Joshua Fouts – A Prisoner of Hope
Bioneers Executive Director Joshua Fouts describes in this heartfelt but humor-filled talk how the dire global political situation had been plunging him into despair and how he started to find some solace in such disparate sources as Star Wars, teachings from Joseph Campbell, Rebecca Solnit’s sense of historical perspective, and humiliations the natural world inflicts on us when we persist in arrogance. Ultimately he shares how the shining examples of current youth activism and the observation of his own teenage son and his son’s peer group’s far more enlightened attitudes than previous generations’, brought him back to trusting that indeed “the arc of the moral universe does bend toward justice.”
This speech was given at the 2018 National Bioneers Conference. Read the full text version.