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== "Logic" of Domination ==
 
== "Logic" of Domination ==
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The "logic of domination" is the term used to explain the complex and reinforcing ideologies of power, privilege, and oppression that are expressed in colonialism, racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism and other outcomes of systematic prejudice.
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The forces of neo-colonialism expressed in the globalization that is culminating current global socio-economic policy is based on the "logic of domination" and there are many other supporting ideologies such as the tragedy of the commons, the myth of overpopulation and the myth of scarcity. All these incomplete analysis of the problem lead to problematic solutions.
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== False Tragedy of Commons ==
 
== False Tragedy of Commons ==
 
== Myth of Overpopulation ==
 
== Myth of Overpopulation ==

Revision as of 22:07, 8 November 2008

Introduction

The idea of earth democracy is not new. The web of life that Chief Seattle talked about has it's counterpart in many ancient cultures. In the struggle for environmental justice, and social justice we must decide how we are going to frame the problem. How we respond to the problem in contingent on how we perceive the problem. When we reframe the problem in terms of the idea that we are all the intertwined and interdependent organism we call planet earth. Thus, it makes sense that we should all have a say in a democracy and that we all have a right to life.

"Logic" of Domination

The "logic of domination" is the term used to explain the complex and reinforcing ideologies of power, privilege, and oppression that are expressed in colonialism, racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism and other outcomes of systematic prejudice. The forces of neo-colonialism expressed in the globalization that is culminating current global socio-economic policy is based on the "logic of domination" and there are many other supporting ideologies such as the tragedy of the commons, the myth of overpopulation and the myth of scarcity. All these incomplete analysis of the problem lead to problematic solutions.

False Tragedy of Commons

Myth of Overpopulation