This power structure’s insatiable need for the extraction and importation of resources underlies every possible expression of its malignant force. Sexual violence, social stratification, and ecological devastation are all geared towards the same end – securing more blood for the vampire of civilization. Any time we witness violence, brutality, oppression, or exploitation, we must ask ourselves, what resource are the agents of the dominant culture attempting to harvest here, and how can we most effectively cripple their ability to do so?
“The threats to human life on earth are many, as we move into the twenty-first century, but they are all aspects of one crisis – the crisis that arises from our inability to live satisfied human lives within the boundaries set by nature.”
– Molly Scott Cato
“To pretend that civilization can exist without destroying its own landbase and the landbases and cultures of others is to be entirely ignorant of history, biology, thermodynamics, morality, and self-preservation.”
– Derrick Jensen