Extinction Rebellion Leader Calling out the Economy

Phil Kingston, an 83 year old veteran activist, is calling out corporations, banks, mainstream media and the government

Chaya Rena Thomas
Sep 25, 2019 · 2 min read

Phil Kingston captured the hearts of the Extinction Rebellion movement in his speech on April 21st in London while in the company of Greta Thunberg.

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Phil Kingston in an Extinction Rebellion protest on top of a London train, eating a sandwich

In his speech Phil says “there is in Britain, and worldwide, the suppression of an essential debate: it is the relationship between the economy and the destruction of earth. It is effectively kept off limits by, first of all, the people who must run the economy financial and commercial top interest and they are supported by the mainstream media almost entirely and sadly, terrible sadly, they are supported by almost all politicians.”

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Extinction Rebellion protest in the heart of London.

As a software engineer programming a new economy, I could not have agreed more. As a cryptocurrencies programmer I view money as the DNA of a society; the way the money is programmed will determine the manner in which people behave. We see this phenomenon with the fiat money system of winners and losers, nature being on the losing end while fossil fuels and the animal agriculture industries being on the winning end.

We need a new currency constellation that assigns value to all living things, rainforests included. We need to stop seeing natural resources as treasures to be exploited by the strongest or most powerful.

Phil continued his powerful speech by saying “the belief that we can have never-ending growth is still being pushed ahead by all parties even though it is such that the mess we’re in. I was in the idea that being a consumer was part of my security. That’s gone a long time ago”.

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Extinction Rebellion protesters blocking one of the main London bridges

I am calling upon all Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion members to transition to the new sustainable economy, an economy that is distributed around the globe and is not controlled by a government or central entity. That is how we bring down the monster and stop this evil machine propelling us to our deaths.

For the sake of humanity, let’s unite!

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Chaya Rena Thomas

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Chaya Rena Thomas

Written by

Being, Living, Breathing Consciously.

VeganNation

Building a true impact economy for a healthy earth; empowering, uniting and strengthening the global vegan community with a trustworthy and community-governed digital currency — VeganCoin

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