"The task of an activist is not to navigate
systems of oppressive power
with as much personal integrity as possible;
it is to dismantle those systems."
- Lierre Keith
one of the authors of the bookDeepGreenResistance
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.
One of the great contributions of DGR has been to thoroughly investigate past resistance movements, both ones that failed & ones that worked & to look for patterns that might help us design an effective movement now, to change society. The findings however are very emotionally charged for some people in the alternative movements, as we've been taught quite different things - so this is yet another opportunity for personal growth as we challenge our preconceptions in the interest of designing a lot better.
What are the differences and which one are you?
Some essential political education ...
by activist Lierre Keith (see their YouTube Channel here)
The book Deep Green Resistance is a basic text book of the Integral Permaculture Curriculum.
Synopsis & instructions on how you can buy it here.
in this e-book
Also see the
Observing History page
the Activism page
Those who come after, who inherit whatever’s left of the world once this culture has been stopped are going to judge us by the health of the landbase, by what we leave behind.They’re not going to care how we lived our lives. They’re not going to care how hard we tried. They’re not going to care whether we were nice people.They’re not going to care whether we were nonviolent or violent.They’re not going to care whether we grieved the murder of the planet.They’re not going to care what sort of excuses we had to not act.
They’re not going to care how simply we lived.
They’re not going to care how pure we were in thought or action. They’re not going to care if we became the change we wished to see.
They’re not going to care whether we voted Democrat, Republican, Green, Libertarian, or not at all. They’re not going to care if we wrote really big books about it. They’re not going to care whether we had “compassion” for the CEOs and politicians running this deathly economy.
They’re going to care whether they can breathe the air and drink the water.
In march 2014 even the Guardian (a respected liberal UK newspaper) published an article supporting a radical approach to climate change:
Not even climate change will kill off capitalism
As long as the conditions for investment and profit remain, the system will adapt. Which is why we need a revolution.