A space for conversations in a time of global disruption
taken from website: http://deepgreenresistance.org/
Deep Green Resistance is an analysis, a strategy, and a movement being born — the only movement of its kind.
As an analysis, it reveals the last 10,000 years of human history–the rise and dominance of civilization–as the culture of death that is now threatening every living being on Earth.
As a strategy, it critiques ineffective lifestyle actions and explains their inevitable failure to stop the destruction of people, species, and the planet. In contrast, DGR offers a concrete plan for how to stop that destruction.
As an aboveground movement, just now taking its first steps, Deep Green Resistance is based on this analysis and implementing this strategy. And we’re recruiting.
No more ineffective actions – piecemeal, reactive, and sad. No more feel-good, magical-thinking, navel-gazing, consumer-based, capitalist-approved denial and dead ends.
The goal of DGR is to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. This will require defending and rebuilding just and sustainable human communities nestled inside repaired and restored landbases. This is a vast undertaking but it needs to be said: it can be done. Industrial civilization can be stopped.
DGR’s strategy involves two separate parts of the movement – an aboveground and an underground. The aboveground works for sustainable, just, and participatory institutions, and assists the frontline activists with loyalty and material support. And In any resistance scenario, the underground dismantles the strategic infrastructure of power. This is a basic tactic of both militaries and insurgents the world over for the simple reason that it works. But such actions alone are never a sufficient strategy for achieving a just outcome. This means that any strategy aiming for a just future must include a call to build direct democracies based on human rights and sustainable material cultures. Which means that the different branches of resistance movements must work in tandem: the aboveground and belowground, the militants and the nonviolent, the frontline activists and the cultural workers. We need it all.
And we need courage. The word “courage” comes from the same root as coeur, the French word for heart. We need all the courage of which the human heart is capable, forged into both weapon and shield to defend what is left of this planet. And the lifeblood of courage is, of course, love.
So while DGR is about fighting back, in the end this movement is about love. The songbirds and the salmon need your heart, no matter how weary, because even a broken heart is still made of love. They need your heart because they are disappearing, slipping into that longest night of extinction, and the resistance is nowhere in sight. We will have to build that resistance from whatever comes to hand: whispers and prayers, history and dreams, from our bravest words and braver actions. It will be hard, there will be a cost, and in too many implacable dawns it will seem impossible. But we will have to do it anyway. So gather your heart and join with every living being. With love as our First Cause, how can we fail?
Want more? Here’s the strategy:
That must be it.
I'm chopping up wheat straw. Rather than threshing the wheat I chop the whole thing up, grain, stem and chaff and use it as a high protein supplimental feed for the goats.Next question whats that?
Wb. "Seems to me you are confusing and muddling two entirely distinct phenomena, .."
Maybe, but I sense that the notion of an 'end game' runs strong in the hearts and minds of the folk who flock to this site. And that's just what apocalypse is about.
Wb. "But that phenomena has nothing to do with the real ecological crises."
That the church exercise a measure of control over the harts and minds of the faithful I don't deny, but that the story of the Apocalypse with it's strong condemnation of corrupted authority, played a role in the spreading of the moral standard, and the acceptance of state authority I deny. On the contrary I say - the story of the apocalypse inspired and encouraged people in times of great upheaval and change to question the 'wisdom' of the church and the state and go against the (corrupted) authority of the powers that be.
Deep deep ecology and green resistance .. I can't help it that the subject and the post I reacted to - the whole site in fact - has a strong apocalyptic odour.
"Objective empirical scientific evidence also needs interpretation. "
Fires in Arizona, Fukushima, the Gulf of Mexico oil mess, the droughts in Britain and France, the dead zones and islands of plastic in the middle of the oceans, etc. etc. etc. are empirical facts indeed, but to be able to derive some meaning from these events (and thereby a platform for coordinated measures) requires a model that will link these separate events together ... and that's where interpretation comes into play.
OK this one is in the process of being fixed. As a clue its been blown down.
Is there a prize for the correct answer ?
Alan Durant said:
Is there a prize for the correct answer ?
wolfbird said:Is there a prize for the correct answer ?
Alan Durant said:
Alan Durant said:
Not bad, its a solar fruit dryer. More later.
Roger Hicks said:
Just a wild guess: something to do with harvesting solar energy, perhaps?
Thanks for introducing us to Charles Eisenstein and the "Ascent of Humanity"
I haven't read the book yet - just ordered it - but it does seem to tell the truth about the convergence of multiple crises - everything - nothing is held back. And more importantly, it offers an optimism, based not on hope, but on an understanding of human nature.
It's a bit expensive (well, there are 600 pages), but is available online here for free.
I particularly like .... "Who will collect the garbage?"
Read down to the last two 'inspiring' paragraphs.
According to Charles Eisenstein, many of our problems stem from our collective disconnect from the rest of nature. We believe ourselves to be separate (and superior) to our environment.
In this worldview, Nature is something to conquer and control. Life is brutish, nasty and cheap. Amorality is encouraged because it promotes the survival of the fittest – but this couldn’t be further from how nature and our environment work, as much of contemporary physics, math and biology are teaching us.
If you have some time, check out:
Eisenstein presents a very comprehensive and coherent alternative to the mass psychosis that drives modern society and provides the justification for much of the cruelty that is at the heart of contemporary society.
It’s well worth the time and has left me optimistic about the future for the first time in over a decade."
I've just taken a look at the video of Charles Eisenstein, who makes a very sympathetic impression on me, in which he expresses puzzlement about money's "magical powers".
Needless to say, I have a Darwinian explanation, money being by far the most versatile and important form of POWER in the artificial environment of human civilisation, the pursuit and exercise of which is what man's primordial drive for survival, advantage and reproductive success has been perverted and largely reduced to.
The link is to a relatively recent post on my blog, which contains another link to a longer essay I wrote, "Money: Humanity's Worst Invention", few years ago.
Wolfbird: The model is ecological collapse, bert louis. The destruction of the environment by human activities.
I see that y'all are deeply involved in your shared hobbies now (sorry lifestyles) of self producing and stuff - far of topic me thinks - and I'd rather not get involved with that for I am just a low life city dweller and small time contributor to the destruction of the environment.
Well I've been called some funny things in the past but..................
Douglas Strang said: