Our resistance to the planet’s destruction—this resistance is often called environmentalism—is of course servile to the core. Our activism consists almost exclusively of begging those in power to go against the requirements and rewards of this omnicidal economic and political and cultural system and do the right thing, something we know they will never do with any consistency, something we know they cannot do with any consistency, because to do so would cause the entire economic system (based as it is functionally upon unsustainable and exploitative activities) to implode. We never demand they do the right thing. And we certainly never force them to do the right thing.

Derrick Jensen

(And we never take “them” out of “our activism.”)

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