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.