sixth Extinction. We need to like the story-line and join up. Since the industrial revolution, especially in its Silicon Valley form, we haven’t known how to communicate with to the Earth. We are in danger of reducing modern civilization to a lonely masturbation, with special effects offering us vivid delusions. But the Earth runs things now. Its version of reality is sweeping all before it. Believe the science and believe your own eyes. Follow that up with a good, wild dream. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • The Sixth Extinction is underway and it is accelerating. But even talking about extinction is hard. It seems to be a subject beyond words. That is the opportunity. That is the starting point. Tenderness, loyalty, empathy, collective memory, giving… let’s just call all of that Love. Love can take us beyond our existing words to where language and meaning come from. That is where we need to go. We need to re-enter evolution, where the symbiosis of cooperation is the creator of new life. It’s a tall order. But life always was amazing. Earthalujah! ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • There are 2 make-overs of fossil fuel culture coming to a life near you.   One is the human version, call it “The Climate Movement”.  The other is the idea that the Earth is proposing, call it Extinction, the 6th Extinction, Species Extinction, the End of Life As We Know It, the Apocalypse. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • But on the down low, subconscious selves are itching for more Extinction and entertainment capitalists know this. The plot of all the blockbuster films and video games is the end of the world. A steals-every-scene villain wants to kill us all. In fact, the demon DNA-bent BAT FROM OUTER CHINA would be a perfect super villain. Our subterranean self pays $20 to itch that itch. We sell our souls for most minor possible whiff of sadism. In a few months or years it won’t be a little kink. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • In today's Earth Church we look for a place for the many varieties of radical activists to meet, not on Zoom. Where can identities mix, languages translation each other in mid-air, a good reckless imagination matter again with talk of a future that threatens no-one. We will share a knowledge that deadly evolution that is changing us as we breathe. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • “I am legitimate. You, on the other hand, are evil unthinkable slime, in the opinion of normal, moral Americans.” Each of the representatives is saying this to everyone else. It’s no coincidence that here, at the point of violence, we reach in our language a 3-ring circus of meaninglessness. But the natural world has also invaded Washington, and I don’t mean the Coronavirus. In today’s Earth Church we offer a solution. Wear your hiking boots. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • We are mostly made of living Earth. A small percentage of us, just our angry brains, is locked in revenge against Trumpists. This is also true of Trumpists. They are mostly living Earth, "sacred water" - like you and me. And their brains are raging at us and most anyone who is not white. It's the living Earth part of us, the beating heart and breathing and loving part of us, that can connect with others in spite of our judgmental minds... People will have to go to jail, and we all have to go to the Earth and work for the survival of life. If we only hate, we won't make it. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • The consumerization of telling stories, of describing the act of living in the natural world, is so distorting that mass death cannot be put into words. It's hard to warn that there is danger if the warning is only spoken in faint echoes. If mass death threatens to lose money then it will be ignored and not noticed and we will be lifted a mile into the air by some wave of earth while we continue to watch Tic Toc. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • Their mistake was letting us put a human hand on the Bible in the first place… because the Earth is in our fingers and that is like letting the wetlands plunge back into the city to pull down the luxury towers. The judge looks down at our fingers and feels the extinct animals flying laughing from our fingertips. The Judge screams “I BELIEVE IN Q’ANON!” and leaps into the crowd. Our hands rise like gigantic gardens in open revolt against God — women and snakes chasing the old god back across his seven days of creation. Back to the seed in the dark soil in the beginning. WE TAKE THE OATH TO THE SEED, a good joke, laughter, mutations, oddness, freedom, orgasms, Springtime… Earthalujah! ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • We must compost our horror. Go to your favorite forest and scream until a million living beings gush down upon you.  It's the fastest way to get back to the survival project called the Sixth Extinction.  The polluters must look up and see a wave of well-meaning humans grabbing their carbon.  We don't have time to return to 9/11 and its industrial Puritanism.  The Earth recognizes us, how we are shifting the direction of the plot of our story, even as we live it. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • Corona is governing us now. This is a tragic transformation in an evolutionary struggle. A new kind of activist, the Earthers, will transform the hell out of the thousands of Mitch McConnels who work for the fossil rich in this time of extinction. The young men in their confederate underwear only amounted to a bad Saturday Nite Live bit that afternoon at the capitol. Now the government of the Earth is coming. A democracy that does not use natural disasters to punish the poor. The Earth Democracy is the garden of eden without the shaming white god. And the garden grows, in the Earth's desire to take the empires to the compost heap. Earthalujah! ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • As we sit in the intellectual stillness of our lockdown, our screens feature the latest superbowl. The team of mutating viruses is soundly defeating a team of hapless vaccines. We know that with this defeat we will be called before the Earth in the final judgement. We had a choice to make, we swiped with our card and returned to our comforts and conveniences. Now we're in hell. Hell is an Amazon fulfillment center where robots convenience us until we ... ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • The mass death now underway will only accelerate if we believe that that super storm over there is a mechanical malfunction, and this pandemic over here is only the absence of a vaccine All the so-called natural disasters come from one source, which is a living being that is struggling to live through an extinction wave. The spinning wet blue and white ball in space is a life. We were supposed to be a participant. If we want the Earth to survive then we have to know her strategies and help her. Now that would be an Environmental Movement that MOVES. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com
    This podcast in an encore presentation of show #24.

  • As annihilation races around the Earth, governments and corporations, armies and religions remain passive, as if this is their plan. These powers share a story reinforced by fear, silence, despair. The larger unreported pandemic has a myriad of interlocking diseases, and the powerful run it. Kurt Vonnegut, Chris Smalls and his Amazon workers, African coffee activists, The Stop Shopping Choir and the Fiery Eagles of Justice, join Rev and Savitri D - anchor of the News from the Natural World – in a search for that story of love that will have her way with extinction. ---- ALERT FOR NEW YORKERS:  Join The Church of Stop Shopping and The Congress of Essential Workers on Wed Dec 23, 2020, 6 PM at the Manhattan mansion of Jeff Bezos, corner 26th St and 5th Ave. Bring an Amazon cardboard box. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • Towards a secular spiritual activism. Standing Rock shows the way. (So does Black Lives Matter.). When activism succeeds and transforms how we live - there is always an underlying spiritual force. Justice for the planet is strongest when it comes from the Earth itself. The power is there in the thing we are trying to save. There's a trick in this. We have to invite the Earth to save us first, and white people don't know about that. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • The violence in the holiday sale is unseeable. The comforts and conveniences are a force field that scrambles our reception of the holy days. The design flaw in the beautiful machine of America is extinction, and we activists haven’t figured out how to dis-encrypt the message of the Earth that blows through us like hopeless love, like the last howling high notes of the animals that are entering death. There is no time to be anything but radical. ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • Quotes from this week's Earth Church:
    1) Earth to Humans: Start Your Apocalypse. -
    2) To survive: All evidence points to the need for a quasi-religious transformation. -
    3) We will leave behind piles of pixels and paper. Careerism is over. -
    4) We built our sophistication behind 300 years of carbon. -
    5) Can we break through convenience? Covid says yes that is possible. -
    6) Children! We gotta teachable moment like a tsunami! -
    7) Let's take the Fabulous Unknown from the Night Sky and Put it on our Hearts! -
    8) We might have to turn into birds, like the dinosaurs did. That might be OK. -
    9) If we survive Consumerism, then we lock arms at the cliff's edge, and get set to Evolve. -
    10) We're jumping into the abyss shouting LIFEALUJAH! LIFEALUJAH! LIFEALUJAH! ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com

  • I mean, we've done everything we could. For the holidays, we stopped shopping. We don't drive. We turn off Zoom. That's what she wanted, right? Does she have compassion for us? We dive deeper and deeper into a smaller and smaller number of people. We are in the last room with this forced embrace of loved ones. We are here in a great city that doesn't make a sound. We wait. A bright yellow dirigible floats by in the window. It pulls a big sign: "CHANGEALUJAH! Love, COVID" ----
    The director of the Church of Stop Shopping is Savitri D in New York.
    The Fiery Eagles of Justice are Brendan Burke (drums) & Jason Candler (sax).
    Produced by Reverend Billy & Jason Candler.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
    Thanks to Neil Young and community for inclusion in the Times-Contrarian.
    Reverend Billy is William Talen.
    www.revbilly.com