November 13, 2018

Ecocide Equals Genocide


The economic civilization fights for the wholesale poisoning of the ecology and destruction of biodiversity. The attack is most aggressive on the front which is the original battlefront of civilization itself, agriculture. Modern poison-based agriculture long has been proven an agronomic failure, and it’s long been proven to increase hunger rather than alleviate it. Socially, agronomically, ecologically it’s purely destructive. We know the corporations, regulators, academia and corporate media don’t advocate poisonism for agronomic reasons. We know they’re willfully, intentionally committing ecocide and giving people cancer for the sake of nothing but power, profit, and destruction of biodiversity for the very sake of this destruction, since monoculture in itself (political, cultural, biological) is a totalitarian goal of the system. In 2017 the Monsanto Tribunal condemned Monsanto for these crimes, including ecocide.
The proposition that ecosystems have the same rights as humans follows rationally from any coherent concept of human rights, such as that upon which the Nuremburg tribunal based its jurisprudence. This is because humanity is inextricably part of the overall ecology. Therefore it’s both rationally and morally meaningless to conceive any human right, on a community or individual level, other than as part of a combined human-ecological right. At the same time “the individual” is a false construction in itself, a vestige of classical liberal/bourgeois ideology. In reality the individual can exist only within ecological and community contexts. Therefore individual rights can exist only within the context of ecological rights.
Most important of all, if genocide is a crime against humanity, then any broad-based destruction of the ecology is equally such a crime against humanity since humanity is inextricably part of and dependent upon the ecology.
Ecocide, in addition to being evil in itself, is equal to genocide.
Destroy the dinosaurs’ eggs every chance you get.


  1. Hi. Really good points and well written points you made in a comment re libertarians at nakedcapitalism in 2010. It really is some half baked bs, ain’t it?

    Comment by Anarchore — November 18, 2018 @ 1:27 am

    • I don’t recall exactly what I said in 2010, but certainly I’ve always despised libertarians and found it easy to explain why.

      Comment by Russell Bangs — November 19, 2018 @ 3:12 am

  2. I think they want to limit CO2 to stop abundant plant growth; Monsanto has engineered plants that thrive in bad conditions, so more lush abundance on earth threatens them.

    Comment by Anarchore — November 18, 2018 @ 1:42 am

    • They definitely want to eradicate biodiversity and natural abundance both on general principle and because it threatens them on many biological and socioeconomic levels. However the fact about Monsanto’s GM crops is the opposite – they’re very weak, hothouse flowers really and require optimal conditions and massive artificial inputs in order to grow according to hype. I’ve considered the idea that part of the purpose of the massive GHG hemorrhage is the delusion that by raising temperatures and carbon concentration, civilization can both wipe out nature and generate a more favorable climate for agriculture. Indeed that’s a standard part of the mainstream analysis of the effects of climate change, that the agricultural belt can simply move to higher latitudes. This false notion simply displays ignorance of soil conditions and how much time is required to build sufficient soil in the first place.

      Comment by Russell Bangs — November 19, 2018 @ 3:18 am

  3. Comment by Anarchore — November 18, 2018 @ 11:06 pm

  4. Hi Russ ! I have just newly subscribed to your blog having been impressed with your views elsewhere on a blog. I do feel at this stage our thinking is very similar, it would be great to compare notes ! regarding the way forward. The global environmental/ political problems .i’l be taking time to read your previous posts here! Instincts tell me they’l be spot on. As a useful contribution I wonder have you seen this very good site before ?https://winteroak.org.uk/acorn/

    Comment by Mark2 — November 24, 2018 @ 6:35 am

    • Hi Mark. It would be great to compare notes with a fellow ecologist and anti-productionist. I trust you’ll find something good to read here. I haven’t been posting much lately but will fire things up again soon.

      I’ve heard of Extinction Rebellion but hadn’t seen that website. It looks very good, and I just added it to my itinerary. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Comment by Russell Bangs — November 24, 2018 @ 7:21 am

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