Endgame Premises Archives: 4: Civilization is based on hierarchy

Civilization is based on a clearly defined and widely accepted
yet often unarticulated hierarchy. Violence done by those higher on the hierar-
chy to those lower is nearly always invisible, that is, unnoticed. When it is
noticed, it is fully rationalized. Violence done by those lower on the hierarchy
to those higher is unthinkable, and when it does occur is regarded with shock,
horror, and the fetishization of the victims.

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21st Century Manifest Destiny on the U.S.-Mexico Border

     by Todd Miller / nacla It was a typical scene for many on the Tohono O’odham Nation: a Border Patrol agent pulled behind us in a green-striped vehicle after we had stopped to check directions. We were a group … Continue reading

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Restoring Sanity, Part 1: An Inhuman System

by Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter, DGR Southwest Coalition The environmental crisis consists of the deterioration and outright destruction of micro and macro ecosystems worldwide, entailing the elimination of countless numbers of wild creatures from the air, land, and sea, … Continue reading

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Group Rooted in the Desert Looks Out for Migrants

By FERNANDA SANTOS, The New York Times Published: August 2, 2013 ARIVACA, Ariz. — Monsoon rains tinge the desert with deceptive hints of green at this time of the year, but migrants crossing illegally from Mexico continue to risk death from … Continue reading

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