Shifting consciousness about activism
Consciousness is when you feel you're part of something big, something you can't see but can almost touch. Even if you can't entirely grasp it, you know it's there. In Activism, it's present as solidarity.
We are shifting consciousness about what the purpose of Activism is... peace, because we strongly believe that "Peace is the absence of fear" is a much more practical approach to empower humanity and produce solidarity among so called "Activists."
We also believe terms like Peace movement, Peace Process and Activism are interchangeable terms. These terms should be controlled by the collective, and not be used by our governments to define their meaningless treaties, or to discredit Pacifists and Peace Movements.
To induce a debate on who defines what peace is and how it applies to Activism, we created a different online environment, available as a movement, #Repeace, as an act of consciousness. John F. Kennedy, among others, said that "the mere absence of war is not peace" and how we should "focus on a series of actions and agreements, in the interests of all concerned." Not only we agree, but we have manifested those actions and agreements in the 3 #repeace commitments. We believe that they are at the center of current petitions and political grievances, and in the interest of all concerned. The focus on Responsibility, Sustainability, Compassion and Freedom of expression, is far superior, than a vague dream about a world void of armed conflicts. In response to the statement by Ronnie Kasrills (image above), we think that what needs to be replaced is the definition of peace, and the methods applied by engaged citizens to express their grievances.
A new movement is about creating new consciousness, shifting focus and reshaping solidarity. People in the Civil Rights Movement felt it, Occupy Wall Street, Solidarność, NODAPL, knew it, and so does every Anonymous or WikiLeaks supporter. They were / are part of an wider evolution of consciousness. Whether you are in it or not, a new movement is a unity of purpose, the strength of a unified will. It will always exists under a new name, a new purpose, and a new idea.
The entire Activism, is a huge consciousness. Activists are a massive movement of movements, global, beyond language or cause, race or religion, and it’s defined by our fears. There’s nothing wrong about the fears we feel when we act, protest or sign petitions. To the contrary, "we fear, means we are concerned," it helps us understand that we share the same emotion, when we act, It’s what connects us. That's what solidarity is about. But Activism, also called "Civil Society," is currently extremely divided, fragmented and competitive.
Repeace is the idea that the entire community of global activists realise peace, and not only the antiwar activists or the nuclear weapons deterrence movements, as currently presumed.
To correct a flawed thought, we define Activists as #Repeacers, and we give to the entire global community of activism, YOU, the opportunity to reclaim language and thought, a meaning of peace that stands in contrast with the policies that our governments are drafting and implementing and in strong contrast with the idea of peace they had in mind for humanity.
Clicking on the 3 commitments, creates a new consciousness, a new movement that is positive, truly non violent, massive, immune from eviction, detention, and critique from the main stream media, that loves to frame people in movements as complainers or anti-establishment.