I think it's an important article because it breaks up some of the prevailing and problematic thinking about how to get out of this economic/ecological/environmental/sociological mess that we are in. Instead of laying the blame at the feet of individuals (for not bicycling, or growing their own food, for example), Jensen lays the blame squarely where it is due - at the feet of decision-makers.
So, here's a link and a couple of excerpts from this lucid, rational, and well-written article. Thanks to Jerry for passing it on.
Forget the Shorter Shower | by Derrick Jensen | Orion Magazine
WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?