Endgame Premises Archives: 14: We are enculturated to hate life

From birth on—and probably from conception, but I’m not sure how I’d make the case—we are individually and collectively enculturated to hate life, hate the natural world, hate the wild, hate wild animals, hate women, hate children, hate our bodies, hate and fear our emotions, hate ourselves. If we did not hate the world, we could not allow it to be destroyed before our eyes. If we did not hate ourselves, we could not allow our homes—and our
bodies—to be poisoned.

From Megafauna to Mecha-Fauna

Children no longer grow up in relationship with wild beings. Big machines are filling that void. by Max Wilbert My nephew is two-and-a-half years old. His language capabilities are exploding, and he is growing fast. Like most toddlers, he is a wellspring of boundless energy and pure love. On our walks through Pacific Northwest forests, … Continue reading From Megafauna to Mecha-Fauna

Have the Machines Already Taken Over?

This article describes the madness of consumption, the accumulation of things, and the impact of consumerism on the human state of being and on the natural world. by Phil Knight / Counterpunch According to Ron Milo and his colleagues at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, in 2020 the mass of artificial, human made objects … Continue reading Have the Machines Already Taken Over?

Lithium Wars: The New Gold Rush

In these brief series, Max Wilbert explores the #ThackerPass Litium Deposit in Humboldt Count, Nevada which will serve as a lithium clay mining development project  proposed by the Nevada government and federal agencies. This project will compromise the flora, fauna and streams of the area just for the sake of “clean” energy and profit. By … Continue reading Lithium Wars: The New Gold Rush

The Highest Levels of Mercury Ever Found in Living Beings

This article written by Cypress Hansen describes the harm caused to large mammals due to pollutants and toxic chemicals entering our seas and oceans. Cypress suggests these beings offer a significant indicator of the health of earth’s waters. By Cypress Hansen/Mongabay Dozens of whales and dolphins that beached themselves on the U.S. Atlantic Coast contained … Continue reading The Highest Levels of Mercury Ever Found in Living Beings

It’s Not “Revenge Porn” or Deepfakes — It’s Digital Rape

In this piece, Max talks about revenge porn and deepfakes as a new form of pornography. Pornography has always been a tool for the subjugation of women by patriarchy. The article further relates subjugation of women to the subjugation of the natural world. By Max Wilbert Our culture is a culture of violation, a culture … Continue reading It’s Not “Revenge Porn” or Deepfakes — It’s Digital Rape

The Last Old-Growth Forests Are Being Logged in Western Canada

In this episode of Resistance Radio Derrick Jensen interviews Michelle Connolly, who is an activist living in Prince George, BC, the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation. She has spent much of her life exploring and experiencing natural forests, and has an educational background in forest ecology, although she is not a researcher and … Continue reading The Last Old-Growth Forests Are Being Logged in Western Canada

Squeeze Every Drop of Slave’s Blood Out of Ourselves

Editor’s note: this is an edited transcript of Derrick Jensen’s talk, which you can listen to here. What does it mean to decolonize my heart and mind, and how do I go about doing that?     by Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance Many indigenous people have said to me that the first and … Continue reading Squeeze Every Drop of Slave’s Blood Out of Ourselves

Strangely Like Gulag

By Suprabha Seshan / Journal of the Krishnamurti Schools A slightly different version of this piece first appeared in Local Futures: Economics of Happiness.  Thanks to all for their permission and assistance in republishing. We were not meant for this. We were meant to live and love and play and work and even hate more simply … Continue reading Strangely Like Gulag

Direct Action Journal: The Wound of Perpetual Guilt

     by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance If fear is the mind killer, guilt is the heart killer. Experiencing guilt creates a wound. The wound is healed when the behavior producing the guilt is rectified. The scar that forms over the wound serves as a reminder to guide future behavior. Living in a … Continue reading Direct Action Journal: The Wound of Perpetual Guilt

Lierre Keith: The Girls and the Grasses

Captured in a test tube, blood may look like a static liquid, but it’s alive, as animate and intelligent as the rest of you. It also makes up a great deal of you: of your 50 trillion cells, one-quarter are red blood cells. Two million are born every second. On their way to maturation, red … Continue reading Lierre Keith: The Girls and the Grasses