"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
Berkeley, CA, USA
Speaks: English, Spanish
Joined Aug 4, 2013
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Hello, and welcome to Sitakali's Infinite Ramblings.
I am an atheist pantheist who hopes to do as much as possible to help the people and creatures of this Earth in one lifetime.
I believe that there are several ways of going about this, but they must be related to social, economic, and environmental justice. This justice would be brought about by equitable power and resource distribution, as well as emotional and psychological well-being.
First, I will give an overview of some practical ways in which we can go about this change:
1. Permaculture: For a more environmentally sustainable world. The best idea I've found so far that can create self-sustaining systems, communities, and economies within both industrialized and "Lesser-Developed" countries.
2. Microcredit or microlending: A tactic to create independent, small, self-sufficient economies in "lesser-developed" countries. Made famous by the Nobel Peace Prize winning Grameen Bank. Criticisms are valid, however, and must be considered. Microcredit is a solution we can use while working within the capitalist, and even Neo-Liberal world. It is a means to get to a better end.
3. The Just Transition Movement: An innovative way to keep workers from suffering from environmental regulations. Put a Just Transition policy in place, and people can no longer argue that environmental regulation "hurts workers," "destroys jobs," or "hurts the economy." Also read about the organization called the Just Transition Alliance.
Politically, I label myself as an anarcho-socialist, which I feel is more accurate than saying "very liberal." The term "liberal" has been used for so long to mean "tolerant" and "open-minded," and I don't believe that necessarily applies to me. As the title of this post denotes, I am not a very tolerant person. I am generally either accepting or strongly morally opposed and self-righteous. I am aware that this may not be the most effective or healthy state of mind, and I try to change where I can, but I also acknowledge where I am today.
Some people argue that anarchism and socialism cannot go hand-in-hand, and I both agree and disagree. As it stands now, if we were to suddenly try to change into an anarchistic society overnight, then there would be chaos. We would see an even more extreme version of what we see now: huge gaps between the rich and poor, powerful and powerless, with nothing to regulate that power or wealth. Then again, that's not very anarchistic at all, is it? Anarchism is about getting rid of power hierarchies and authority. Even if we got rid of what most people call "government," we would still have imbalances of power that lead to authoritarian, governing bodies.
So instead, what we need is a quick reform, which involves equitable redistribution of power and wealth, and a lot of therapy. Once everyone is on equal footing again (I say "again," because this used to be the case about ten thousand years ago), we will have no need for governing bodies. In this sense, socialism and anarchism do go hand in hand. If there is a lack of equality in wealth and resources, then there is a lack of equality in power, and therefore a lack of anarchism.
Just so you know, I have several blogs, so I don't post everything here. Most of my stuff is on my main website: this is a portal to all my blogs.
Other blogs are listed and described here.
I use the screenname Sitakali on virtually every website I belong to.
||Aug 4, 2013
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Acoustic Coffee House, Addressing Global Warming, Anarcho-Socialists, Dennis Kucinich: A Man of Peace, Justice and Freedom, Department of Peace & NonViolence Campaign, Environmental Party, Global Alliance to Ban GMOs, Global Healing, Green News Review, Localized Food Systems and Sustainability, Peace & Nonviolence Network, Reforming Our Democracy!, Save Endangered Wild Animals, Sustainable Farms and Food for the Future more »
||I am very passionate about social justice and identify as an anarcho-socialist or libertarian socialist. I am also a strong environmentalist and social ecologist.
I am in my first year of university, obtaining a BSc in Veterinary Technology.
My pet peeves are apathy and Randite Libertarians, and my inspirations are passionate, beautiful people who care about others and want to make a difference in the world.
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Picky eater but not a vegetarian
|Wild Fact About Me
||I have memorized pi to the 42nd decimal. I have a strange talent with animals.
||Do what thou wilt and harm none.
|What Gives Me Hope
||People. Their amazing minds, compassion, and love.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||I would give Indigenous People recognition and power in the UN and international community, and promote sustainable subsistence agriculture. Or maybe the first thing I would do is require all law enforcement, teachers, and politicians to learn conflict resolution as their primary skill.
|What/who changed my life and why
||The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike. I was in a severe depression, and this book brought me out of it. This does not include the new books he published in the series recently.
|What Bugs Me
the "tattle-tale" taboo,
people who have no compassion,
The rat race,
Apathy and Ignorance,
Superficial / materialistic people!,
Those who hurt
Kindness and Compassion,
spirituality and life,
making a difference,
Life - it's a blast,
broadening my horizons,
compassionate and courageous People,
People waking and seeing their own light,
My best friend,
to fulfill my purpose on earth,
The Great Spirit,
the beauty of nature,
some of my teachers,
|What Scares Me
War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference,
Losing the ones I love,
George W. Bush,
current USA administration,
Fear Is Void of Freedom,
greed and gluttony,
War - Cruelty
Harriet Tubman and other brave women,
Martin Luther King Jr.,
||"What we call human nature, in actuality, is human habit." Jewel Kilcher
Ancient civilizations and culture,
Fantasy/sci-fi social commentary,
The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike,
A Short History of Nearly Everything,
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn,
The Third Side by William Yury,
Flight of the Conchords,
The Colbert Report,
the Daily Show,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Dead Like Me
macaroni and cheese,
anything with cheese
New York City,
Yellow Springs OH,
The East Village,
|Can't Live Without
animals in my life,
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