I am not green but I practice greener living. I am carbon trapped and path dependent in affluence. I am locked into a destructive civilization. I do know what is greener after 60 years of life with the last 20 dedicated to what is greener. It took ten of those years to get on a greener path and the last ten to build a greener homestead and monestary. This is still not green but it is greener. I am prepped for a world in a paradigm of decline. What is greener is more prepped. What is greener is more spirtual. Combine these and you have spirtual permaculture.
I am being a scold. I am engaging in green pontification but mainly in observation. I am a hipocrit too. I find enjoyment in musing. It is liberating to be a scold. As a permaculture farmer I am always pissed off because there is not enough time, money and people to do what needs to be done. Yet, in a few moments in the day there are special feelings like when a quail jumps up in a beautiful glade of grass I helped along. I am as human as you are. So really, I am scolding myself. I am getting old a weak and the thought of being poor and miserable is terrifying. So, don’t think I am above you.
The left represents green today. I am speaking to the left. I would speak another sermon to the right. The left is pushing dishonest science and their conduct is fraudulent. They are bribing their constituents with green new deals. When they are called out on this, they employ subterfuge. The left’s gaslighting leadership is led by the wealthy. Affluence is in not green. Affluent green leadership is now an ideology of the great reset and 4th industrial revolution. This is said to be green and will save the planet. Tech is anti-life and anti-community once it suffers diminishing returns so today’s green leadership is the definition of a corrupt anti-green.
Green is ideological these days instead of natural. The green community now expects you to be woke. Woke is devisive and focuses on the ideology of victimhood. Many if not most green academics talk green but don’t live it. They talk about abstract ideas of green that in most cases are so colored with ideology they aren’t even talking green anymore. They are in their ivory towers pontificating. They build shiny new fake green buildings offering green certifications. They drive and fly to conferences. This non green activity is supported by the student loan complex that pumps billions of dirty fossil fuel produced wealth into their tenured coffers. This is just more of the administrative state that must be deconstructed to get greener.
This green conduct is fraudulent. Greens are pushing anti-science to control and manipulate science for ideological ends. Science is no longer objective and neutral. Science today is guided by cancel culture and information management instead of the truth. Science is corrupted by technology. Technology is a destructive part of human nature. When tech hits diminishing returns, it is anti-life. Science is now a green anti-life charade. You can’t fix environmental destruction with what is destroying it. If you pretend you are then your conduct is fraudulent. Embracing Marxism and socialism as a fix for capitalism and markets is just a different shade of the same destructiveness.
Injecting woke ideology of gender, race and sexual orientation into the green conversation only succeeds in dividing the green community from what is greener. The injection of indigenous culture into the conversation by people engage in fraudulent behavior only corrupts the vital message of the indigenous who are themselves increasingly corrupted by the ideology of sustainable development of the technocrats. The proper indigenous message is appropriate technology not the current green technology of smart, electric, and centralized. Appropriate is decentralized with less electric and it is smart enough.
Technology is now a sacrament in science. Scientist are now the priest of political and economic scientism. Science is now a religion and it has made green a religion too. Delocalization and transhumanism of the machine are the new cathedrals of worship. There is much talk of decoupling, dematerialization, and deindustrialization but it is mostly talk. Affluence when in diminishing returns can’t decoupled from carbon. Dematerialization is not possible when more technology and efficiency are the goal to get green. Talk of deindustrialization is just a wealth transfer exercise. They talk about ending fossil fuels for electric that is produced by fossil fuels. This is a circular gaming to stay technological and affluent.
The degrowth community is also corrupted. Degrowth is the only way forward both active and passive. The problem with the degrowth community is they can’t sell pain and suffering so they play the noble lie game. Degrowth is increased poverty. Steady state economics is when degrowth is over. The only way you can make it palatable is with spirituality. The only affluence in degrowth is spirtual affluence. Spirtual affluence is only found through grace. This spirituality is of less materialism and more humility. It is ascetically meek and belittled in Spartan living arrangements. This is not the type of ideology that can produce a movement so it is lied about to get traction.
What is green? Green is an oral culture that is made up of small bands of families that relate to each other as a tribe. They engage in semi-nomadic hunting and gathering that is minimalist and let nature set complexity. They use appropriate tech of the natural science of food, water, and shelter. The don’t need to rewild because they are already wild. They engage in small transient agriculture that is disruptive but disruptive in a good way. Small scale activities that create localized succession is beneficial to the ecosystem. They engage in social activities that are family orientated and technologically appropriate with minimalism. They wander just as the bison and the elk do by nature.
Green today can only be the effort at getting more like the semi-nomadic hunter gather and less like a modern green. I call this greener and it is relative and realistic. If you want to be green today all you can do is try to be greener. Don’t be fooled by EVs, Solar, and wind. Don’t be bribed by people who are corrupt who talk green but live otherwise. These are the people who fly to climate conferences or practice environmental and social governance from their Wall Street perch. This is bribery. ESG is a woke lie to make people feel better as a victim or victimizer. This is a color revolution tool of control. There is nothing egalitarian with woke because these are lies and serve the unnatural elite.
Family is greener. In fact, it is only in and through the family green is possible because family is the basis of human nature. The modern green is embracing anti-family woke policy. Decentralization is green. The modern green embraces the centralized technocratic administrative state that is pushing a controlled population with technology of the machine. The machine is anti-life. The administrative state is a product of civilization in diminishing returns. Socialism is an administrative state. Capitalism and free and fair markets work at the local level and so does socialism. They do not scale in any other way and it is only at scale there is balance. Balance is green.
Urbanism is not green and can’t be made green. Walkable communities that are urban are only walkable because trucks haul in food and goods. Water is collected with machines. Waste is removed with machines in effluents that are not nutrient streams but instead poisons of eutrophication and forever chemicals. Urbanism allows elitism and elitism leads to the corruption of power. Corruption and power are not green. There are no green cities and no green elites. They can’t even be made greener because of the lies. They represent the fall of man.
Localism is greener. Permaculture localism is the act of being greener. The destructiveness of machines and lifestyles of delocalization are made greener with localism. Seasonality and intermitency are embraced to get greener. Localism allows seasonality and intermitency naturally. If batteries and machines producing electricity are used, they are decentralized and appropriate in scale meaning small applications and simpler. Fossil fuels are used but minimally. Robust materials are used sparingly where they have valuable cost benefits. It is understood that all these wonders no matter how appropriately applied are still supplied by an inappropriate and destructive civilization.
Spiritualism is green when it is humble and accepting. It is accepted that we got to this place and there are consequences. There will be a price paid for affluence even for those who were never affluent. We are humble when we negotiate with affluence so as to employ a wisdom of less. It is always the case these days less technology and affluent living is greener and more is less. This is because the world has tipped over.
It is understood that urbanism means more affluence. Urbanism brings us knowledge and affluent things so through green wisdom we accept that urbanism is the problem. Civilization is what got us here to the precipice. It is time to leave. Yet because of our lock-in this departure can only be greener. We can do hard things with less. We can say no. We can suffer. We can’t have our cake and eat it. We can only live the paradox of dualism which these days is a Catch 22 of predicaments and problems.
In my last post I spoke about the Maya. They knew the cycles of life. They knew through cyclic wisdom when civilization needed to be deconstructed. We are now a linear civilization of globalism. This is based on a linear ideology of manifest destiny. It is beset with the incongruous juxtapositions of dualism. Harmony is not possible with globalism so to be greener it must be deconstructed. Cities must be depopulated and knowledge centers left to wither.
Yet in some way in the blinding light of the sacred this is truth and the consequences natural. If we are natural then corruption is a component of life. What we have become and what we have done is natural in life’s ascending levels of abstraction. If this is the case then what has happened is as natural as not. In the cyclic there is a reason life did this. Grace is cyclic so this too will end. The linear dwells in the nonlinear so it is time to turn back.
If you respect the sacred in a mystic sense then at a certain point you stop the anger and bargaining and accept death because that is what corruption is. You can’t get new life without the destructive of death. In this respect then greener in its highest spiritual attainment is the mystic. Go forth and do greener things in a dirty world. You can’t help some things but you can change others. This is the nature of determined free will. They exist together in the dance of life. Dance beside the cliff and don’t take things too seriously. Ignore my scolding.