Our Ecological Order

Within my book, “Cosmopoly,” the foundation of Cooperativism is that we fundamentally exist within a biological existence. We share our biosphere and natural environment with all that are the result of the physical existence of life and the foundation upon which everything else begins.  Therefore, the way that we human beings treat our biosphere will determine how we define it, which is directly linked to how we treat each other as well.

Our traditional way of defining things according to ourselves makes them all different form us. By defining our biosphere as being different from us, we have separated it from us as well. This has resulted in determining ourselves the same way that we think about the natural world.

The result historically has been that many people defined the biosphere as they did each other, which was always as though it were a separate entity from them and, therefore, ripe for exploitation. Therefore, only when we change our relationship with each other and see ourselves cooperatively will we also see the biosphere and our relationship with it differently than we do now.

If we are to see ourselves as a single human entity, then we need to see our bio-sphere cooperatively as our partner and the one from whom we obtain our natural existence and, therefore, the one to whom we owe our primary allegiance, because it can exist without us but we can not exist without it. When the biosphere is seen as the source of all life and we an extension of it, then we will also come to realize that it was never naturally an extension of us politically but instead we where an extension of it naturally.

When we come to see ourselves as an extension of the biosphere, we will also come to see that our political borders were never natural and only politically self-serving to those that controlled those borders, which resulted in controlling the personal capabilities of the people within them. Life’s natural resources must be seen as intended for all of us to enjoy and not just the few that politically or economically dominate them for their own purposes by politically trying to limit the access of the people and their capabilities to the political limits imposed upon them.

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3 Responses to “Our Ecological Order”
  1. Marina Sek says:

    It was Einstein who warned that if the bees were to ever become extinct, humanity would be doomed. Existentialism holds that scientific thinking is not enough to understand human existence itself. In his warning, Einstein seems to be resonating this concept by warning us not simply because bees could disappear but rather the very importance of the connection between us and our environment around us. Einstein is not merely making a statement about bees dissappearing spontaneously but rather emphasizing our relationship to our environment and our role in bringing this about.

  2. Dale Tager says:

    You make a wonderful point. If humans were to not exist, this planet will actually flourish. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to respect the natural world for we have not reached the milestone of resecting ourselves.

  3. Cassandra Oliphant says:

    This is all true. The world would do well without us and we would die out if it dies out. Humans are just so selfish that we had lost care for our environment. More so, we are ignorant. Pollution, and tree loss is poisoning our world, the sea is no longer as flourishing as it was. The rainforests are vanishing as we live our every day lives. We do not seem to care, even as animals have no other alternative but to live nearer to us.

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