By Rady Ananda
From what makes an effective resister to effective resistance strategies, in Deep Green Resistance, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen lay out the reasons for and methods of bringing down industrial civilization. The goal is saving the biosphere, and with it, Homo sapiens.
In Endgame, a two-volume tome that everyone should read, Jensen writes, “Bringing down civilization means depriving the rich of their ability to steal from the poor, and it means depriving the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet.” He backs this up with his Twenty Premises.
DGR agrees: “It means thoroughly destroying the political, social, physical, and technological infrastructure that not only permits the rich to steal and the powerful to destroy, but rewards them for doing so.”
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Tagged aric mcbay, biotechnology, deep green resistance, derrick jensen, drilling, edward o wilson, endgame, Environment, Films & Books, geoengineering, gulf of mexico, Land Rights, lierre keith, mass die-offs, mend, monopolies, Neoliberalism, Nigeria, political ponerology, pollution, Resistance, sabotage, Soil, the corporation, the future of life, twenty premises, USDA, war on earth, water rights
By A.C. Storr
New Matilda (Australia)
In the middle of its biggest sex abuse scandal yet, A.C. Storr thought the Catholic Church might take a moment on Good Friday to feel for the suffering of its victims. She was wrong.
On Good Friday I went to church. I was raised Catholic, and while the storytelling and fantastical aura of religion suited me well in early childhood, it took a mere 12 years for me to fall out of love with the Church for good. On discovering in Grade 6 that I myself could not be the Pope because I had a dirty vagina, all magic drained out of the Church structure and I saw what I largely still see — a hierarchy that feeds on the vulnerability of the uneducated to maintain an insular kingdom for arrogant men. I didn’t want to be a part of it at 12, and I told my idealist parents that if women can’t lead it, it’s not for me. My mother followed suit a few years later.
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Posted in Human Relationships, Human Rights Civil Liberties, NWO, Slavery, Social Justice, Women
Tagged church crime, institutionalized child abuse, pedophilia, political ponerology, pope, pope rat, sex abuse, sex ring, Slavery