About Respond.is

Last Updated: 31 October, 2022

Why this Website?

We exist for the following purposes:

  1. To identify and encourage public mindfulness of all current issues which are important to life on Earth, especially those of global scale. We define 'important' issues as those of long-term impact to global life (not, for example, professional sports results). We focus on global issues because they are of the greatest impact and to match the global reach of our publishing.

  2. The issues most needing attention are often the most hidden, both in access to the information and in omission from mainstream news reporting, because evil likes to hide its work as a first defense. We need to stay mindful of life-important issues on which information might only surface only occasionally but which might cause great harm continually. Put another way, innocent lives in danger may and usually do depend on us remembering them no matter how infrequently the issue surfaces in the Public consciousness. We must not forget any issue as long as it still threatens innocent lives, however hidden it is.

  3. To publish an organized collection of evidence on these issues, as a ready resource for sharing and defending truth. Truth is essential for intervening on the right side of an issue, and you need a quick summary of it if you're going to share or especially defend it. Familiarizing yourself with the topic isn't enough to face these challenges. For example, we might watch a stunning documentary series for 8 hours on COVID-19 truth, but when we go to talk about our neighbour on the topic, we might not remember many specific references for them to check our claims. Maybe we'd simply want other to believe because we do, but that isn't good enough. On this website, however, you should be able to find sharable quality evidence, organized by category, at the ready to support you in your sharing of truth.

  4. To encourage public action on life-important issues. We've got to encourage the Public that the news is not just for their entertainment, that they can make a difference, and that they should be trying to make a difference with their life.

  5. To supply information for free, without paid advertising. This is for our maximum independence from the will of advertisers, donors, etc..

  6. To publish anonymously, or under a pseudonym, as much as feasible.

    The most important reason for doing this is to impair emotional-based ways of evaluating truth (which disgust us and have become far too popular today). Chief among these is the judgment of truth based on superficial qualities of the presenter (such as their: business, personal life, past, associates, clothing, confidence, wealth, education, position, weight, or teeth), rather than on quality of evidence. This is why overweight people are never used to sell fitness products (no matter how good the product is or even if they designed it), but many garbage fitness products are bought because they are presented by someone with a beautiful fit body (even if they built it in a different way, such as 12 years at the gym). An attempt was made even to discredit Jesus Christ for emotional reasons, because he associated with sinners:

    [30] But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
    [31] And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
    [32] I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    (Holy Bible, KJV, Luke 5: 30-32)

    Although a few forms of prejudice are illegal, most forms are not, and many are very popular today (such as refusing to hear someone based on their wealth, confidence, or past). Even anti-misinformation campaigns tend to enourage people to ask questions, but not about the content presented, but rather about the presenter. As for matters which go against the Establishment, it's virtually impossible to have superior social credibility than those simply awarded it by that same Establishment.

    If the evidence is good who presents it shouldn't matter, yet too often in the world strong evidence (eg. 2 aluminum plane impacts can't turn 3 steel skyskrapers into powder) has been dismissed by prejudice of the presenter, and obvious lies (eg. 'safe and effective') have been accepted as truth because of credibility of the presenter.

    To encourage a method of evaluating truth based on quality of argument and evidence alone, we plan never to reveal our identity.

Foundational Principles in Our Approach to Life Issues:

We approach global issues in this organization with the following beliefs:

  1. What issues have the longest-lasting effect on 'life' is what matters to us the most.

  2. The 'life' we are concerned about protecting is all peaceful natural life of the animal kingdom (excluding parasites and animals which frequently attack humans by their nature), with some concern for maintaining plant diversity. For example, we are interested in compassionate treatment for humans and cats but not mosquitoes. As for what is 'natural', there has been a recent attempt to re-define it as including human activities; our meaning is the traditional definition of excludig human activities.

  3. We value human life slightly more than the rest of the animal kingdom, but never enough to justify deliberate harm of any animals unless it is reasonably unavoidable for us to live. We do not consider accidentally stepping on ants on your walk to work as manslaughter. However to deliberately and unnecessarily step on an ant is an act of cruelty in our view.

  4. We consider all life to have a purpose and a value for the Creator, whether or not we discern value in it. Life is simply not our creation to judge the value of.

  5. We believe that all life should be afforded some kind of rights and dignity, at least the right to protecion from deliberate cruelty, including not to be surgically or genetically altered.

  6. We believe we all have a responsiblity to improve human rights, freedoms, and development of humanity over the long-term. For example, we should be protecting and improving human rights, rather than sacrificing them to public scares.

  7. We encourage individual action, because any human leader can easily sell out and hold us back from rejecting what should be objected to, embracing what should be embraced, and generally what activism which needs to protect ourselves and humanity in the long-term. Basically, if you know what needs to be done, do it.

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