“It does not belong to us”

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“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” – Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924), Under Western Eyes, 1911
Every day, millions of people do evil.  They do deliberate damage to our water, our air, and the food we eat.  They do it in the name of profit.  But what profit is there in that?  If you have enough what do you want with billions more?  Even the 1% can’t escape the damage done, their manicured gardens, will succumb to the blistering sun, their bottled water supply will eventually run out   The gardeners, maids, servants, merchants and suppliers will of course die first, leaving them to count their money alone.  
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To go into our future together, how do we circumscribe such terrible power?  Powers that prey on all our needs?  What do you say to the power that says: “Would your children like to eat?”  “Would you like to ease your mother’s pain?” Image
I say, we go to each other, we go to beauty, we sign nature’s petition… Image
But we must do it soon, the last few centuries have not been kind to our planet and those with a longer world view must prevail over the profiteering class or no one gets out alive.
“Our land is more valuable than your money. As long as the sun shines and the waters flow, this land will be here to give life to men and animals; therefore, we cannot sell this land. It was put here for us by the Great Spirit and we cannot sell it because it does not belong to us.” – Anonymous, Blackfoot chief (c. 1880)