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WEIRD – Thinking Beyond Technology:

Issue no.6, ‘The Ecological 'Lie of the Land'’
Yule 2021

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Contents

Introduction to ‘The Lie’
A radical change to land rights in Britain is essential to changing our global impact.
‘We Are All Part of the Same Compost Heap’
Let’s strip away all our ‘civilised’ pretences and view ourselves for what we are.
☮ History file: ‘Universal Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth’
Agreed by people from 100 nations at a conference in Bolivia in 2010.
The one thing that money can’t buy: ‘Poverty’
When everything is reduced to an economic value, only that value has relevance.
☮ Numerical Ramblings: ‘The Land’, by the numbers
Before we proceed, let’s define what ‘this land’ is
The ‘green’ environmental message has failed
For the majority, the environmental lobby does not represent their best interests.
You cannot ‘redistribute’ a deficit
“If only the land/wealth were more fairly shared things would be much better”
Change and an ‘ecological’ vision of land rights
An ‘ecological’ vision of land rights isn't just about the ‘physical’ access to land.
A truly ecological society cannot exist while proprietary rights persist
Creating a truly ecological society requires we tear-down the barrier which stands in opposition to that - 'proprietary rights'.
In conclusion: Change is hard, but in the near future inaction will be a lot worse
Anarchist principles provide the most effective means to order from the chaos of the collapse of industrial society.

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