Communitarian Activism

Thoughts and visions, theory, analysis, and action


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A note on Communitarian Activism


I was initially proud to live in and be part of what was then the largest concentrated radical activist community in the U.S. which was Humboldt County during the 1980's through to the first decade of the new millennium. We were going to change the world by stopping corporate raiding of natural resources, old growth trees in Humboldt County's case. But it didn't take long for me to discover there was a big problem with Humboldt County activism, it became a classic example of collective pathological narcissism in political form: "Enviros" couldn't be bothered with ecological facts as they had only One Agenda, destroy the corporate timber companies, one in particular, Pacific Lumber Co. Most of the environmental activist community were young people and most came from big cities to fight against the corporate enemy. I was older and one of the few activist who had actual homesteading experience which was where I learned first hand the environmental truth that unregulated homestead development was actually doing far worse damage to Humboldt eco-systems, especially the vital salmonid spawning grounds, than any eco-destruction the horrible corporate timber company was doing.

Not able to keep my mouth shut I told the environmental community they were after the wrong people. And not surprisingly, I found myself persona non-grata with Humboldt County environmental activists. A long story, 20 years of running counter to local activist anti-corporate agenda, until an EPA study of the sedimentation sources of the South Fork of the Eel River confirmed what I had been saying all along. After that, the enviro community gradually fell apart except for those environmentalists who had become professionals making a living off of litigation of corporate timber companies. Then came the Trump phenomena and rightwing activists supporting him which more or less pushed Leftist environmental activism aside, in Humboldt County and across the nation except for periodic Native American protests.  But the truth remains, radically wrong activists corrupted the environmental movement by substituting Leftist ideology in place of ecology and by not recognizing their own ecological blindness because of collective narcissism. Radically wrong activists froze the counterculture revolution at the protest level instead of going beyond protest to development truly workable cooperative community alternatives to the corporate capitalist system.


A note on Communitarian Socialism: It's different


While the Conservative Right always tries to scare citizens away from socialist government ideas the reality of modern societies pushes back and demands an equable sharing of national resources under the ownership of all U.S. citizens, not the ownership of a wealthy few. Government services deemed vital to community functioning also must not be under the control of a wealthy few. It's a simple idea: society is composed of citizens who govern themselves democratically, not by plutocrats using their wealth to create industries that channel profits back to the Super Rich. Unlike most socialist programs, Communitarian Socialism with its two-tiered economic system, one democratically socialized for services and products deemed vital to community and individual well-being, and one for non-essentials that makes room for a commercial economy where individual incentive and creative innovation are allowed freedom of expression.


Communitarian Activism


(There will be overlaps with the My Communitarian Journey index)



bullet Eutopia or Bust
bullet Communiversities
bullet Communitarian Socialist Notes
bullet Lime Saddle Commune and Communities Magazine
bullet Communergy System
bullet Coupe de Ville
bullet World Community Land Trust
bullet Anti-Zionism
bullet Canaan Peace Plan
bullet South Fork Salmon Creek Land Trust
bullet The Bridge
bullet Minority Rights Amendment
bullet Sacramental Rights Coalition
bullet 1st Prize Legalization of Marijuana Essay
bullet Peace and Quiet Revolution
bullet The Environment of Truth
bullet Tax the Super Rich
bullet Peace Zones
bullet Redwood Summer
bullet Sequoia County Initiative
bullet E.P.I.C.
bullet Tribal-Communitarian Alliance
bullet Tribal Truth Institute
bullet Heartlands Project
bullet The Ethnic Cleansing of Headwaters Forest
bullet Communitarian Activist Principles
bullet NACUA-Lifeline Lottery
bullet Lotteries
bullet Heartlands Trust Co.
bullet Palco Community Corporation
bullet Big Box Co-ops
bullet Real Wealth
bullet Communitarian Socialism
bullet Communitarian Society
bullet Communitarian Government
bullet Bank of Earth
bullet Volunteers
bullet Biomystic Systems
bullet Communergy Club
bullet Replenish the Earth--Environmental Protection Projects
bullet 12 Steps to World Peace
bullet Independent Artists Auction