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SOUL = Survival and Sustainability of Organized Human Life

Our Credos, Chants and Cheers!

A Collection of Meaningful Statements, Inspirations, and Calls to ACTION

A Credo of sorts, in-formation (This Credo is definitely being worked-on and will change in some details, probably, but it serves to get the main important points across. We believe that this is pretty consistent with how most humans think and feel especially now, 189 years into this "21st century" --- Let it not be our last!)

We affirm that Life on Earth is rare, special, beautiful, and important. We affirm the same about the Human species, and that means each and every individual. Life, and the development over a 4-billion year history of Life's evolution - with some 1.3 million species identified to date and approximately 8.7 million unique species estimated, of which we, homo spaiens sapiens, are only one species - is a beautiful, good, and important process in Nature, and that we all are to be respected and endowed with the right to live, to survive and not only to survive but to thrive, and to enjoy our lives with freedoms and liberties and without the fear of imminent extinction and eradication at the hands of something that we can do something to prevent.

We affirm that we all, as humans, have a duty, an obligation, a responsibility (and the response-ability!) to act, to live, to work, to pursue our dreams, our happiness, with freedom and liberty, as individuals and as communities of many sorts and types, and that in these freedoms and rights there are absolutely essential, mandatory, responsibilities, for us to do so in ways that serve the greater good of the whole, the total community of us as humans and as living beings.

We affirm that today, in our present times, in this 21st century as we mark our time, there are extremely dangerous risks of imminent catastrophes that can terminate or render nearly extinct the human species, and many other life forms, and certainly put an end to civilization as we have known it for not only centuries but millennia, through a combination of natural events and processes that have been exacerbated, intesified, worsened and made into critical threats by human actions, particular through our intense and unrestrained consumption, and the ways in which we have conducted ourselves in our industry, commerce, and livelihood.

We affirm that presently, the Survival and sustainability of Organized Human Life is facing extraordinary threat and risk, and particularly through the consequences now upon us from Climate Dynamics and Extremes, including global warming and nonlinear climate processes exacerbated by human activities with Earth's environment, and also from Nuclear Weapons and the threat of global and unrestrained Nuclear War.

We affirm that Drastic Action in our Society, especially in our Economics, our Financial Practices, and our Politics, must be undertaken immediately with the support of the Whole, Entire Human Population in all societies, all nations, all states, and that such Actions must be designed and conducted in ways to transform and transmute industries, businesses, public entities including governments, in such Manners that will effectively, realistically, quickly, and permanently, bring Humanity and Earth from the brink of Extinction, from the Edge of the Precipice, from the imminence of irreversible self-destruction and racial suicide.

We affirm these things and commit ourselves to Action, using all powers of reason, logic, argument and persuasion on the basis of what Life Itself calls out in a strong and certain voice to all of us: LET US ALL SURVIVE, SUSTAIN, THRIVE and BE ALIVE.

--- The SOUL Initiative Team and Worldwide Community

The following is one talk by one woman. It is one of the most comprehensive and eloquent presentations thus far, fro 2018, describing what is the State of Our World with respect to Climate and Consequences of Change Dynamics and Extremes. To understand better what and why is the above Credo, what and why are the chants and mottos and slogans below, and why there is this SOUL Initiative, listen to Gail Bradbrook if you have not already:

Heading For Extinction and what to do about it
An excellent address (Sept. 2018) by Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Rising Up! and Extinction Rebellion (XR).

Quoted from Gail Bradbrook's talk, above

"Courage is the resolve to do well without the assurance of a happy ending"

(attributed to Dr. Kate Marvel)

"We're talking about traditional values here, orientated toward service to community, duty, responsibility, honor, and the desire to be a worthy ancestor, in fully understanding that we will die one day, it could be soon, wishing to fully live a meaningful life, and in facing the risk of Life on Earth dying, to step forwards and be willing to offer our service to something bigger than ourselves, to Life Itself."

(Gail Bradbrook)


Quoted from Gail Bradbrook's talk, above


Extinction Rebellion
We are rebelling against the Sixth or any Mass-Extinction, particularly that which is in process right now, augmented and fueled by human over-consumption, over-use of fossil fuels, the imminent risk of plantetary catastrophe and an apocalyptic end to civilization through global nuclear war.

We are that Rebellion which will not cease until we achieve Victory for LIFE.

This phrase comes from people involved in climate-change response actions and the First Global Climate School Strike on 15.February.2019. It is now the name of a movement and different organizations active around the world. The SOUL Initiative stands with all of the Extinction Rebellion groups and activists that we know.

 
There is NO PLANet B
Created by youth climate activists and popularized especially during the First Global Climate School Strike on 15.February.2019. We people involved in the SOUL Initiative think this is an absolutely right-on statement! No Plan B, and No Planet B, period. Get It and Understand It, Everybody!
Time for (r)Evolution
Also a "Dr. D" inspiration, this is simple and to the point. Revolution is important, essential, in any discipline, any field, any work, any society. But what form it takes really matters! We have seen what comes from chaos, irrationality, indecision, lack of focus, lack of discipline, over a history of centuries and millennia.

We are talking here about Evolution - and also, to further plan on meanings and implications, Re-Evolution.

Meditate on all of this. Think hard about your role - your abilities, rights, and responsibilities - in contributing to, in making parts and parcels of, Our Collective Human and Biosphere EVOLUTION. Today. And Tomorrow.

And then think hard about what we have been doing especially during the past 150 years, and in an accelerative way, during the past 100 years, and in a hyper-fashion, during the past 70+ years, since @ 1945. It has been setting the stage for the Opposite of Forward-Moving Evolution. The Opposite.

 
life.empowered.lives.engaged.living.enhanced
Created by Martin Dudziak back @ 2012 as an expression of what TetraDyn and the Tetrad Group (STEM-oriented companies he founded or co-founded) were really, essentially, al about as businesses. It has continued on into another company that now is a direct sponsor and benefactor to the SOUL Initiative and all its Programs and Projects, Intelligent Renaissance Industries. And this motto also serves wonderfully for what SOUL is all about, and what we at SOUL believe should be at the forefront of every mind of every executive, employee, investor and stakeholder of any for-profit company. It's All about Life - you cannot have business, you cannot have commerce, you cannot have science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics, you cannot do anything, without People - living, breathing People. And thus, SOUL. At the center of the businesses, companies, institutes, research studies in which we are engaged, and at the center of your mind and heart if you are really Alive...
Rebel for LIFE
This is as great a Call to Action as it gets! Created by youth climate activists and popularized especially during the First Global Climate School Strike on 15.February.2019. It is a Call to You to Act, to Rebel, for Life, and it is about being exactly such, a Rebel, for Life.
 
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