Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Place For Us

I have to admit my despair along with others who hold to a similar philosophy about oppressive government and human rights. We feel we have no place to go to be left alone if that is what we desire and that is most certainly true here in the United States today. Some consider "virtual cantons," where we could be allowed to cohabit peacefully. Others wait ready to defend themselves as martial law is expected to be declared under so many potential pretenses. If there was a place on the earth we could move to experience freedom I would happily go and raise my children there. New Zealand has come up in discussions as this article in the Sunday Star Times points out a growing number of New Zealanders hoping for the same.

Sunday Star Times
Sam Buchanan

Anarchism is a personal and political philosophy based on the premise that no person has the right to have authority over another. We aren't opposed to organisation, but insist that it should always be fully democratic and voluntary. [snip]

The philosophy of anarchism is in many ways similar to the "green" movement, and many anarchists are involved with environmental campaigns and projects. Our opposition to authority and domination leads us to become involved in feminism, anti-military and anti-colonial movements, and to oppose racism and abuse. Anarchists are also often involved in mutual aid projects such as community gardens, collective workshops, art and music groups and rural communes.

We also see similarities to anarchism in many indigenous societies. While on the surface they may often appear hierarchical, there is often a subtle system of checks and balances that ensure leaders must carefully represent peoples' needs or quickly lose their authority. Read More


  1. Jay, In response to your post on Anarchy and Green Movement :

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

    Industrial Society is destroying necessary things [Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Land] for making unnecessary things [consumer goods].

    "Growth Rate" - "Economy Rate" - "GDP"

    These are figures of "Ecocide".
    These are figures of "crimes against Nature".
    These are figures of "destruction of Ecosystems".
    These are figures of "Insanity, Abnormality and Criminality".

    The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

    The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature [Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Land].

    Destroy the system that has killed all ecosystems.

    Destroy the society that plunders, exploits and kills earth 365 days of the year and then celebrates Earth Day.

    Chief Seattle of the Indian Tribe had warned the destroyers of ecosystems way back in 1854 :

    Only after the last tree has been cut down,
    Only after the last river has been poisoned,
    Only after the last fish has been caught,
    Only then will you realize that you cannot eat money.

    To read the complete article please follow any of these links.

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

    Delhi, India

  2. Sushil, I understand the desire to go back and start over. I don’t think this is something we can do. We are now here, what is here is here. By design what is not good or healthy will either self-destruct or correct itself. I believe this planet can heal over time. I believe it is possible. In the mean time, there needs to be a place on this earth for those who feel as you do, or I do. Right now this is not so. Where there is potential there are global powers in place who’s hunger to rule over all to have more and more power (as with any dark energy it cannot stop hungering for more). If the few rule all, I believe this will be the darkest time mankind has ever known.

    Keep up the good work. More and more may figure these things out if they can stop and wake up a little bit. I have started with my self and my children to unplug, at least from the propaganda of the media and entertainment being fed to us. I will not participate in having my mind molded to fit this agenda.

    Take Care,