Extinction Rebellion is about ‘Confrontation‘. Not because ‘they’ like confrontation, but because they Love Humanity deeply, and ‘Nobody’ is listening to ‘The Soft Approach‘ that has been used to date. Also……
The Problem is getting ‘Larger and More Urgent‘.
Like apartheid in South Africa, when the powers that be aren’t listening to those with The Truths, and they are just looking after themselves, intent on just ‘Kicking The Can down the Road‘, the only recourse ‘we’ have is start ‘To Confront‘.
It took Mandela more than 27 years, for Extinction we don’t have that much time to Start the REAL Change we need (See what this is, below)!
Extinction Rebellion is about Non-Violent Civil Disobedience, and is the start of The Confrontation Process.
This is a courageous act of Deep, Deep Love of Humanity, but few will see that this is about that REAL love. It is a far deeper act of love than most of the politically correct, elitist aligned, NGO’s of the World. Their pursuit, although it has been the chosen, life enhancing, path of this group, ‘They’ have largely been very ineffective in Result. With vast amounts of money sustaining them, decades of talking, report writing, has produced little more than celebratising of themselves.
This approach has cost us decades….. in the solution of the most Urgent and Important challenge facing Humanity….
Greenpeace, as a long time, confrontational activist organisation is virtually the only NGO in the world who is supporting Extinction Rebellion, and its ‘System Challenging‘, confrontational approach.
Riding on the back of the recently erupted, Extinction Rebellion tsunami, Greenpeace UK, having started a Manifesto crafting process. A Manifesto for Deep Change that will take us off The Extinction course. See here.
The One Point Zero contribution to Greenpeace UK Manifesto:
Well done Greenpeace UK, on starting this Manifesto process… It is needed, and as a few have already said: A rich, crafting road, ahead!
Our problem is not one of Fossil Fuels and / or Emissions. These are symptoms of a deeper problem!
Our Problem is one of a flawed Ideology, one that requires us all to compete, consume, and strive for more and more ‘To Be Happy’. (Whether that be striving at the individual, community, nation or global levels. Globally ‘we’ group of nations competing against each other, and then the whole of Humanity as a group, against Nature)!)
Americanism is the flawed ideology, a virtual religion / culture. This isn’t about Americans, as the huge unhappiness in the USA today is America challenged by Americanism.
Globally, everything’ is in the process of being globally ‘algorithmised’, into a ‘systematised’ way of living, and relating to each other, with Americanism, and economic liberty as the dream! Facebook, Google, Amazon, AirBnb, Uber, Phones, Twitter, YouTube, etc…. ‘They’ and many more, not just US brands, are all built to make us interact in a certain, non-soulful way, around an Americanism ideology. This supposedly to help us be more Successful, and Economically Liberated.
The Engine: A turbo charged form of capitalism, is its powerful, enabling engine.
The Fuel: A never-ending supply of human printed money, linked to ever-expanding Debt, is this engine’s, illimitable, high-octane fuel.
The Elusive Dream: The whole system, and our own use of personal debt, lures us into thinking we have a perpetual growth machine that will bring each of us closer to ‘The Dream Life’ and its Happiness ‘prize’.
The current Manifesto proposals are about Picking off this system’s easy fruit and doing a Green Energy, Blood Transfusion. This ‘remedy’ on a deeply flawed socio-economic system, built around americanism ideology, won’t solve the problem. At best it will slightly delay inevitable Extinction.
Of course, Decarbonising is needed, and fast! But decarbonising ‘something’ that is way too large, and in lifestyle design, is unfit for enabling humans to belong sustainably on the planet, is not Beginning with an End in Mind. An ‘End’ that is the begining of Sustainable life for Humans in genertions to come.
These adhoc actions, may seem expedient, and to be “at least doing something”, but it distracts us from the urgently needed, Extinction Prevention remedy.
We don’t have time for mistakes as large as this……!!!!!
The under lying ideology is what needs to be radically changed, and this needs a unified, global effort, and us, the electorates’ around the world to want this change.
A Key Part of any UK Plan must be acknowledging that without Global plan, individual nation action is putting the ‘Extinction Prevention’ priority in the wrong place. This needs the UK plan to include radical, confrontational, Global Activism by the government and its people: For a Global Consensus on a Global Plan for Ideology change. Including, enforced, punitive sanctions for those nations (like the USA currently), not participating or obstructing consensus building. This is where justice will start.
Given the state of global unity today, the leadership of the UK, if it chose to go it alone for even a Zero Carbon goal, would be committing almost all UK inhabitants, to a foolish path of increasing misery.
This while ‘the world’ looks on protecting their economies, and the current Humanity Path to Extinction, is materially unchanged. Trying to keep the economy afloat to provide jobs while it is been downsized by between 50-70% is an impossible task. That’s the magnitude of the change ‘we’ need, unless one is a Green Growth ‘sucker’.
Green Growth is a fatally flawed dream that is favoured by the elite, because it is based on the ideology of today, bringing the solution for the problem. It seen as a ‘positive solution’ for Our Problem, so like candy, it is very palatable, but bad for us!
The ideology today is THE Problem, and as such, ‘it’ will never be able to ‘Fix Itself’.
All the neo-liberal political parties around the world punt for Green Growth, because they are built on Americanism, and it personally works, The Dream’ for them.
It’s criminal……! Extinction will Prove it!
If we want to avoid The Extinction path and change course within a democracy context, ‘we’ have to move (quickly) to the point where:
The Majority, ie more that 50% of all democratic electorates around the world, ‘Have to ‘Despise’ the current ideology. That is you, me, your friends, business and the political party leadership….!
When more than 50% of the UK (the World) electorate ‘hates’ / opposes ‘our’ enslving Americanism ideology, the road will be clear to take The Right Action: The Right action that is needed to Solve our Extinction problem.
The problem is that ‘we’ are all part of the ideology today. Many either deeply addicted, or enslaved, and so, mostly can’t see its ‘Extinction Enabling’ flaws.
The Green Peace Manifesto needs to be about this Ideology Change, rather than ad hoc tampering with some of The Symptoms of the flawed ideology.
Central to this is Money: Its place in our society, how it’s created, how it’s valued, and how it flows around society. This is a fundamental change in the way society is organised today.
We must demand this change, or else face Extinction.
Time to Confront!
Where are the Big NGO’s? WWF, etc… And Business:
Surprise, surprise: These organisations who ‘say they care deeply’ are almost without exception are Very Quiet on supporting Extinction Rebellion!!
It is NOW time for the other Climate Change / Environmental / Fight for Justice NGO’s to show their true colours and whether they have a Higher Love motive. Read here.
Maybe ‘they’ are ALL part of The Problem: They feed off The Ideology, and are still deeply In Love with Americanism for Themselves: It feeds them handsomely! Where is the Deep Love for Humanity that Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion ‘have’????!
‘Walking The Talk’…?
Its time to Stand Up, Be REAL Courageous!