18 May: EoP Re: Degrowth and Law: How to Combine these Concepts

* Geoffrey Garver, Ecological Law and Governance Association, Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Economics for the Anthropocene, Leadership for the Ecozoic, Peter Brown, Ted Trainer, Ashish Kothari, Joan Martinez Alier, Degrowth.de; Post Carbon
* 18 May: EoP Re: Degrowth and Law: How to Combine these Concepts
* Tygae: EoP Leg Sub: EoP v Ecocide Lawyers / EoP NWO SCO: EoP NTE GMA| EoP Axis MilNec Evac: Lotto: EoP v WiP Law, EoP v WiP  Academia, EoP v WiP Media, EoP v WiP Charity, EoP v WiP Peacenik / EoP v WiP Neg.

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TO: Geoffrey Garver:
CC: Ecological Law and Governance Association:
CC: Commission for Environmental Cooperation:
CC: Economics for the Anthropocene: Leadership for the Ecozoic: Peter Brown:
CC: Ted Trainer, Ashish Kothari, Joan Martinez Alier
CC: Degrowth.de; Post Carbon
Re: Degrowth: Degrowth and Law: How to Combine these Concepts; An Anarchism for Today: The Simpler Way; via Postcarbon: Resilience.

Geoffrey Garver:

EoP Re: Degrowth and Law: How to Combine these Concepts.

Geoffrey Garver: Reconciling degrowth and law isn’t always easy, given the anarchist underpinnings and anti-statist leanings of some in the degrowth community.  One vision of a degrowth world is of decentralized, autonomous, convivial communities of people in tune with their supporting ecosystems, consuming no more than they need, sharing as much as possible and treating each other with compassion, fairness and mutual respect.  No central state power, no police, no borders, no masters and servants, no conspicuous consumption, no oppression.  This, however, doesn’t necessarily require a world without law, just a world with law that is much different from the forms of law that prevail in today’s rapacious and unjust world. Humanity’s overarching challenge is to learn how to stop individually and collectively doing harmful things we are used to and conditioned to doing.  Meeting that challenge, through degrowth or otherwise, requires some form of law.  For reasons that follow, I propose that that the emerging field of ecological law is well suited to help guide a transformation to degrowth societies [Degrowth: Degrowth and Law: How to Combine these Concepts.].

Ted Trainer: A sustainable and just world cannot be achieved without enormous structural and cultural change. The argument presented below is that when our situation is understood in terms of resource and ecological limits, it is evident firstly that getting rid of capitalism is not sufficient. A satisfactory alternative society cannot be highly industrialised or centralised, and it must involve highly self-sufficient local economies and largely self-governing communities that prioritise cooperation and participation. Above all, there must be degrowth to a far lower GDP per capita than that exists in rich countries today, with a concomitant embracing of very frugal material “living standards.” Only a basically anarchist society can meet these conditions satisfactorily. Secondly, given this goal the transition to it can only be achieved via an anarchist strategy. Both these themes point to the need for substantial rethinking of essential elements in mainstream socialist and Marxist theory [Degrowth: An Anarchism for Today: The Simpler Way].

I don’t know what your definition of degrowth is. Many people who talk about degrowth don’t provide a stupid consciousness [Simon Sinek: The Truth about being the Stupidest in the Room] measurable footprint [eop-footprint] definition [SQ-PC: Thermodynamic Footprint; SQ-PM: Procreation Footprint] of what they mean when they use the word.

If my interpretation [Edwin Rutsch: Empathy aka Active Listening Circle] of some people’s – for example anti-ecocide lawyers [ecocide-law] – use of the term degrowth is accurate, what they mean by degrowth is simply reducing economic growth from say 2% growth, to 1% growth. They don’t mean from 2% growth to zero growth to 2% exponential degrowth until you reach carrying capacity limits, whereupon you can change 2% degrowth to steady state economy zero% growth/degrowth.

Their anti-ecocide laws do not prevent ecocide from occurring, by legislating laws that require all procreation and consumption to be at below carrying capacity limits. They have no clear scientific measurable procreation and consumption carrying capacity footprint metric definition [eop-footprint]. Their anti-ecocide laws simply criminalize ‘ecocide’ – resulting from population and consumption above ecological carrying capacity limits – after the ecocide has occurred. This means that the individuals who are the final ecocide criminals; are criminalized; but none of those voters and/or legislators and/or corporations whose procreation and/or consumption resource demand decisions contributed to the final ‘ecocide criminals’ are convicted of crimes of ecocide. This means that population growth and consumption growth is still allowed, the growth lawyers have simply added a new ‘ecocide’ criminalization and defendant legal services revenue stream for them to profit from.

Ecology of Peace (“EoP”) degrowth and growth law definitions.

Any international law, peace treaty or nation state constitution that allows procreation and/or consumption above ecological carrying capacity limits, is a growth law. EoP refers to growth laws as Kane Babylon War is Peace (‘WiP”) laws; whether the growth is 0.00001% or 10% [eop-v-wip-law]. Ultimately in the long term all growth has the same ecological and economic collapse outcome [Crash Course: Exponential Growth & Power of Compounding; Growth Busters: Limits to Growth: Bacteria in a Bottle; World Population Balance: Understanding Exponential Growth; Al Bartlett: Arithmetic, Population and Energy].

Any international law, peace treaty or nation state constitution that restricts procreation and consumption to below ecological carrying capacity limits [eop-footprint] is an Ecology of Peace law. Nations who adopt EoP law’s should advocate on behalf of global EoP law, because in the absence of global EoP law, nations with growth constitutions will use such growth to politically and/or militarily coercively justify the resource theft from nations who practice EoP law zero growth responsible freedom resource conservation.

EoP UN Resolution is Ecology of Peace law cultures recommended EoP Scientific and Cultural [eop-scicultlaw] global degrowth international law. Ecology of Peace laws are Scientific [procreaton & consumption footprint] and Cultural [ego literacy: fully informed consent]

Ecology of Peace Scientific laws can be:
* degrowth economy: where procreation and/or consumption and/or both are not only below ecological carrying capacity limits, but on an exponential degrowth level; to reduce population and/or consumption to the strategic ‘carrying capacity limits’ level.
* steady state economy: where procreation and consumption are below ecological carrying capacity limits with zero growth and zero degrowth of either.

EoP cultural law will allow for Cultural Law Self Rule Homelands [cult-law-self-rule], which can be territorial; where your property ration [property-ration] is within the territory of the cultural law self rule homeland; or voluntary association homelands, which means that those with anarchist or anti-statist proclivities will be able – as long as they agree to abide by global EoP Scientific law – to live in their anarchist or anti-statist cultural law self rule homelands; but their specific faction of anarchist and/or anti-statist cultural law values, will not be coercively enforced on other cultures in other territorial or voluntary association Cultural Law Self Rule Homelands, with different factional anarchist or statist or anti-statist cultural values.

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EoP v WiP Law:

Mahatma Gandhi wanted an [EoP Steppe Aryan law: sustainable procreation and consumption below ecological carrying capacity limits] self sufficient villages agrarian economy. Nehru wanted a [WiP law] industrial economy. [Daniel Yergin: Commanding Heights: Battle for World Economy 01. Battle of Ideas; 02. Agony of Reform; 03. New Rules of the Game; DW: Mahatma Gandhi: Dying for freedom]

McVeigh 2020 [mcveigh2020]: A handshake is a very low cost way of making contracts, but is worthless in a community with lotsa liars. Gimbutas noted the stable – no population & economic consumption growth – Steppe Aryan population: that a low tech agrarian village founded in 8000 BC was still a low tech agrarian village in 4000BC. This also allowed them to sustainably farm the land, and live in peace. There are no steppe Aryan palaces, no prisons, no mental institutions, no homeless, no landless and no unemployed. No harems; they didnt even have marriage, just as the Musou still today. Among whom, rape & murder are so rare they dont have words for it. [SQSwans: Day Brown: Proto Indo-European: 23 January 2017]
[SQ-DS: The Mosou Matriarch Men Live Better where Women are in Charge].
» McVeigh 2020: Return to Eden: EoP – End Civ – UN Resolution.

Globally there are two potential international law legal systems, requiring two different forms of agriculture and freedom; and leading to two different international and/or national economic and peace and war systems; with two different types of peacenik / military warriors [Summary EoP v WiP Law: eop-v-wip-law: PDF]. Abel Ecology of Peace (“EoP”) international law will require citizens to practice – procreation and consumption below ecological carrying capacity limits, and fully informed consent honest relating  – responsible freedom, and will lead to sustainable steady state – no population and economic growth – low tech sustainable subsistence agriculture agrarian economies [Thompkins Conservation: The Next Economy; NBC: Eustace Conway’s Turtle Island; RN: Russia’s Rural Villagers are Unphased by Economic Collapse; NH: Russian Family Gardens Produce 40% of Russian Food; TB: In 1999, 35 million small family plots produced 90% of Russia’s potatoes, 77% of vegetables, 87% of fruits, 59% of meat, 49% of milk]. Kane Babylon Masonic War is Peace (“WiP”) law allows cattle-citizens [Obama Deception: False WiP Left Right paradigm; Stefan Molyneux: The Story of [WiP] Enslavement: 01:02; Human Farming: Our Enslavement; PETA: Sunny Acre Farms] the freedom to procreate and consume as much as they want, and practice certain forms of relating deception [IG: 15-07-31]; and leads to totalitarian agriculture [TSWabbit: Daniel Quinn on Totalitarian Agriculture: Excerpt: What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire] boom – slaughterhouse cattle feast – bust economic systems. In a global WiP international law system, everyone is consciously or unconsciously – lab rats on a treadmill – trapped in the growth-boom-bust [OKC: The Boom the Bust and the Bomb; FactXTract: Flatten Weimar Curve?; Crash Course: Exponential Growth & Power of Compounding; Growth Busters: Limits to Growth: Bacteria in a Bottle; World Population Balance: Understanding Exponential Growth; Al Bartlett: Arithmetic, Population and Energy] econo-legal system. The growth-boom-bust system can only be reformed – prior to bust collapsing – if a sufficient number of elite are willing to cooperate to abolish it and replace it with a legal system enabling orderly and humane degrowth return to a sustainable steady state system. Some are consciously – prisoners – trapped, others are unconsciously – prison guards – trapped [My Dinner with Andre: Guard/Prisoner Reality]. All Babylon War is Peace (“WiP”) Yum Yum Cannibal Boom Bust economy’s are economic systems where the Babylon elite unconsciously or consciously – some more honest and others with a preference for flattery deception – profiteer off race, religious, class and gender Yum Yum boom-bust resource conflict misery. One of the ways in which citizens are encouraged to increase consumption at even faster levels are through banking lending practices. It is not for nothing that usury [DC: Usury: Mathematical Fraud Explained; Bill Maher: Elizabeth Warren: Usury] – a financial growth symptom of Babylon WiP procreation/consumption growth law – was made illegal by some nations and religions, but those nations and religions failed to address the root – Babylon WiP procreation, consumption and deception law – causes of – among others – financial boom bust economic symptom of usury.
» EoP Leg Sub: 10 Jul: McV20: EoP Law A: WiP Law. Vusi Mohadi Q: Who Killed the Economy?; 16 Aug: EoP Law Peaceful Protestor Defn; TN: McVeigh EoP law Cons & Wiki Pedia Edit.

Its worth repeating that Mother Natures laws do set a single – procreation and consumption below ecological carrying capacity limits – standard [eop-footprint: mcveigh2020: PDF: pp.40-43/71 | lj-v-ls: PDF pp.39-42/70] for resource abundance prosperity; for the inhabitants of any ecological system. Its also worth noting that in the absence of the beings calling themselves citizen voters cooperating to legislate international laws that obey Mother Natures single procreation and consumption standard of procreation and consumption below ecological carrying capacity limits [eop-un-res: mcveigh2020: PDF: pp.26-67/71 | lj-v-ls: PDF pp.25-66/70]; enabling orderly and humane deindustrialization and depopulation return to Mother Natures single responsible freedom prosperity standard; Mother Natures armies can and will Bon Voyage Motherfuckers all of the citizen voters armies – Pentagon [Global Observatory: Climate Change is Urgent Global Security Threat], Red Army [Reds: Trailer], NATO [NATO: Climate Change], People’s Army [ASPO: Al Bartlett: China’s One Child Policy]; Muslim Brotherhood [Reuters: Two is enough, Egypt tells poor families as population booms; Express Tribune: Justice Nisar: population control is Pakistans top priority after water conservation; Supreme Court recommends national task force for population control] – combined back to the stone age; as she has done many times before [Military Gospel: 11 Feb: NASA: Human & nature dynamics: Modeling inequality resource use in the collapse or sustainability of societies].
» EoP Leg Sub: 24 Jun: McV20: EoP Law Re: TAC: Here Come the Bourgeoisie Bolsheviks; 13 Jul: McV20: McV20 Q 4 Kudrin, Gref & Chubais: Putin mandate for EoP Woke Therapy?

EoP UN Resolution [lj-v-ls: PDF: pp.25-66/70] to implement Ecology of Peace Scientific and Cultural law as international law; has been submitted electronically or formally served to parties and courts in the following political and legal proceedings – as of date no respondent has exposed any scientific or cultural law error – [A] US Presidential Campaign: (i) McVeigh 2020 [mcveigh2020: 07 Feb: IA SoS: Pro Se Filing Ntc: McVeigh 2020: EoP / OKC TRC Return to Steppe Aryan Eden Negotiations: Write In Candidate PDF: pp.55-96/350]; [B] IACHR: McVeigh 2020 v USA: EoP Law Voter Pro Se Application for EoP Prisoner of WiP Law War Declaratory Authorization; in terms of Art 4, 5 and 128 of the Geneva Convention relative to Treatment of Prisoner of War [mcv-v-usa: PDF: pp.17; Encl: E: PDF: pp.55-96/350]; [C] US Courts: (i) US Court of Appeals DC Circuit Court of Judge Merrick Garland: EoP Law Voter Prisoner of WiP Law War Pro Se Application for Direct Access to US Court of Appeals DC Circuit Court of Judge Merrick Garland [mcv-v-djtjrb: .NoM: PDF: Annex: D: pp.70; E PDF: pp.31-100/350]; (ii) US District Court: District of Columbia: 1:21-cr-43 et al: US v Capital Breach Accused: EoP law Voter Amicus in support of (a) EoP Law Prisoner Pardon or (b) WiP Law mitigation of sentencing of Saperstein Capital Breach Accused; subject to USG EoP Axis Oath office or EoP v WiP Law Referendum [us-v-cba: PDF: pp.81-122/122]; (iii) District Court for the Western District of Texas: El Paso Division: Criminal No EP-20-U4: US v Patrick Crusius [us-v-pwc: PDF: pp.156-197/261]; [D] South Africa Courts: (a) SA Constitutional Court: CCT 52-21: Zondo v Zuma: EoP Law Voter Mediation Amicus [PDF: pp.39-80/80]; (b) George High Court: (i) H 111/19: LJ v Lindiwe Sisulu and Eight Others [lj-v-ls: PDF: pp.25-66/70]; (ii) H 225/19: LJ v Speaker George Municipality and Four Others [lj-v-sgmc: PDF: pp.17-54/56]; (iii) H 213/19 LJ v Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: Min of Defence & Eight Others [lj-v-nmn: PDF: pp.34-76/83]; (c) CCMA: Comm for Conciliation Mediation & Arbitration: 1063-20: LJ v Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Two Others [lj-v-trc: PDF: pp.30-71/137]; [E] UK Courts: (i) UK Supreme Court: LJ v Speaker House of Commons and Ten Others [lj-v-shoc: PDF: pp.43-84/88]; (ii) Westminster Magistrates Court: UK Extradition Proceedings: US v Julian Assange [us-v-jpa: PDF: pp.59-100/143]; [F] New Zealand Courts: High Court of New Zealand, Christchurch Registry  / I Te Koti Matua O Aotearoa Ōtautahi Rohe: CRI-2019-009-2468: New Zealand v Brenton Tarrant [nz-v-bt: PDF: pp.156-197/261]; [G] Intnl Court of Justice: (i) Treaty of Amity Proceedings: Iran v USA [ir-v-us: PDF: pp.59-100/143]; (ii) Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide: Gambia v Myanmar: [gm-v-mm: PDF: pp.11-52/52].

EoP – OKC TRC – Axis Alliance [31 Mar: EoP Upd: Sergey Lavrov: Re: EoP Axis Alliance negotiations] Honest Lives Matter [29 Jun: EoP Axis Alliance is an Honest Lives Matter culture] Negotiations correspondence is published at EoP Leg Sub [eop-leg-sub.tygae.org.za]

Respectfully,

Lara Johnson,
EoP MILED Clerk [EoP Oath PDF]
16 Taaibos Ave, Heatherpark, George, 6529

Sent per electronic notice to:

Geoffrey Garver:
Geoffrey Garver (geoffrey.garver@mcgill.ca);

Ecological Law and Governance Association:
Ecological Law and Governance Association (elga@elgaworld.org);

Commission for Environmental Cooperation:
Commission for Environmental Cooperation (info@cec.org)

Economics for the Anthropocene: Leadership for the Ecozoic: Peter Brown:
Economics for the Anthropocene: Leadership for the Ecozoic: Peter Brown (peter.g.brown@mcgill.ca); Jon Erickson (Jon.Erickson@uvm.edu); Joshua Farley (Joshua.Farley@uvm.edu); Ellie Perkins (esperk@yorku.ca); Dina Spigelski (dina.spigelski@mcgill.ca); Ursula Georgeoglou (mgeorgeo@uvm.edu); Leah Temper (leah.temper@mcgill.ca); Katie Kish (katiekish@gmail.com); Deissy Perilla (deissy.perilladaza@mcgill.ca);

Ted Trainer:
Ted Trainer (tedtrainertsw@gmail.com)

Ashish Kothari:
Ashish Kothari (chikikothari@gmail.com)

Balzan Foundation: Joan Martinez Alier:
Balzan Foundation: Joan Martinez Alier (balzan@balzan.it)

Degrowth.de:
Degrowth (info@degrowth.de); Megan Egler (megan.egler@uvm.edu);

Post Carbon:
Post Carbon (info@postcarbon.org)

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