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Why ‘Self-Sufficiency’ Should Replace ‘Sustainability’ in the Environmental Movement

“The environmental movement is in love with the word ‘sustainable’. Admittedly, it’s a wonderful word in the purest sense, meaning; 1. capable of being sustained, 2. capable of being continued with minimal long-term effect on the environment.

Who doesn’t want those capabilities? Yet, ‘sustainability’, like everything else good and pure, has seemingly been hijacked by the ruling oligarchs as a way to impose more top-down control of society. Passionate environmentalists are beginning to realize that the only way to affect real change is by becoming sustainable individuals through self-sufficiency. This focus on individual empowerment will naturally lead to increased liberty, as it minimizes the tactics used by mega-cartels and government to control our core needs of food, electricity, or medicine. Living in an environmentally and socially sustainable world should be an obvious goal, but it won’t work if imposed at the barrel of a gun.”

Via Activist Post

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  1. April 19, 2011 at 10:14 am | #1

    I saw this article on another blog. This is a very compelling argument but I’m wondering how to address the people who have the means to pollute. This works out great in societies where there isn’t the economic means to pollute but if people in China, Europe, and North America were left to their own devices without regulations, wouldn’t that just result in a lot more pollution?

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