Ecology is Economy


earthrise-moonsurface I believe Earth contains all the materials and environments needed for the evolutionary development of life — right up to the point of developing the capacity for leaving the planet permanently for other worlds. The miracle of photosynthesis alone shows me this.

I believe all the truth of existence on all levels is encoded into the very fabric of nature and how it performs. Nature was not made or developed contrary to our nature. It is a single unified nature in which we take part. The continuation of complex mammalian life forms working through sexual reproduction to create new life, new love is all the proof of this I need.

This means that my spiritual perspective and ideals must manifest as a green politics, and that the most important public policies and issues deal with how we preserve, conserve, and share what we have in common. That is the ground under all our feet, the soils in which our food grows, the waters we drink, the airs we all breath. Science has revealed enough to us over the last few centuries for us to know what it takes for humans to thrive and be healthy into an elevated truly good life. We know what it takes: healthy soils, waters, and air.

When you see any politics focused on economics or moral issues as if they are separate from this, you are watching various persons or groups angling for permanent advantage over others, putting them under their boot of derision and using sophistry or pseudo-morality to do it.

Ecology is Economy.

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  1. Your views are very similar to those of Arne Naess, the Norwegian philosopher and the main proponent of the deep ecology movement.

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