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"the discussion of this topic is impoverished by neglecting to discuss extractivism and the industrial production and mass culture that fuels it."

For real, there are some inspiring struggles here in North America, specifically land defense struggles in Canada.

" it's place in academia keeps it within acceptable discourse, defaulting to nation-state's democratic institutions and grassroots organizations working within the framework of what's permissible."

Happens all the time. Sucks to see people's energy/passion swindled away into what many would say are dead-ends.

" decoloniality scholars are westernized academics (regardless of their ethnicities) that recuperate the traditions of indigenous cultures in order to produce a body of knowledge in which they're better positioned in the social hierarchy it produces and legitimizes. they retrofit the academic postmodern discourse around democracy with signifiers derived from folklore to make it sound exotic and obscure and unapproachable by a former cohort with tenure, allowing for a new cohort to participate in the production of knowledge due to a perceive novelty, legitimacy, justice, incentivized by state's tokenization multi-culty inclusivity efforts"

The academy will get ya every time.

"reviving dead indigenous languages, narrative traditions, spiritual and philosophical wisdom in the hopes it coincides in a poignant way with western scientific ecological knowledge (that's employed to greenwash everything) in a way that moves westernized liberal hearts into changing the status quo into a deeper more organic or interconnected way that differs from the modern vision of progress is perhaps less of a far stretch than trying to acquire enough dynamite to explode the different machines and infrastructure that make the world economy work. "

To be fair, have you tried acquiring that stuff to do that stuff? It might work : )

"but might happen as a result of various overlapping catastrophes"

I think it's okay not to know how it will happen, people who make a run for the prize look more and more ridiculous to me, these days anyways.