Endgame Premises Archives: 16: The material world is primary

The material world is primary. This does not mean that the
spirit does not exist, nor that the material world is all there is. It means that
spirit mixes with flesh. It means also that real world actions have real world
consequences. It means we cannot rely on Jesus, Santa Claus, the Great Mother,
or even the Easter Bunny to get us out of this mess. It means this mess really is
a mess, and not just the movement of God’s eyebrows. It means we have to face
this mess ourselves. It means that for the time we are here on Earth—whether
or not we end up somewhere else after we die, and whether we are condemned or privileged to live here—the Earth is the point. It is primary. It is our home. It
is everything. It is silly to think or act or be as though this world is not real and primary. It is silly and pathetic to not live our lives as though our lives are real.

Once, the Monsoon

Field notes from a botanical sanctuary: changing weather patterns are causing havoc to plants Featured image: Mist over local neighbourhood and Banasura      by Suprabha Seshan I love being at home, in Wayanad, when the south-west monsoon arrives. This hilly district of northern Kerala is still full of tall trees and myriad creatures, and drenched in … Continue reading Once, the Monsoon

Is the World a Better Place Because You Were Born?

by Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance I was asked to speak about the state of the planet, and to do it in under five minutes. I can do it in three. The world is being murdered, flayed alive, poisoned, gutted, dismembered. Every biological indicator is going the wrong direction. And it’s getting worse by … Continue reading Is the World a Better Place Because You Were Born?

The Destruction of Experience: How Ecopsychology Has Failed

I do not remember the first time I saw my mother’s face, though I know she remembers the first time she saw mine. It was the very beginning of my life, my birth. I do not remember the first time I saw my mother’s face, but, I do remember the first time I saw my mother’s face at what would have been the end of my life after I tried to kill myself.

This is what I’m thinking about as I hold my fifteen-month-old baby nephew Thomas while he falls asleep. ... Continue reading →

The Movement to Dismantle Civilization

Why all permaculture designs should include supporting a culture of resistance This essay originally appeared at Colorado Permaculture Guild By Jennifer Murnan / Deep Green Resistance Currently, permaculture operates in the realm of bright green environmental activism and seemingly believes that the current culture can be transformed. Why should permaculturalists choose to align themselves with … Continue reading The Movement to Dismantle Civilization

DIY Resistance: Find Rock Bottom

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance The August San Diego sun was hot. I spread a white blanket on the white concrete floor of a patio behind another mental health hospital, opened the book I asked my mother to bring me – Derrick … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Find Rock Bottom

Deep Green Resistance – Liberal vs Radical Part 3 of 3

Don’t miss Liberal vs Radical part one and part two. (Video captions available in English, Russian, Portuguese.  Contact us if you would like to translate this or other Deep Green Resistance videos to another language.) Video Transcript: Once people realize that bad things are happening most of us are called to action. I would say these are the four main categories … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance – Liberal vs Radical Part 3 of 3