Inaction kills - Pay now or suffer more later - We have squandered decades of our past to the detriment of the future. The price to be paid will come in the forms of more frequent and severe "natural" disasters, accelerating ecological catastrophes, pandemics, famine, social and political dysfunctions that will increasingly lead to the collapse of civilization and mass extinction. There isn't going to be any return to normal. There is no normal any more. We are now in a race to save the gains of civilization and nature, so do the right thing(s), do it now and join forces with Integrative Activism (IA)
A More Comprehensive Approach - Integrative Activism strives to create more comprehensive solutions to the problems that threaten humanity and life on our planet because our efforts to solve the climate crisis, to mitigate the sixth mass extinction and to adequately address a host of other problems are proving to be inadequate. There aren't any simple magical solutions nor is there a group of superheroes to save the day. Because the situation is complex and existential problems are interconnected, we must commit to going the extra mile. Integrative Activism offers new tactics and strategies to help get the job(s) done, but it may take a little time and patience to get through the material...and it will require some thought, but together, we'll make it worthwhile.
Education and Action - There's no shortage of great educational resources available to learn more
about our pressing issues or organizations you can become involved with to take meaningful action. Being properly and adequately informed is absolutely essential if we're going to solve our most pressing problems. Integrative Activism provides plenty of links throughout this site to facilitate almost everyone's education which is supplemented with an educational resources section. In addition we provide a basic analysis of prioritization along with the theoretical frameworks that has helped to guide the development of Integrative Activism. When we better understand the importance and implications of our most pressing problems and have a framework for implementation, it becomes clear that supporting and promoting the best people and organizations doing truly good and important work, is a necessity, but can be a lot harder than it sounds. Therefore, we have developed the following...
Integrative Investments - Helping agents of virtue - also referred to as Integrative Charities. There are more good nonprofit organizations than any of us could hope to support, unless you happen to be a multi-billionaire. When people have money to invest and utilize financial planning services, they are invariably advised to create a diversified portfolio. Integrative Investments does just that, offers diversified portfolios to facilitate your charitable investments. Usually when we think of investing, we think of making money, but there is a lot more to health and happiness than simply making more money. Just click on the header to learn more and do more...
Proper Analysis - Understanding the complexities of the problems we face and solutions required can be a monumental task. There are so many moving parts that it can be difficult to know where to focus our efforts. Therefore, it is essential to identify the key leverage points so we can maximize the results of our efforts. The calculus isn't really that difficult. Here are some basics; The USA is the world's largest economy with the world's largest military, is the largest per capita consumer of resources and largest per capita polluter while being home of the biggest, richest and the greatest number of corporations along with supplying the world reserve currency...so, we should concentrate substantial efforts to reforming the diseased political body...which brings us to...
Political Essentials - Almost everyone knows that the political system in the USA is in terrible condition. We can also be confident that we will not be able to adequately address and solve our biggest problems without first reforming the republic. It's not going to be easy, yet the inconvenient and distasteful truth is that if we don't get it done, the odds of maintaining civilization and mitigating the sixth mass extinction are frighteningly poor. When you're ready click here to the political fix.
Spiritual Crisis, Spiritual Solution - When you're ready to go really deep, Integrative Activism offers some spiritual insights to guide us through the dark days and nights.
Striving to save the gains of civilization and nature
Saving the gains of civilization and nature needs to be our focus. This is because we are dramatically loosing the biodiversity gained from the last 65 million years, since the fifth mass extinction in our planet's history. Today we are in the beginning stages of the sixth mass extinction and loosing species at a greater rate than any of the previous mass extinctions. Global warming/climate change is not the primary factor causing this sixth mass extinction, but it could likely contribute enough environmental stress to make this horror unstoppable and lead to the extinction of our own species. Before our species becomes extinct, there will inevitably be a collapse of civilization. Civilization may be the cause of this current ecological disaster, but it is ironically the only hope to mitigate complete catastrophe. Read more...
"Those who have the privilege to know have the responsibility to act" - Albert Einstein
Step One: Helping Agents of Virtue
One of the best ways to help make the world a better place is to help those who are doing just that. There are a myriad of worthwhile organizations that could use your help and support. Choosing which organizations to support can be a confusing and overwhelming task. Integrative Activism is dedicated to help simplify this problem through the development of Integrative Charities. Integrative Charities chooses the best organizations that are working key leverage points to cure the causes of the world's most pressing problems along with many of the most effective organizations alleviating the painful symptoms. This will be done to ensure that global, national, regional and local contexts are addressed and contained within charitable, diversified portfolios.
"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking" - Voltaire
Spiritual Crisis and Spiritual Solutions
It's time to dig deeper and reach higher to serve the highest good
Integrative Activism also recognizes that humanity is experiencing an existential crisis and is dedicated to offering spiritual solutions to heal our spiritual maladies. If you care to go deeper, connect more, find greater purpose, meaning and more, than open the door
It should be clear to us all that a significant factor inhibiting humanity from adequately addressing our most pressing problems is a political problem. Unfortunately, politics has become too polarized and distasteful for far too many in contemporary times. Let us remember that the virtue of politics is the art of understanding different perspectives and seemingly opposing agendas while finding and creating mutually beneficial compromise. Integrative Activism is dedicated to contributing to the essential political reforms necessary for the revolutionary progress required to solve the clear and immanent dangers we all face at local, national and global levels.
"One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -Plato
The Anti-Fundamentalist League - Fundamentally opposed to all forms of fundamentalism. Hey, it's just fun to say.
Seriously though, fundamentalism tends to develop in the early phases of each stage of development. When this is properly understood, it may help to encourage growth to less rigid perspectives and attitudes.
These are some of the initiatives that constitute Integrative Activism and more are in the pipeline. As you can see, there's a lot to be done and we sure would appreciate your support and participation. To better understand what you can do to help save the gains of civilization and nature and to join in any of these initiatives, please visit the How You Can Help page
There are no global democratic institutions in the world today, yet never in history have we needed then or one more than now. The dangers of global warming, mass extinctions, pollution, income inequalities, corrupted capitalism and new nuclear arms races all require coordinated international efforts to solve or mitigate. Democracy itself is imperiled with the new international kleptocratic oligarchs. It is time for those who champion the principles of democracy to work together to form new institutions and build a better Global Society of Democrats....read more...
Nothing short of amending The Constitution will fix our broken political system. Yes, it's a heavy lift, but polls show at least 80% of American citizens want the Citizens United ruling overturned and you can safely bet your life savings (if you have any) that the Supreme Injustices won't do that anytime soon.