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"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."

Wellington, CA, New Zealand
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.

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Groups Acoustic Coffee House, Addressing Global Warming, Global Alliance to Ban GMOs, Global Healing, Localized Food Systems and Sustainability, Reforming Our Democracy!
Hometown Berkeley, CA 
Birthday Jan 01  
Languages English, Spanish  
About Me 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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Pets Cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions secular humanist, Humanist, Pantheist, pagan, atheist, Animist  
Eating Habits wannabe vegetarian, 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.
My Philosophy 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 victim blaming, the "tattle-tale" taboo, wage slavery, people who have no compassion, Rascism, The rat race, pretense, Ayn Rand, Randites, Arrogance, Prejudice/Ignorance/Injustice, Apathy and Ignorance, individualism, Superficial / materialistic people!, Those who hurt  
Passions Friends, Beautiful people, Kindness and Compassion, spirituality and life, Human beings, love, writing, peace, other cultures, nature, mythology, music, my cats, making a difference, Life - it's a blast, learning, earth, broadening my horizons, books, art  
Inspirations compassionate and courageous People, People waking and seeing their own light, My best friend, compassionate people, understanding, to fulfill my purpose on earth, The Great Spirit, the beauty of nature, some of my teachers, peacemakers, peace, nature, music, love, lif  
What Scares Me Objectivism, Ayn Rand, "Big Brother", War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Losing the ones I love, hate, global warming, George W. Bush, current USA administration, cruel people, apathy, Fear Is Void of Freedom, Randite Libertarians, greed and gluttony, War - Cruelty  
Role Models Raj Patel, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, passionate people, Good teachers, Stephen Colbert, Harriet Tubman and other brave women, John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Che Guevara, Dennis Kucinich, David Brower  
Quotation "What we call human nature, in actuality, is human habit." Jewel Kilcher
Interests Communities, Indigenous Peoples, Primitivism, Pre-Neolithic humans, Paleolithic Era, Ancient civilizations and culture, Ancient India, India, Hinduism, Hindi, Tamil, Spirituality/Philosophy, psychology, music, humor, Wildlife, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology  
Books My novels, Fantasy/sci-fi social commentary, Soical commentary, Political commentary, The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike, fantasy, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Ender's Game, Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, The Third Side by William Yury, Losing Ground, Coffee Wi  
Music tori amos, the beatles, oldies, Led Zeppelin, Classic Rock, all kinds, Anggun, Des'ree, Imogen Heap, Sarah McLachlan, Loreena McKennett, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Beethoven  
Movies the Matrix, Fight Club, Donnie Darko, American Beauty, Serenity, Fight Club, Equilibrium, Series 7, American Beauty, LA Story, Batman Begins  
TV Shows Misfits, 30 Rock, Glee, Dr. Who, Flight of the Conchords, The Colbert Report, the Daily Show, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Heroes, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dead Like Me  
Favorite Foods Gorganzola cheese, brie cheese, havarti cheese, mozzarella, pineapples, parsley, strawberries, salad, japanese, italian, cheese, american, Indian Food, gulab jamin, pizza, Greek salad, macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, anything with cheese  
Favorite Places woods, New York City, New Zealand, Nyack NY, Yellow Springs OH, Berkeley CA, Havana Cuba, The East Village, New York  
Can't Live Without sleep, peace, nature, My cat, music, love, laughter, hope, friends, freedom, food, family, cats, My imagination, vegitarian food, animals in my life, love, friends  
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