Declare a Green War Now!

Struggle has brought man into being.

Struggle against nature, against other humans, within himself.

Today it is no different.

The task now set before us is gargantuan transformation. Nothing less is required than changing humanity’s social and economic relationship to the planet.

The good news is that more and more people are aware and willing to pay the price of necessary change.

While some look to the stars to usher in a new age, others realize that the stars are still too far away. And in any case, there certainly will not be enough time to reach them if we do not fundamentally transform relationships here on earth.

Ironically, the much feared outbreak of World War Three has already begun; the planet has long since declared war on mankind.

Thus, it is time to declare a national emergency and to take the necessary steps to combat our present inimical, unsustainable state of technology and organization.

A defining feature of humanity has been the nature of its use of earth’s resources. In a sense, the history of man has been the story of the unfolding of the changing energy making regimes under which he has lived. We have lived through wood, coal, oil, and uranium. Now we seek the establishment of a new energy regime consisting of wind, sun, water, and (someday hopefully) fusion. We have the technological, organizational, and economic means to successfully accomplish this epochal transformation. What is momentarily lacking is an acute global political will.

Protest and publication of the issues at stake must increase as they indeed do on an almost daily basis. Political organization on a local, national, and global scale is both essential and practical given our new means of media.

The spark has been struck. It is inevitable that change will come; the question is under what circumstances. Will it be under terms of organized and perspicacious reform, or the taking of desperate measures in a world spun out of control? The choice is, for a short time still, ours to make.

Declare a Green World War Now!

 

Dan Corjescu teaches Political Philosophy at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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