Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

this is actually expanded post built off a reply to this post:

the model i think we should strive for is a non-governmental civil society. the reason that we are so stuck with these 'higher powers' jerking us around is because we have gotten lazy, used to them taking care of us, not well, just enough so that we don't do anything. we have no alternatives, no where else to turn.

if the government doesn't take care of the streets and the parks and the people and the law and the order, we are just at a loss, i mean, we don't even have another alternative.

if there is that empty field next to your house, we have no recourse to utilization. if the street signs are messed up and there are poth***s, we are at their mercy...

and now we get ignored. its a monopoly. if they don't fix it, at this point, no one else can. there is no alternative system...

this is what we are trying to do here right?
i mean, the plot is that the governments call EVOKE when things get rough. but seriously. they don't call out to anyone. can you imagine the government just sitting down and saying 'hey, we can't do this, we need someone else to do this'. cause if this was the case, why would we go in and fix things for them and then let them go on doing the same old thing?

maybe the people would be the ones calling on EVOKE... maybe we need to start doing things for ourselves....

Views: 21

Comment by Linda Holt on March 8, 2010 at 2:12pm
I agree - governments don't care, corporations don't care, a lot of people don't care - we've all been busy consuming. But it's not working any more. It's not that the "bad guys" are inherently bad, they didn't care because they were chasing stuff. As Umair Haque points out, "The real crisis is a crisis of nihilism: the belief that apart from stuff, nothing else matters economically. In the name of stuff, we sacrificed what mattered: people, community, comity, trust, education, skill, quality, The happiness — and tomorrow itself".

So our economics are screwed and governments and corporations are sitting up and taking notice. What worked to create a global financial meltdown, cannot continue - not even for rhose who wish it could. So then what? That is what I am most interested in. Yes, it's got to work from the outside in, but there is an opportunity for a new way of doing business - it's essential.
Comment by glim on March 8, 2010 at 10:01pm
linda and giovanni, you both have excellent points. in the following days i will be networking and discussing the organization of outside systems and interacting with previously existing systems. i've got you both bookmarked, i'll be sure to keep you updated. stay in touch :)


You need to be a member of Urgent Evoke to add comments!

Join Urgent Evoke

Latest Activity

N updated their profile
Sep 25, 2020
Sophie C. commented on Asger Jon Vistisen's blog post Stinging Nettle
"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
Aug 19, 2020
Meghan Mulvey posted a blog post

Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
Jul 6, 2020
Asger Jon Vistisen posted a blog post

Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
Apr 13, 2020
Jonathon McCallum posted a blog post

The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
Mar 10, 2020
Jean Paul Galea shared a profile on Facebook
Mar 1, 2020
Kevin posted a blog post


FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
Jan 1, 2020
Namwaka Mooto posted blog posts
Jan 13, 2016
T D updated their profile
Sep 3, 2015
Brook Warner posted blog posts
Aug 25, 2015
Santiago Vega posted blog posts
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega commented on Santiago Vega's blog post Act 8
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega posted photos
May 5, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted blog posts
May 2, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted a photo

public servants

The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.
May 2, 2015
Brian Hurley posted blog posts
May 2, 2015

Follow EVOKE on Twitter

Official EVOKE Facebook Page

EVOKE RSS Activity Feed

© 2022   Created by Alchemy.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service