FAQ

FAQ

Q: Why does industrial civilization need to be dismantled? Won’t we just reach a tipping point in public opinion?
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Q: I believe in the hundredth monkey story, in which one monkey learned a new skill, and taught it to the others until a critical mass of monkeys (say, one hundred) had learned this skill, suddenly all the monkeys knew the skill, even on other islands. If enough minds are changed, won’t civilization transform itself into something sustainable?
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Q: You can’t force people to change. What we really need is a paradigm shift.
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Q: I’m a fan of Daniel Quinn. He says we should just walk away. I know there is something wrong here. What do you think?
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Q: How do I know that civilization is not redeemable?
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Q: How can I be sure my actions won’t hasten or cause the extinction of the very species I’m trying to save? How can I be sure my actions won’t result in hungry people killing every last wild animal in the area for food or cutting down every last tree for fuel?
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Q: How can I do something to help bring down civilization and not just throw away my life in a useless act?
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Q: Why should I take large-scale direct action against the system when almost nobody else, especially in the first world, is?
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Q: What might distinguish an anti-civilization resistance from other popular movements that those in power have successfully overpowered COINTELPRO-style? Do people have new strategies and tactics that can stand up to these new systems and technologies?
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Q: A resistance movement will be demonized and portrayed as eco-terrorists by the mainstream media. Is there an alternative media in place with a strategy to counter this?
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Q: Is there a solidarity/support network in place to support someone who goes to prison for activism? Is there a support system in place to support someone’s family if an activist goes to prison and is the breadwinner?
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Q: How can I accept the risks of being caught when that could mean never being able to see or help my family/lover/children in these difficult times?
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Q: If we act effectively against those in power, won’t those in power just come down on us harder?
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Q: What has happened to those who have tried to use violence? Fred Hampton, Laura Whitehorn , and Susan Rosenberg are just a few of the many who have tried to use force and have ended up dead, framed, or in jail. You say we all have a role; how do you feel about proposing that others do what you will not do?
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Q: If we dismantle civilization, won’t that kill millions of people in cities? What about them?
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Q: Civilization is the only thing keeping violent criminals from raping/killing people like in those horrible places far away. Who will protect my family if we dismantle civilization?
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Q: Will civilization just reassemble itself?
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CREDIT: Deep Green Resistance—International

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