• Archive for August, 2011

    On being a mad cultist

    by  • August 31, 2011 • Everything Else • 9 Comments

    My Templars of Earth statement seems to have ruffled quite a lot of feathers. These feathers seem to be in three general categories. People who don’t like the militarism. People who think its a secret society People who don’t get the esotericism It’s Templar because it deals with life-and-death struggles, albeit not armed ones, and [...]

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    Templars of Earth

    by  • August 29, 2011 • Everything Else • 33 Comments

    Say only I understand and accept fully that the human race is harming the natural world by driving species to extinction, releasing long-lived pollutants, changing the climate and poisoning nature. I understand and accept fully that the human race makes many suffer horribly and die in war, famine, injustice, poverty and oppression, and that we [...]

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    It is as if…

    by  • August 29, 2011 • Everything Else • 5 Comments

    Right. Can’t sleep. Things needed done, and said. Let me frame this clearly: the dominant species is killing the planet. We are obsessed with political trivia and the defense of fantastic constructs like banks, while ignoring the biological and human holocaust we are unleashing on every side. Children starve, nuclear weapons slumber in their silos, [...]

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    Managing the Wrath of God – a Primer

    by  • August 28, 2011 • Everything Else • 5 Comments

    For years, my primary spiritual practice was Achalanatha, who in Buddhism is rendered as a protector of the right of women to become enlightened, although I was trained in a Hindu lineage, where such a right is not even conceivably questionable, by an extraordinarily ferocious female teacher, a Grandmother from Hell if you will. Anyway, [...]

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    Going in Mob Handed – the other approach to The Big Crisis Workshop

    by  • August 26, 2011 • Everything Else • 2 Comments

    In “Living in a Changing World” I suggested a workshop where I’d spend a week basically trying to transfer everything I know about infrastructure-centric crisis response; an ultra-deep dive for people who had come through Permaculture or Transitions or other kinds of risk management education, and wanted something which took that kind of thinking and [...]

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    More wrapping up loose ends.

    by  • August 15, 2011 • Everything Else • 0 Comments

    As the new world that we’re in, post US sovereign default crisis, Norwegian shootings and London riots settles in, I’m feeling a strong pull to wind up more parts of my life. For the time being, I’m substantially done with politics. I’ve made all the arguments I need to. I’m not saying that I won’t [...]

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    On survival – how to do basic threat modeling

    by  • August 9, 2011 • Everything Else • 1 Comment

    ((The Gupta State Failure Management Archive, 4.3gb of lectures and documents on managing state failure, is in the Public Domain and available for download.)) The London Situation: Threat Modeling I was asked today to think about gear lists for the London situation, and about framing the risks of being in London period. I’m not sure [...]

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