It is said that the advent of patriarchal civilization, or “The Great Forgetting” as some people call it, took place around 10,000 years ago when one culture in the Near East adopted a new way of life that humans had not tried before.
As people familiar with such authors as Marlo Morgan and Daniel Quinn know - what is called The Great Forgetting refers to the wealth of knowledge that the culture of civilization lost when we adopted our new civilized lifestyle - the knowledge that allowed indigenous cultures to survive, the knowledge that we had once also been tribal and the understanding that we were but one mere culture of thousands. All of this basically disappears in a few short generations after indigenous people migrate to civilization for whatever reasons, usually as are the victims of cultural genocide and imperialism.
This accounts for an enormous cultural collapse as once-tribal people found themselves in a new and strange mass centralized society. New beliefs, new ways of life rushed into this cultural vacuum to fill the void. But without being tested by natural selection over thousands of years this new culture proved evolutionarily unstable.
It is only recently that the Great Forgetting has been pondered much by intellectualism But understanding can help in making sense of our destructive culture. And remembering what it is that was forgotten holds the key to our future.
In the writings of the authors of Deep Green Resistance, and the writings of other DGR members, we seek to remember, and once remembering starts, we realize how much we need to unlearn, and re-learn. DGR posits that resistance begins in how we cultivate a real and daily relationship with the living land that supports us - wherever we are located. From this, we build all our relationships and dismantle the domination/subordination paradigm that perpetuates the culture of apathy, male violence, and the industrial economy.
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They began to practice an intensive form of agriculture which enabled them to live in a settled location