The fact that Climate Wars have commenced comes as little surprise in Cascadia – the bioregion containing British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and adjacent territory – since calls for revolution have been simmering for years in this realm fiercely identified with environmental stewardship, self-sufficiency, and sustainability.
Sapphire MacKenzie, a leader of the Free Cascadia movement, recognizes corporations are ravaging the environment with the collusion of governments and only drastic measures can stop such globally destructive action. She advocates peaceful approaches to counter the dark forces before them, while Garfield “Garf” Taylor and his group of fanatics calling themselves “Representatives of Future Generations,” assert violent overthrow of the status quo as the only acceptable solution.
Another party to the necessity for revolution in Cascadia, however, believes the methodology of violence is not radical enough. Led by Chris Soles, who is already pursued by Empire, he espouses the rejection of the patriarchy through non-violence. Consequently, he promises to thwart Garf Taylor at every turn.
If the internal divisions within Cascadian insurgency weren’t enough, with the governments, corporate operatives, and agents – Empire – tightening the noose, it remains to be seen where the individuals involved and the causes they espouse will shake out in the end.
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Mike Penney was born in Boulder, Colorado, the setting for THE COMING TSUNAMI, and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where he studied Philosophy and Literature. Following college, he lived for decades in many locales throughout the West, including California, Washington State, and especially Hawaii, where BEHIND THE GATES WITH THE RICH AND HAPPY 1% was generated. Presently, Mike Penney once again calls Colorado his home.