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#1. Alienation is perhaps the most effective tool of control in America, and every reminder of our real connectedness weakens that tool. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#2. I don't think a worship of nature is necessary to mount a really strong defense of the environment. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#3. I would never go to jail to protect animals or plants or wilderness. For me, it's about the people. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#4. Dealing with our negative emotions is a crucial preparatory step to taking effective action. You have to grapple with the hard stuff, with the hard realities of the world. This builds your confidence that you can handle those intense situations when they arise. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#5. That's why there is such alienation, depression, and despair in our society - because the means we're employing doesn't lead to the ends we desire, no matter how hard we work, nor how much "stuff" we accumulate. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#6. I don't read the Bible as the literal word of God; I don't view Jesus as a God. I've rejected both those statements. I view Jesus as a model for how we should live, and by that definition I do consider myself a Christian. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#7. Our security doesn't come from turning away from the hard stuff; it comes from the knowledge that we can handle it. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#8. Respond to stressful times by turning towards each other, rather than away from each other. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#9. It's really hard to change the world when your first priority is making sure that the little world around yourself doesn't change. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#10. The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it's that I have greater respect for justice. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#11. What one person can do is to plant the seeds of love and outrage in the hearts of a movement. And if those hearts are fertile ground, those seeds of love and outrage will grow into a revolution. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#12. Civil disobedience is an act of love. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#13. My values are primarily motivated by love for other people. I value the non-human world in large part because it's so vital to human beings. Even my appreciation for wilderness grows out of an understanding of how important wilderness can be for people. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#14. We think we have no power when in fact we have more than enough power. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#15. Part of the reason I embrace nonviolence is that it's the most effective thing we can do. It's a more advanced tactic than violence. If people who engage in violence want to escalate their tactics, they would escalate to nonviolence. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#16. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don't make any substantial change. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#17. Religious communities have historically been designed to counteract the forces of alienation. That's why so many successful social movements have relied upon the strength of spiritual communities and a large base of their organizing has been through them. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#18. Until our leaders take seriously their responsibility to pass on a healthy and just world to the next generation, I will continue this fight. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#19. We need actions that are really coming from people's souls. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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