Nonviolent Revolutionary Ecocultural Prefigurative Direct Action, while quite a mouthful, means to propose a route out of what’s broken in our politics. It’s a way of suggesting what we do rather than to pound screws.
Are we capable of reforming our relationships with each other as well as with the planet? Nothing short of that will suffice.
In 2023, different climatic anomalies have been recorded that set new historical records in the tragic progression of climate change at the global level.
Instead of focusing on how much I can change the world, I try to focus on who and how I want to be as we all face tough times.
What we are experiencing today on planet Earth has been called in different ways “World War IV”, “slow, silent and lethal social holocaust”, “systemic crisis”, “global crisis of capitalism”, “polycrisis”, “crisis of Western capitalist (hetero)patriarchal civilisation”, “crisis of the hegemonic civilisational pattern”.
But I must admit that AI, whatever its positives, looks like anything but what the world needs right now to save us from a hell on earth.
Capitalism in essence is a cannibal, primed to guzzle its own conditions of possibility.
The arrival of this AI challenge to our adaptive capacities is occurring precisely at the historical moment in which all of the other facets of the polycrisis are reaching a kind of historical crescendo or apogee.
How can we explain the explosive emergence of global awareness of the polycrisis over the past year, 2022-2023? Three years ago, almost no one had heard of the polycrisis. What happened?
Human societies the world over are confronted with a growing number and range of difficult and compounding problems and crises, which they are increasingly struggling to address and failing to solve, and which are slowly but surely eroding their ability to function effectively and undermining their capacity to coexist peacefully.
As the global polycrisis worsens, transformational change will be significantly encumbered by crises, breakdown, and collapse scenarios.
I was wrong to conclude collapse is inevitable… because when I was concluding that, it had already begun.