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Confrontation

Confrontation

Prolonged confrontation will lead to greater expenses, fatigue and disenchantment of the followers, dissension, and ultimately rebellion.

Keep confrontations short! Attack and retreat. Expend energy and resources only in short burts.

Achieve swift and decisive victory! Or use hit and run tactics.

Never leave yourself open to attack!

Never allow bureaucracy in your ranks.

Defending the environment is a guerrilla movement by necessity.

"Environmentalists must have no illusion about decisive victory or even victory in our lifetime. We are simply buying time for the future."

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MARSHALL MCLUHAN

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

MARSHALL MCLUHAN

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The Art of War

The Art of War

For the environmental movement to succeed the objective must be peace. The strategy of the ecological warrior must be stealth. The media needs to be utilized like a weapon of modern warfare. The loyalty, courage and passion within the movement and the moral superiority of...

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The Strategy of the Artist

The Strategy of the Artist

The artist exhibits respect for the Earth, bridges the gap between biocentric and anthropocentric humanity, and connects the present with the past and future. The artist is intuitive, imaginative, and can communicate effectively.

"The creations of the Earth are supreme and the only impo...

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PAUL WATSON

A good strategist must be able to favorably use the opposition's philosophical arguments. Praise the Lord and wrap yourself in the flag if this is what it takes to get your message across.

PAUL WATSON

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PAUL WATSON

The way of the Earth warrior is the twofold way of camera and confrontation.

PAUL WATSON

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The Law of Interdependence

The Law of Interdependence

All species are interdependent with each other.

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Situation

Situation

Take up a position on accessible terrain.

Seize the first advantage of a situation.

On open ground you must move quickly and in a disciplined manner.

Avoid entanglement and entrapment.

Beware the prepared enemy.

Don't let the enemy bait you out onto disadvantageous g...

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Keep it simple!

Keep it simple!

Appeal to anthropocentric preconceived notions.

Accentuate the beauty and nobility of the cause.

Subtly attach the cause of the less appealing to the public campaign.

Recruit celebrities to speak for and support your cause.

Confidence is the defense against ridicule and cr...

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The Strategy of the Communicator

The Strategy of the Communicator

The communicator propagates the ideas of the ecological movement and teaches the way of the ecological activist. The communicator is curious, skilled in writing, and has the ability to speak and be understood.

"You are the hammer and your message is the nail. Hi...

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Preparations

Preparations

Strategy is of paramount importance.

Failure to understand strategy may result in injury, imprisonment, or death.

Don't attempt to carry out a campaign without a good strategy in place.

All strategy requires the careful and meticulous laying of plans.

According to Sun Tzu ...

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Concluding Words

Concluding Words

The strategy for your individual needs and objectives must be developed from within your own intuitive soul. You must temper it with the fires of your own imagination. It must be driven by the strength and power of your own will.

The karmic laws must be respected.

Shadows can only pre...

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Field Confrontation

Field Confrontation

Always exercise forethought and never make light of your opponent.

Command the view of your terrain.

Always post guards and work out a code of signals.

Always give yourself room to retreat.

Inspect locations where the enemy may lie in ambush or spy upon your movements.

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PAUL WATSON

Strategy must find ways to wed seemingly unattainable goals with workable tactics to secure the desired outcome. But sometimes you just have to go for broke and take whatever risks are required, trusting in your intuition and perception of the situation.

PAUL WATSON

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PAUL WATSON

Worms, ants, bacteria and fish are more important than human beings for the simple reason that worms, ants, bacteria and fish do not need humanity to survive but humanity needs them to survive. They are essential for our existence. We are not essential to their existen...

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Maneuvering

Maneuvering

Harmony in the organization is vital for the success of any field conflict.

Never enter into an alliance without knowing the designs of your potential ally.

Move only if there is a real advantage.

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Hoka hey!

Hoka hey!

Do not burden your soul with unfinished business.

Be at peace with those you love.

Never surrender to fear.

Sometimes you have to do things without an escape option simply because it is the right thing to do.

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Fighting your Allies

Fighting your Allies

Do not publicly battle an ally.

Promote harmony and display a mutual non-aggression policy.

If your organization is infiltrated, you need to isolate the infiltrators. If the infiltration becomes to strong, you need to abandon the organization and regroup.

Turn all attacks into s...

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The Way of Dreams

The Way of Dreams

Controlling dreams and transforming them into reality is the way of the warrior dreamer.

Surrender reason to intuition.

Do not fear death.

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The Strategic Art

The Strategic Art

  • the strategy of the Healer
  • the strategy of the Communicator
  • the strategy of the Artist
  • the strategy of the Infiltrator
  • the strategy of the Catalyst
  • the strategy of the Shaman

A strategist must choose a strategy based on intuitive inclinatio...

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We are mere passengers

We are mere passengers

We may look pretty, we may breed like yeast, we may believe we are the greatest creation under the stars, but the truth is that we exist by virtue of the fact that billions of creatures from millions of species make it possible for us to exist at all. Without them there would be no art, no music,...

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Tactics

Tactics

"You must always put yourself beyond the possibility of being defeated and then wait for an opportunity to defeat the enemy."

To be victorious you need to:

  • plan secretly
  • move surreptitiously
  • foil the enemy's intentions
  • thwart the enemy's schemes

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PAUL WATSON

In 1981, two of my crew and I landed on a Siberian beach to document evidence on illegal Soviet whaling activities. We were approached by two Soviet soldiers. I turned my back on them and stepped into our inflatable boat. My crew sat in the bow facing the beach as I sl...

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Maintaining the Center

Maintaining the Center

Do not camp in difficult terrain.

Do not linger in isolated positions.

Advantages and disadvantages must be considered together.

Entice away the opponent's best warriors and couns...

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<p>23) Keep your allies distan...

23) Keep your allies distant, your enemies near.

24) Manipulation

25) Seduce Enemy Followers

26) Indirect Chastisement

27) Feign ignorance, stupidity or incompetence

28) Point of No Return: entice your opponent

29) Fireworks Strategy: baffle your opponents with...

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PAUL WATSON

The consequences of our actions aren’t going to happen centuries from now. They’re going to happen within this century. Oceanic ecosystems are collapsing, now! The planet is getting warmer, now! Phytoplankton is being diminished, now! The planet is dying now, and we ar...

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May the Force Be With You

May the Force Be With You

The control of your forces, may they be large or small, is a matter of preparation and organization. Large groups are divided into smaller groups. Set up a chain of command. Divide your followers into ordinary and extraordinary, the ordinary to engage, the extraordinary t...

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<p>Captain Paul Watson is a Ca...

Captain Paul Watson is a Canadian-born environmental activist. He believes in a biocentric philosophy as opposed to anthropocentric and that humans should live in harmony with nature in accordance with the laws of ecology.

Watson co-founded the Greenpeace Foundation in 1969...

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McLuhanism

McLuhanism

More than ever before does the media define culture and determine reality as it is perceived by others. The ecological warrior needs to understand the different mediums of media and how they require different approaches to deliver the message. The chosen medium is part of the message.

Befor...

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Your cause must be honest and just

Your cause must be honest and just

Remain Virtuous in your adherence to biocentric principles.

Deception is a weapon. Do not direct it towards your allies. Beware of self-deception.

Strive to attain a complete understanding of anthropocentric thought.

Justice is a matter of perception. People see what they want t...

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The Strategy of the Infiltrator

The Strategy of the Infiltrator

The objective of the infiltrator is to affect change from within the opposition. The infiltrator needs to be skilled in espionage, creative sabotage, and proficient in the skills valued by the opposition. The infiltrator needs strong determination and dedication. The infiltrator must be a master ...

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The Strategy of the Catalyst

The Strategy of the Catalyst

The objective of the catalyst is to confront and provoke. The catalyst is stubborn by nature. The catalyst has great courage, determination, ambition, leadership skills, and complete dedication.

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The Continuum

The Continuum

All living things upon the Earth are a part of the Earth. All living things upon the Earth have always been a part of the Earth. All living things upon the Earth will forever be a part of the Earth. This is the Continuum.

Our actions and decisions must weigh the future consequences.

A...

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The Laws of Media

The Laws of Media

  1. The media is not concerned with facts.
  2. The camera is the most powerful weapon on the planet.
  3. Media manipulation is a matter of survival in a media culture.
  4. Keep it simple.
  5. Stay in control.
  6. Emotion will always triumph over fact.
  7. The medium is th...

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Deception is the foundation of strategy

Deception is the foundation of strategy

Never lose your temper! Be calm, project confidence, never be at a loss for an answer.

The nature of the mass media today is that the truth is irrelevant.

The truth is defined by manipulation of facts and events.

As long as the spirit of your message is truthful, statistics and ...

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Never be caught unprepared

Never be caught unprepared

Avoid adverse conditions when defending.

Exploit adverse conditions when attacking.

Know how to survive in your environment.

Be aware of and familiar with your environment.

Incorporate all circumstances and possibilities into your planning.

Have trusted allies.

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Command and Leadership

Command and Leadership

There are 9 types of leadership:

  • leaders of humanism
  • leaders of duty
  • leaders of courtesy
  • leaders of intellect
  • leaders of inspiration
  • leaders of the field
  • leaders of the frontline
  • leaders of charisma
  • leaders that compose al...

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The Disciplined Art of Strategic Deception

The Disciplined Art of Strategic Deception

Modern media is a battlefield of opposing ideologies.

Truth is turned into a tool of strategy.

Through media you can control the perception of reality.

The difference between lying and deception is based on perception. The truth is always a lie in the eyes of the opposition.

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STEVE IRWIN

Whatever you want to do in this world, it is achievable. The most important thing that I've found, that perhaps you could use, is be passionate and enthusiastic in the direction that you choose in life, and you'll be a winner.

STEVE IRWIN

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PAUL WATSON

I called the crew together and told them that it was my intention to ram the Sierra to end its career. [...] We picked up speed [...] and struck them again, ripping the hull clear down to the water line. I was brought before the Port captain and told that I would be ch...

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The Art of Non-Fighting

The Art of Non-Fighting

It is imperative to achieve victories without causing or sustaining injuries or fatalities. Open engagement in conflict is the last resort. Never besiege!

  • Foil the enemy's plans.
  • Prevent the unification of the enemy's forces.
  • Interfere with your enemy's alliances.

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DAVE FOREMAN

When the vermin move in, simply move out.

DAVE FOREMAN

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DIAN FOSSEY

When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.

DIAN FOSSEY

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The Four Oaths of the Earth Warrior

The Four Oaths of the Earth Warrior

  1. Never lose respect for the Way of the Earth Warrior.
  2. Be of service to the Earth and all of her children.
  3. Be respectful to the Earth and all of her children.
  4. Get beyond love and grief, beyond personal ambition.

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Spiritual Foundation of the Earth Warrior

Spiritual Foundation of the Earth Warrior

Learn from the past. Let the future guide your actions. Live in the present.

It is only in the present that you can act. The present is for the true activist.

Find your own way. You must walk your path alone with courage and dignity.

Let your guidance come from within and not fr...

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The 36 Strategies

The 36 Strategies

  1. Invisibility
  2. Helpful Big Brother Scheme
  3. Help from Friends
  4. Be rested as your opponent wearies.
  5. As others drown, dive for the pearl.
  6. Spreading Manure
  7. Materializing the Ghost: create a fantasy
  8. Wizard of Oz: false front
  9. Passive Obse...

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The Consequences

The Consequences

Not adhering to the laws of ecology will lead to:

  • collapse of ecosystems
  • breakdown of human social structures
  • decline of human empathy
  • global warming
  • emerging pathogens from the permafrost
  • more virulent viral diseases
  • famine, war and terr...

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The Use of Intelligence Agents

The Use of Intelligence Agents

Using intelligence agents is the most cost-effective method of defeating the opposition.

Agents cost much less than taking your forces to the field.

There are five types of agents:

  • native: citizens employed from the enemy country
  • inside: employees of the opposition ...

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Attacking with Fire

Attacking with Fire

Fire is unpredictable and uncontrollable and therefore should not be utilized as a tactic by the environmental activist.

"The only fire that I endorse is the fire of passion and in truth this is the most effective fire of all." - Paul Watson

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The Way of the Wind

The Way of the Wind

To know yourself you must know others.

Understand the lessons of the past and all cultures.

Do not diverge. All roads have side paths. A small divergence now will later become a large divergence.

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PAUL WATSON

In anthropocentric society, a harsh judgment is given to those that destroy or seek to destroy the creations of humanity. Monkey-wrench a bulldozer and they will call you a vandal. Spike a tree and they will call you a terrorist. Liberate a coyote from a trap and they ...

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Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

Earth is a spaceship. It travels at 250 kilometers per second. It has an outer hull and a force field protecting its occupants from space radiation. Its engine is remotely placed some 93,000 million miles away that sends power in the form of light and heat. Earth's internal generator provides add...

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The 7 Ds of a successful campaign

The 7 Ds of a successful campaign

  • Deception
  • Discipline
  • Deployment
  • Distraction
  • Diversion
  • Division
  • Documentation

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ROB STEWART

I thought I had the dream life. I could take pictures of fish and travel the world. It was only when I saw what was happening to the sharks that I realized I couldn't just sit back and not care. At a certain point you have to take action.

ROB STEWART

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Stealth and Unpredictability

Stealth and Unpredictability

Understand the visible and unvisible. Be first in the field, the enemy should come to you. Impose your will upon the enemy. Draw them out with bait, or strike their crucial points. Move swiftly to where you are not expected. Attack what cannot be defended, hold what cannot be attacked. Only fight...

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The Strategy of the Healer

The Strategy of the Healer

The healer wants to restore, rejuvenate, refresh, and repair the negative consequences of human action. The healer is gentle and caring. The healer must have the ability to absorb the negative from without while preserving the positive within.

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PAUL WATSON

Change comes from the passion, imagination and courage of individuals.

PAUL WATSON

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PAUL WATSON

Becoming an environmentalist is in reality a question of self-preservation.

PAUL WATSON

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The Law of Finite Resources

The Law of Finite Resources

There are limits to growth and limits to carrying capacity.

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PAUL WATSON

Environmentalism is the most universal, noble, just, and moral of causes, and most importantly, represents the interests of every living thing upon the Earth.

PAUL WATSON

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PAUL WATSON

If the oceans die, we die!

PAUL WATSON

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The Way of Earth

The Way of Earth

Be the foundation. Know the smallest and the biggest, the shallowest and the deepest. Always keep an open mind. Nothing is final or firm.

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The Way of Water

The Way of Water

Let the spirit become like water. Adapt to your surroundings, be a rivulet or a wild sea.

Water is clarity. Water is purity. Water is life.

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The Way of Fire

The Way of Fire

This is the path of combat and confrontation. Fire is fierce regardless of the size of the flame. Make decisions without hesitation. Don't change spirit.

Fire is spontaneous. Fire transforms.

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The Strategy of the Shaman

The Strategy of the Shaman

The shaman connects the spiritual to the material reality. The Shaman is the spiritual guide for the movement. The shaman has great intuition, and the ability to tap into and be guided by the dream world. The shaman is perceptive, empathetic, selfless, and completely dedicated to the cause.

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PAUL WATSON

The life of a human is equal to the life of an animal. The life of an animal is equal to the life of a plant. The life of a plant is equal to the state of being of a mountain or a lake.

PAUL WATSON

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Aggressive Non-Violence

Aggressive Non-Violence

Violent interference has moral and legal consequences.

Environmental activism needs to be aggressive, but non-violent.

Embrace the power of a movement. An individual can be stopped, a movement however cannot be easily suppressed.

"The breaking of non-indictable laws is justi...

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The Law of Diversity

The Law of Diversity

The strength of an eco-system is dependent upon the diversity of species within it.

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The 3 Laws of Ecology

The 3 Laws of Ecology

  1. The Law of Diversity
  2. The Law of Interdependence
  3. The Law of Finite Resources

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The four sources that influenced this book

The four sources that influenced this book

  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
  • the written and presented works of Marshall McLuhan
  • 50 years of experience as an environmental activist and field campaign leader

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SUN TZU

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

SUN TZU

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MIYAMOTO MUSASHI

There is nothing of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.

MIYAMOTO MUSASHI

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The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings

The ecological warrior needs to develop complete mastery over himself and a sense of oneness with nature. Worldly, spiritual, and aesthetic skills need to be acquired to merge into a single harmonious whole.

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The Paths of Strategy

The Paths of Strategy

  • Earth
  • Water
  • Fire
  • Wind
  • Dreams

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A Lifetime of Experience

A Lifetime of Experience

Paul Watson has taken hundreds of sea-going expeditions and thus successfully interfered with numerous illegal activities exploiting marine wildlife. All this was accomplished without causing or sustaining a single injury to his opposition or his crew. Not a single one of his missions has resulte...

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GERTRUDE STEIN

The answer is there is no answer.

GERTRUDE STEIN

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