Creating Climax Civilization
By Stephen Ariel Lewis
Climax Social Evolution Theory
Climax Social Evolution Theory is the central organizing principle of all my social change ideas. It is a new holistic social evolution theory based on the biological succession climax community pattern seen in the natural world. With this theory, one can predict which changes in society, social, technological, cultural, will have lasting effects and which changes will fade away, unable to adapt to changing conditions.
Climax Civilization Series
The Climax Series presents the way Climax Social Evolution Theory can be utilized as a standard for judging the worth of the primary aspects of human civilization in terms of whether or not these things are made to last through changing social and technological conditions. Climax "tools" are thus exposed as being better than other ways of doing things simply because climax tools are "stable and sustainable", they work and continue to work while other methods and tools fail for whatever maladaptive reasons.
New Community Models
Communiversities, the Communitarian Village Proposal, the Communergy System, the World Community Land Trust, Gardenville, Chateau Marmoset, etc, are all various cooperative community concepts I have proposed and often engaged in as a community organizer in past years. They are only models for new communitarian social structures and not blueprints for reproducing exact replicas, e.g. the Communiversity model morphed into the Communitarian Village project under communal input. Time and circumstances determine the appropriate communitarian systems. But I believe they are good beginning models and present new ways of organizing our communities.
The whole idea behind Climax Civilization is conscious human adaptation to the ecological needs of our planet. Human communities can no longer avoid adaptation to existing eco-systems because when these eco-systems fail, that take with them human community sustainability. We need every existing plant and animal eco-community on the planet as healthy as possible for the sustaining of human life as well as the Life of the planet.
How do you create Climax Civilization? You have to change society. Communitarian Transformation gives the steps for doing this. Everyone will want to join in because it's Eutopia or Bust, remember and who wants to be left behind without community to support them?