In his speech Phil says “there is in Britain, and worldwide, the suppression of an essential debate: it is the relationship between the economy and the destruction of earth. It is effectively kept off limits by, first of all, the people who must run the economy financial and commercial top interest and they are supported by the mainstream media almost entirely and sadly, terrible sadly, they are supported by almost all politicians.”
As a software engineer programming a new economy, I could not have agreed more. As a cryptocurrencies programmer I view money as the DNA of a society; the way the money is programmed will determine the manner in which people behave. We see this phenomenon with the fiat money system of winners and losers, nature being on the losing end while fossil fuels and the animal agriculture industries being on the winning end.
We need a new currency constellation that assigns value to all living things, rainforests included. We need to stop seeing natural resources as treasures to be exploited by the strongest or most powerful.
Phil continued his powerful speech by saying “the belief that we can have never-ending growth is still being pushed ahead by all parties even though it is such that the mess we’re in. I was in the idea that being a consumer was part of my security. That’s gone a long time ago”.
I am calling upon all Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion members to transition to the new sustainable economy, an economy that is distributed around the globe and is not controlled by a government or central entity. That is how we bring down the monster and stop this evil machine propelling us to our deaths.
For the sake of humanity, let’s unite!