Recently a few people have asked, "What motivates me in undertaking my work?"
Unfortunately, even with the option to live an increasingly jazzy life as jet set bohemian or psychedelic pseudo-guru, I can't seem to find happiness or peace in this world as long as it creates such vast amounts of needless suffering. I despise the inequities promulgated by our current financial system a crime against humanity perpetrated by a tiny elite who find it appropriate that they should prosper obscenely while vast multitudes beg for scraps or starve to death in ignorance. I can't stand that we allow so many millions to rot in prison for crimes that should not be crimes, such as exploring their own adult consciousness with chemical substances. I am horrified that we let girl children around the world be sold into the sex trade, while our bland tasteless clothes get made by other exploited children working in factories. I find it unbearable how even in this so-called "free world" most of us, myself included, fear persecution or ridicule or worse for speaking what we know to be true and feel in our hearts. I hate living in a mass consumer culture that degrades the human being and turns "we the people" into brain-sucked zombies. I find our current civilization to be a sham built on lies that robs us of our birthright as spiritual beings, shamanic initiates, and star seeds. I simply cannot understand why we allow our society to continue making war and desecrating the natural world, causing mass extinction of our wildlife kin, ruining the climate, spreading toxic pollutants and poisons that become cancers in our flesh and the organs of our children; and committing so many other grim, glum, grimy old crimes.
For all these reasons, and more I could name, I remain committed to whatever revolution or evolution is necessary, whatever insurrection of the imagination or global awakening can be brought about in the time we have before our species behavior brings about the catabolic collapse of this dumb-fuck excuse for a civilization. I am not saying that the past was ever better or that we need to regress to find some archaic golden age. I think we are in an ongoing evolutionary process, and the threshold of evolution has shifted from the physical to the psychic dimension. When we unfold into time that is radial and no longer linear and perpetually insufficient, we will find the golden age waiting within us, and meld with it instantly.
I believe that we possess the capacity to bring about this revolution in time, but it requires the evolving stem of humanity to go beyond the illusion of separation and reach a state of pure collaboration, with all ego and pretense and self-interest completely dropped. We need to become not just students of revolution but psychologists and anthropologists, tacticians and clowns, making use of every technique available to us to work our way out of this self-destructive trap created by the human mind. We need to go far beyond our comfort zones, to cross every bridge to reach out to the other side that is wallowing in ignorance and fear, lost in dire fantasies of Armageddon and redemption through violence. They will soon bring those fantasies to life, if we don't stop them.
In pursuit of this mission, I co-founded Evolver, an organization which currently has 45 local groups meeting each month around the world as part of the Evolver Social Movement. Our strategy is to quickly build a network of local communities that share similar values, and test new techniques for transforming society in directly beneficial ways, working in collaboration with other groups that have similar aims, such as Transition Town and the Zeitgeist Social Movement. You can join the Evolver community at www.evolver.net and help us build this movement directly. As a member of ESM, you have the option to make a regular contribution to help spread our movement and support our infrastructure. If you find yourself aligned with Evolver's principles, I hope you will consider joining or forming a local chapter, as well as supporting us with a small regular contribution, so we can grow quickly.
There are no enemies, nothing to fear, and the time may as well be now.