The ReGen Citizen Pledge
Who are the Americans working tirelessly to regenerate what matters for the future of humanity? It's time to give them a name.
As I discussed in "The Case for Cosmo-Nationalism," the reputation of the word "nationalism" has been demonized, and not for no good reason.
But as justified as an allergy to all things "nation-state" may be, people around the world need to remember that citizens feeling a sense of identity and duty for their nation-state is not an inherently bad thing.
In fact, a healthy kind of engaged citizenship is essential to revitalizing and sustaining life within those national borders.
But what is such a citizenship? I think it's worth defining.
That's why I'm publishing the ReGen Citizen Pledge.
Any American can be part of the “ReGen”: a trans-age “generation” that welcomes any American of any race, gender, location, etc. who shares a common goal to “regenerate America.”
This pledge is easily forkable for citizens of other countries. Please do it if you so feel inclined.
It is concise and action-oriented by design. When we talk about civics and democracy, we often spend far too much time talking and not enough time doing.
I pledge to be a ReGen Citizen.
As a ReGen Citizen,
I believe that we are in a make-or-break decade for humanity, and that it is existentially important for Americans to unite to regenerate what matters to our shared future: our soil, our marine ecosystems, our democracies, and the way we relate to each other and to Mother Nature.
I understand that my individual actions have an impact on those around me, and I believe that I must do my part to help create a regenerative civilization.
I recognize that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to thrive, and I will work to support the freedom and flourishing of people within and beyond my country.
I choose to affirm life everywhere and pledge my support to all who work to regenerate Earth's natural ecosystems.
I believe in the sovereignty of other individuals and collectives, and that mutual understanding and cooperation are necessary to achieve a Golden Age for humanity.
Together, as ReGen Citizens, we can build a brighter future for ourselves, our communities, the United States, and the world.
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