END:CIV: Resist or Die


Note: replaced video June 14, 2011

Man vs Nature I

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 on Apr 20, 2011

END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?”

The causes underlying the collapse of civilizations are usually traced to overuse of resources. As we write this, the world is reeling from economic chaos, peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, and political turmoil. Every day, the headlines re-hash stories of scandal and betrayal of the public trust. We don’t have to make outraged demands for the end of the current global system — it seems to be coming apart already.

END:CIV – Resist or Die – WWW.ENDCIV.COM


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Martin Luther King Jr.: Organized Non-violent resistance is the most powerful weapon (1957)

END:CIV: F*ck Patience

END:CIV Premise 2 of Derrick Jensen’s Endgame

END:CIV Premise 3 of Derrick Jensen’s Endgame

End: Civ: Premise 10: The culture and most of its members are insane

End: Civ: The first premise of Derrick Jensen’s Endgame

12 thoughts on “END:CIV: Resist or Die

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  8. also, if you think about it, that mentality is not breaking the ‘golden rule’

    if someone forcibly either physically or through other means makes you a slave to them or someone else, by ‘fighting back’ or ‘resisting’ or whatever word you want to use…you never break the golden rule, even if you must kill that other person to stop them.

    why? because you are not doing what they are doing to you, in every essence (metaphysical or otherwise) of the word. you are not enslaving them to you by physical or other means. the point of your action, if it be to kill, is not to enslave but because there is no other option but to kill to protect yourself.

    by this logic, according to the golden rule, i would love someone to kill me if i was enslaving them to me through physical or other means and i refused to stop at all costs…why? because i would do the same in the other place if i had to.

    of course, i use this as an extreme example to prove that it’s not violence, it’s self-defense. and even if we want to babble over semantics and call it violence it is never the equivalent. it is counterviolence

  9. it’s not violence. it’s self-defense.
    that’s one of his main premises behind his point of view. the actions aren’t equivalent. one is violence, the other is self-defense.

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