Systems of power are created by humans and can be stopped by humans

Today I was reading a well written, yet depressing post from one of my favorite blogs, Pray for Calamity, and I found myself wanting to respond to this statement:

We exist in a world in which manmade social systems are destroying the life giving biological systems of the Earth. All the while, these social systems have stripped us of any real say over how those same systems function.

This is true. We won’t win this war by following the rules created by those in power.

Systems of power are created by humans and can be stopped by humans. The people in power are not supernatural or immortal, and they can be brought down.

History provides many examples of successful resistance. There is no reason why we can’t do the same.

Of course, there is also reason to be extremely afraid. If we threaten them, they may listen, but they also may punish us with death or imprisonment. If we want to stop those in power from murdering the planet, we will have to face the fear and do what is right anyway.

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