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Forum Post: The Earth Charter

Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 5:53 p.m. EST by yasminec001 (584)
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[-] 1 points by DouglasEarth (4) from New York, NY 10 years ago

Thanks for this discussion on the Earth Charter and around it.

At the core of the Occupy debate and the Earth Charter is a struggle to abide by common values. Sustainability as described by the Earth Charter principles is primarily about fostering respect, respect for other people, other species, other genders, other races, other nationalities, and other generations. Out of respect comes care, care for all of the same. The Occupy debate and Earth Charter both are calling for shared responsibilities, an increased sense of interdependence, and a move away from the narrow self-interests of the few versus the many.

The Earth Charter can act as an effective guide towards fostering this kind of inclusive and caring society, one based on peace, justice, and sustainability.

I definitely recommend reading the EC


If you would like to engage more with the Earth Charter, please contact me at the Earth Charter International Secretariat in Costa Rica. I will also be in NYC in 2 weeks.

Douglas douglas@earthcharter.org

[-] 2 points by yasminec001 (584) 10 years ago

Exactly. A respect towards all forms and walks of life. If one species is being oppressed by another species, it will turn out to be a consequence sooner or later for all of the speciesystem. I think it's all about what really serves us as Humanity given where we want to go (evolution).

Thank you very much, Douglas. I'm going to be volunteering my time for EC when I finish my tests. In the meantime, I'm going to be spreading this as much as I can. I honestly think it's not a national crisis we're facing, but a global and collective one.

[-] 1 points by DouglasEarth (4) from New York, NY 10 years ago

Please, get in touch with me soon. I'll be in NYC in 2 weeks.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 10 years ago

Globally speaking, this is a very good plan.

Maybe we could use the inspiration from this charter to implement into our demands for America.

[-] 0 points by stevo (314) 10 years ago

Hogwash. This is nothing more, than beyond massive gov't tax and spend project for progressives. They would be caretakers for the planet. Power to control, regulate, tax and punish anyone, doing anything to the planet.

This is a bizarre fucking religion. Nothing more.

Hey dipshits. Earth has been here for about 4 billions years. It'l be here a bit, longer...without you in charge of it.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 10 years ago

I'm sorry you feel this way. But, like I said, if this meets your desire for change, then please consider endorsing it.

If not, kindly move on.

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 10 years ago

I didn't find a place to endorse it. Do you realize that is the US constitution falls, there won't be much chance of humanity abiding by this charter?

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 10 years ago

It's at the very bottom in a big clickable box in the original url.

If not, here is a direct URL.


America is not the only nation on this world. And I am speaking globally. Nationally is another discussion.

I would like for people to have taken inspiration from the ideals brought forth through this charter to implement in our solutions for the problems here in america.

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 10 years ago

Duh, I'm used to a little button, I though that was advertising:) -

I'm quite sure that the principles of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution actually support the Earth Charter ideal when the documents are properly interpreted.-

It is my hope that Earth Charter can see that Americans working to restore constitutional government are confronted with social activist infiltrations and it's been going on a lot longer that Obamas advisor recomends.--


Meaning that overcoming this disability to cognitive processes is going to need adept criticial thinkers to demonstrate how to overcome.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 10 years ago

It's okay :) lol

Oh yeah, it's going to get worse before it gets better. And in order to do good, we must first be good.

The original constitution should be viewed side by side with the constitution as it has been ammended today. Every word should be scrutinized.

It is going to take people free of any interest other than fairness and the best interest of everyone, not just a select few. I'm not one to start throwing around historical political examples or certain policies, but it doesn't make sense to me to find new ways to polish the same piece of shit. Why? Why keep adding, subtracting, revising, and adapting our constitution more than was recommended to adapt to modern times?

Things don't need to be as complex as they currently are. It's unneccessary, and it takes away the opportunity of truth. It's easy to hide behind it.

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 10 years ago

I think the last 70 years of unconstituional government has really damaged peoples appreciation of what the constitution really is. Add to that the fact that history is completely misrepresented, most critically, the Magna Carta, which the constitution carries forward. Congress has been doing the polishing, and using greed to make us stink.------

The Magna Carta is a peace treaty. The losers of the lost war signed. Now the question is raised, who were the winners? How did they win? Therein is a massive mystery and the resolution to the mystery also creates global sustainability. I can prove that given some time and reasonable attention to evidence from history, psychology, law and archeology/anthropology.------

Seriously, I can do this, but who cares enough about the Earth to consider such things?

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 10 years ago

Not enough people until it disturbs their comfort. For many, this has already happened.

Until every single person on this planet has suffered at the hands of primitive consciousness, it will just be another passing thing. Until every single person on this planet assumes direct individual responsibility for this world, not much will happen. People are happy in their illusion.

But we're waking people up. The change is happening. It takes 'time', and has been occuring. What goes up must come down.

Just spreading the information, making people question what they thought 'reality' was, and capturing their attention is a great start.

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 10 years ago

It is possible that they do not even know enough about how they are being controlled, to even resist, or, shall we wait until it is too late to try and educate into how to create peace and commit to sustainability? This is possible because they have been made to NOT want to know, but, they actually need to know BEFORE it is too late relating to our atmosphere, its cycles and purity.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 10 years ago

Yes, this could happen as well. It is all a matter of our choice as human beings, and where we want to go.

From a realistic standing point, if we keep going the way we go, we're going to need to find another sustaining planet to import resources from. Perhaps to even escape this planet with the amount of chemicals being pumped into the ground and the lack of needed trees to absorb the carbon monoxide from the atmosphere.

They don't want to know it because they see no use in it.

Unfortunately, until people see a change in their direct environment, not much will happen with their actions. But that could be okay if we implement a system of voting where everyone is clearly explained the pros and cons of a particular issue, and is given the choice to vote on it.

I believe not much has happened in the way of the public being enlightened about the truth of politics because politics has become an art of deception. They have to learn how to lie if they're gonna sell you something bad and make you believe it's good.

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 10 years ago

yasminec001 wrote: Yes, this could happen as well. It is all a matter of our choice as human beings, and where we want to go.END----

Seeing as we do not have the technical capacity you suggest later, we are going extinct.------

If voting is to be given the integrity it deserves, then Article 5 of the constitution is an appropriate tool.------


relating specifically to what you say about pros and cons, as well environment, in our case civil peace, pay particular attention to the link at step "3.5) Guarding the citizens voice," Therein is an ancient philosophical doctrine that is in complete accord with some of the principles expressed in the Earth Charter. A very civiling concept.