Respect your elders

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Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.” –  Michel de Montaigne  (15331592)

 

   

For fifty thousand years in Australia,and at least twenty thousand years in North America people have been teaching their young that the earth is alive, that man must obey some rules to live in harmony with nature.  For two hundred years colonial occupiers have attempted genocide of one sort or another on those peoples and their beliefs and teachings.  Over those two hundred years one percent of humanity has subjugated the 99 percent.  They have raped the land poisoned the water and every day, every single day, species, entire species of creatures dissapear.  People remember the Dodo and say it was terrible this poor slow bird was hunted to extinction.  Today, every nightly newscast should end with a roll call of the creatures who breathed their last and will be on this earth no more.  “OCCUPY EARTH!”  If you have a child, a grandchild, a niece, a nephew or a friend and would like to give them something, give them your courage to stand up and say “our elders taught us well”, “the old ones knew what they were talking about”, and “these new emperors have no clothes”.    

 

 

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.

 Joseph Wood Krutch –  (American Naturalist 18931970)

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