Comment from Earth Manifesto
“The goal is restoration of Earth’s diversity and beauty, with our prodigal species once again a cooperative, responsible, ethical member.”
Principles about earth Manifesto
P 1: The Ecosphere is the Center of Value for Humanity
P 2: The Earth’s Ecosystems Depends on Integrity
P 3: The Earth-centered Worldview is supported by Natural History
P 4: Ecocentric Ethics are awareness of our Place in Nature
P 5: Ecocentrism Values Diversity of Ecosystems and Cultures
P 6: Ecocentric Ethics Support Social Justice
P 7: Defend and Preserve Earth’s Creative Potential
P 8: Reduce Human Population Size
P 9: Reduce Human Consumption of Earth Parts
P 10: Promote Ecocentric Governance
P 11: Spread the Message
I am Weird Sly Kip and I like the Manifesto.
It recognizes overpopulation, it is action centric. It fails however in defining a process.
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Each activist is an experiment. We each have a hypothesis as to what we think will produce a particular outcome. Then we act, if it produced the desired outcome we are either successful or we change the parameters of the experiment.
Based upon various iterations, we settle upon the most effective process that will produce the desired result. The desired result is often in dispute. For some its the preservation of the natural world, for others social justice, for many its made up distraction foisted by the corporate classes to distract you.
This methodology is based upon real, preferably quantitative data. Process experimentation and improvement may seem like a lot of work, but over time it the natural and logical approach used by the corporate class, which is why they are winning, they are rich, you are loosing and you are poor.
Consistency and reproducibility are essential, as long as activists individually make up their own idiosyncratic processes doing what feels right as opposed to what is strategic the work flows of activists will fail. If it is left to chance that someone will remember to tell someone something then eventually that something will not happen and oversights and errors will prevail. The goals will not be achieved.
Which leads to recognizing defeat; or perhaps begs the question “Why do you bang your head against the wall” … “Because it feels good when you stop.”
In regards to defeat, lost causes and terminal cancer … sometimes its best to say fuck it and leave for Colorado
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“It was eerie, you’d walk out of the press room, through the lobby out of the elevators, into the bar… There’d be a huge crowd in the lobby and only one person talking and you’d hear this voice saying, ‘The mood at the McGovern headquarters… is extremely solemn and shocked… one of shock and depression… right now… Illinois has just fallen… California is gone, New York is gone…’ It was like a televised funeral… I was feeling depressed… … Stunned, wall-eyed… there was nothing to say… just a helluva shock… you know…a fantastic beating… People you’d never expect to break down… stumbled off the plane in tears… It was such a shock to me that although I’d gone back to Washington to analyze… I saw how ripped up people were… I decided to hell with this… So I just went right around to the main terminal and got on another plane and went back to Colorado.”
Fear and Loathing: on the Campaign Trail ’72 (1973)
Hunter S. Thompson
Richard Nixon was elected to a second term, defeating Democrat George McGovern in one of the largest landslides in U.S. history
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