civilization is an emerald city


"Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.

Civilization largely consists in hiding human nature.

When the barbarian learns to hide it we account him enlightened."

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The Trouble with Civilization

Rise and fall of city states tied to stormy weather

We’ve been messing with nature for 6,000 years

Chinese charater for civilization

the cage of civilization

Definition of Civilization

Derrick Jensen: Civilization and Enlightenment

Rethinking Civilization - Crash Course World History 201

"The degree of civilization in a society is revealed by entering its prisons."
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

"The greatest advances of civilization,
whether in architecture or painting,
science and literature, industry or agriculture,
have never come from centralized government

Milton Friedman

The Lost Civilization of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa

Did a Tsunami Wipe Out a Cradle of Western Civilization?

Chernobyl Study: 'Amazing Illustration' of Destructive Human Civilization



Movement to Dismantle Civilization

The Defining and Enabling Experience of Our “Civilization”

"A society that no longer recognizes that nature and human life have a sacred dimension, an intrinsic value beyond monetary value, commits collective suicide.

Such societies cannibalize themselves until they die."

Christopher Lynn Hedges

environment and fellow man

"The tribal lifestyle isn't precious because it's beautiful or lovable or because it's "close to nature." It isn't even precious because it's "the natural way for people to live." To me, this is gibberish. The tribal life is precious because it is tested out. For 3,000,000 years it worked for people. It worked for people the way nests work for birds, the way webs work for spiders, the way burrows work for moles. That doesn't make it lovable, it makes it viable." - David Sheen, The Great Remembering

"There are no tribes beyond us, nothing indeed but waves and rocks, and the yet more terrible Romans, from whose oppression escape is vainly sought by obedience and submission. Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if he be poor, they lust for dominion; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them. Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of Empire; they make a desert and call it peace." - Tacitus

"The Empire that emerged under Diocletian and Constantine was administered by a government that was larger, more complex, more highly organized, and that commandered larger and more powerful military forces. It taxed its citizens more heavily, conscripted their labor, and regulated their lives and their occupations. It was a coercive, omnipresent, all-powerful organization that subdued individual interests and levied all resources toward one overarching goal: THE SURVIVAL OF THE STATE." - Joseph A. Tainter

totaliraianism arrives when the need for the state survival is foremost

Information Fixation and the True Breakaway Civilization

A civilization is defined as a social culture in an advanced state of material development marked by arts and sciences, extensive record-keeping, including writing, and complex political and social institutions.

For a civilization to function and remain viable the citizens must continually agree that the laws are just.

Citizens of any and all forms of goverment must have the ability to solicit for modification of laws so the law continues to remain just under changing circumstances.

A failure on the part of any faction of citizens to respect law, especially leaders, undermines the very foundations upon which the civilization has been built and results in a collapse of the civilization.

The best preserved ancient written code of law was carved in basalt around 1760 BC in Babylon.

The Code of Hammurabi consisted of 282 laws in total.

The purpose of the Code of Hammurabi was to allow justice to prevail in the land, to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak and to further the welfare of the people.

The earlier Code of Ur-Nammu (21st century BC), the Hittite laws (ca. 1300 BC), and Mosaic Law (ca. ~ 1300 BC under Moshe Rabbenu), all contain statutes that bear a remakable resemblance to those in the Code of Hammurabi and other law codices from the same geographic area in the Levant.


The dominance of the cartoon in a declining civilization

Definition of Civilization

6 interlocking interwoven systems of:

- most important attribute -
specialization of labor in a caste system

say social contract one more time i politely decline the social contract

The Collapse of Complex Civilizations

The dying institutions of Western civilization

Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?

Will the Collapse Begin With Global Corporatist Totalitarianism?

The collapse of any civilization is directly related to multiple
factors but the overriding factor is the inability to adjust to change.


The Inca Road System

Inca Road System - 40,000 Kilometer Long

Bronze Age nomads spread grains along 'Silk Road'

Study confirms ancient Chile settlement is 14,000 years old

11,000-year-old grain shakes up beliefs on beginnings of agriculture

Any Sufficiently Advanced Civilization is Indistinguishable from Nature

Depression is A Disease of Civilization: Hunter-Gatherers Hold the Key to the Cure

The sinister, secret history of a food that everybody loves


The Empathic Civilization

"So often we see ourselves as a lonely cultural pinnacle, superior beyond all comparison.

But if recent excavations at Stonehenge offer anything, they put our era in perspective, reminding us of an unbroken lineage shared across continents and cultures.

We are simply an extension of an ancient age, living now in the next lost civilization." - Craig Childs

perfect citizen


Did drop in testosterone make humans more civilized?

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

"The _civilized man_, is he whom experience and sociality have enabled to draw from nature the means of his own happiness, because he has learned to oppose resistance to those impulses he receives from exterior beings, when experience has taught him they would be destructive to his welfare. " - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach

a citizen is defined as:

a civilian

a civilized man

a native, inhabitant, or denizen of a particular place

a resident of a city or village, especially one entitled to vote and enjoy other privileges there

an individual owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalization to the protection of a state

citizens are required to obey onerous laws - even ill conceived, unjust and brutal laws

What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

exit stage left

unique library index

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