Endgame Premises Archives: 1: Civilization can never be sustainable

Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is espe-
cially true for industrial civilization.

Positive Thinking in a Dark Age

I recall a Buddhist parable involving a stick that appears from a distance to be a snake, causing fear to rise in the perceiver. As the perception shifts upon closer examination, the fear subsides and the relieved hiker continues down the path. Understanding and awareness have a lot to do with how we feel and how we act. As hosts to the dominant cultural mindset (our collective understanding of who we are in the universe), our minds play a critical part in both perpetuating our dominant way of life and also in shifting away from it. ... Continue reading →

Time is Short: Reasoning to Resistance

15 Realities of our Global Environmental Crisis By Deep Green Resistance Industrial civilization is not, and can never be, sustainable. Any social system based on the use of non-renewable resources is by definition unsustainable. Non-renewable means it will eventually run out. If you hyper-exploit your non-renewable surroundings, you will deplete them and die. Even for … Continue reading Time is Short: Reasoning to Resistance

Will Falk: Pinyon-Juniper Forests: The Oldest Refugee Crisis

Editor’s Note: this is the second of a multi-part series of pinyon-juniper deforestestion.  The first part can be found here. By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Featured image by Max Wilbert My thoughts race with yesterday. My friend Max Wilbert and I left Park City, Utah in the pre-dawn bitter cold crossing the Wasatch … Continue reading Will Falk: Pinyon-Juniper Forests: The Oldest Refugee Crisis

Derrick Jensen: Sustainable Development is a Lie

by Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance The term “development” is just colonialism applied to the natural world, says Derrick Jensen. “Sustainable development” is a claim to virtue. The word “development” used in this sense is a lie. The word “develop” means “to grow,” “to progress,” “to become fuller, more advanced.” Some synonyms are “evolution, … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: Sustainable Development is a Lie

The Ecomodernist Manifesto is a program for genocide and ecocide

By Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance Robert Jay Lifton noted that before you can commit any mass atrocity, you must convince yourself and others that what you’re doing is not atrocious, but rather beneficial. You must have what he called a “claim to virtue.” Thus the Nazis weren’t, from their perspective, committing mass murder … Continue reading The Ecomodernist Manifesto is a program for genocide and ecocide

The History of Piñon Pine and Juniper Logging in the Great Basin

At this point, there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that civilization, especially industrial civilization, inherently destroys the land. It’s part of the very nature of this culture. If you need any more convincing, research into the history of mining in the Great Basin will provide you evidence aplenty. Today, we bring you an … Continue reading The History of Piñon Pine and Juniper Logging in the Great Basin

Kim Hill: A Sustainable Population

by Kim Hill / Deep Green Resistance Australia A sustainable population ensures that the population of all other species who share the land where they live is also sustained.  A population that causes the extinction of another species is not sustainable.  Earth’s current human population causes the extinction of 200 species per day. A sustainable … Continue reading Kim Hill: A Sustainable Population

Sustainability is Destroying the Earth

by Kim Hill, Deep Green Resistance Australia Don’t talk to me about sustainability. You want to question my lifestyle, my impact, my ecological footprint? There is a monster standing over us, with a footprint so large it can trample a whole planet underfoot, without noticing or caring. This monster is Industrial Civilization. I refuse to … Continue reading Sustainability is Destroying the Earth

Time is Short: Interview With An Eco-Saboteur, Part II

In 1993 Michael Carter was arrested and indicted for underground environmental activism. Since then he’s worked aboveground, fighting timber sales and oil and gas leasing, protecting endangered species, and more. Today, he’s a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau, and author of the memoir Kingfishers’ Song: Memories Against Civilization. Time is Short spoke with … Continue reading Time is Short: Interview With An Eco-Saboteur, Part II

Open Letter to Reclaim Environmentalism

By Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen Once, the environmental movement was about protecting the natural world from the insatiable demands of this extractive culture. Some of the movement still is: around the world grassroots activists and their organizations are fighting desperately to save this or that creature they love, this or that plant or fungi, … Continue reading Open Letter to Reclaim Environmentalism