Following is the current state of a diagram I’ve been working on to help me understand the relationships among White settler colonists, Indigenous peoples and other people of color. Many of the basic problems today stem from our capitalist economic system which is heavily dependent on energy.
Until recently fossil fuels were the energy source for capitalist systems. But there is a rapid transition to renewable energy sources today. This transition is related to falling prices of renewable source electricity, and Indigenous led resistance to extractive, fossil fuel sources.
What would replace our failing capitalist system?
Our strongest chance of restoring balance on the planet and respecting the interconnectedness of all things, human and other-than-human, is to fervently advocate for justice for Indigenous communities and return to them the power of governance—which was violently apprehended through war, genocide, starvation, disease, abuse, the dispossession of land, and forced repression of Indigenous…
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