Why use the name "Sustainable Man?" Comedian George Carlin and environmental activist Vandana Shiva help give the answer. ~5min
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Why use the name "Sustainable Man?" Good question.
"George Carlin: On Patriarchy"
"Ninenty nine percent of the truly horrifying shit going on in this world was initiated, established, perpetrated, enabled, or continued by men. There are five deadly male subcultures, and they all overlap. The police and military culture. The outdoors and guns culture. The car and machinery culture. The sports and competition culture. And the drug and alcohol culture. They measure themselves by the size of their guns, the size of their cars, the size of their dicks, and the size of their wallets. All contests that no man can win consistently.
War, crime, violence - are primarily male franchises. And the dumbest part of it all is that not only do men accept this shit; half of it, they do to themselves. Not all men. Just enough. Just enough to fuck things up.
All patriarchal societies are either preparing for war, at war, or recovering from war."
Vandana Shiva: "A Shift to the Feminine."
"Definitely this desacralization was part of a masculine project. 'As long as nature is treated as sacred we won't be able to exploit it like we have to.' The ideal -"sacredness of nature" interferes with economic development. So the project of economic development was based on desacralization. I think that project of a FALSE economic development, based on FALSE parameters, like 'growth'- which everyone now recognizes did not measure human welfare. Or false parameters like excessive exploitation of resources --I think that's reached its limits. I mean, climate catastrophe in a way is the bell that's ringing, saying, 'it's over. You can't continue down this path. We have to search another path.' There's only one way to move forward. And that is to shift from that masculine commodification / desacralization path of abuse of natural resources- and that does mean a shift to the feminine, in terms of us organizing ourselves, men and women, on less violent predatory base on how we relate to the earth."
So why use the name "Sustainable Man?"
To start a conversation to help restore balance society's imbalanced masculine and feminine values at the root of our many crises.
Narrative clips sourced from "George Carlin: On Patriarchy" and "Vandana Shiva: A Shift to the Feminine" by the Global Oneness Project.
Music by The Pixies' "Where is my mind?" and "Now we are free" from the movie Gladiator.
Other clips sourced from Terence Malick's "The New World" and "The Thin Red Line."
"No Country for Old Men" "Anchorman" "Fight Club" "City of God" and "Braveheart."
Sustainable Man animation by Immanuel Morales.
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