Tim Bennett, middle-class white guy, started waking up to the global environmental nightmare in the mid-1980s. But life was so busy with raising kids and pursuing the American dream that he never got around to acting on his concerns. Until now”¦
Bennett journeys from complacency to consciousness in his feature-length documentary, What a Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire. He reviews his Midwestern roots, ruthlessly examines the stories he was raised with, and then details the grim realities humans now face: escalating climate change, resource shortages, degraded ecosystems, an exploding global population and teetering global economies.
Bennett identifies and calls into question the fundamental assumption that has led to this unprecedented crisis in human history: that humans were destined to dominate the rest of the community of life with the Culture of Empire.
He pushes the dialogue where Al Gore did not go.
I cannot stress how important it is that you watch at least some of this documentary — if not all of it. Also, please visit the website for the film at What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire to read more. This is a valuable piece that everyone should watch in a time when we all need to start doing something in order to save ourselves.