Do you think it’s OK to dump raw toxins and putrid sewage into our lakes and rivers?
Do you think it’s OK to spew deadly carcinogens into the atmosphere and pretend it’s NOT causing cancer, developmental disabilities and severe respiratory ailments?
Do you believe that filling the atmosphere with a lethal blend of noxious chemicals won’t rain down a vile storm of contaminants and leave our soil poisoned and beyond the ability to grow nutritious food?
Do you support protecting the biggest polluters on the planet while they lead us closer to societal suicide?
Well, do you?
Some of you do. Some “people” support the perpetrators of these vile deeds in the voting booth – if not in discussions with their fellow citizens.
Do you still believe that the United States of Corporations has any validity as a world leader beyond the destructive ability to savagely destroy all life on the planet?
Wouldn’t a true world leader set an example of civilized behavior by supporting life instead of war, compassion instead of vicious control, a hunger for knowledge instead of dogmatic faith in suicidal ambition, truth instead of mind-deadening ignorance?
In recent years, a nation has set the tone for the evolution of humanity. It’s a nation in the Americas. No, it isn’t the U.S. It isn’t Canada, Brazil or Mexico either.
Yes, Bolivia – that small country with a population barely larger than NYC has shown us that a system based on Socialism (for the most part) can have a flourishing economy that is SECOND in growth in the Americas, decide to move toward providing health care for all of its citizens and survive in the twenty-first century without invading sovereign nations and stealing their resources.
This small country which finally found its place on the world stage, kicked U.S. imperialism in the @ss and elected an indigenous president who passed a law, Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra, that gives OUR planet rights as a living entity.
Is it sane to support passing a law that gives corporate entities MORE human rights than human beings?
How about passing a law that allows corporations to increase profits regardless of the impact to all life on the planet?
Is it sane to give billions of dollars in taxpayer money to huge oil corporations to help defray the cost of pulling oil out of the ground? Even though Exxon-Mobil hauled in $32.4 billion in 2013? And that was a three year low. The profits of those
entrepreneurs manipulative slave dealers at Chevron dropped to only $21.4 billion in 2013. Damn, times are tough.
These corporate welfare payments were put in place in 1916 when costs were higher, technology was basic and the environmental damage wasn’t well understood. Does anyone – besides the recipients – believe they are still legitimate?
Is it sane to allow insurance company suits to decide whether a seriously ill patient should receive a life-saving operation rather than a doctor? Welcome to
life death in the good ‘ol U S of A.
So, is considering Mother Earth alive really that crazy?
Things are often very simple. We can save the planet or we can continue clinging desperately to the violent plague of Capitalism.
A wise man once said, “This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
Those amazing, beautiful words were spoken by a leader. Sociopathic manipulators make war on humanity in modern day “America” and dare to call themselves leaders. Most of them belong in jail, yet we continue to
elect allow them to be selected by corporate predators and put into positions of power in OUR government.
In 1854 Chief Seattle, leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes, spoke those profound words. They should be taught in every school on the planet. He saw what the violent, war-crazed invaders from a distant land called Europe were doing to not only his people – but to all people, as well as animals and plants, to all life on the planet. He saw a viciousness that was murderous and suicidal. He realized that these “people” were an infestation on the planet and that one day they might bring destruction to everything he held sacred.
One day, we will evolve into a species of kind, compassionate people who care more about living than having. It will take a vast number of people to stop behaving like trained monkeys who perform for their “masters”. It will take a large dose of civil disobedience and a return to cooperation. We’ve (barely) survived too long competing with each other as if we’re sworn enemies in a suicidal death match.
The following is a speech by Evo Morales at the United Nations in Spanish with an English translation beneath:
“The best way to honor human rights is by honoring the rights of Mother Earth. Developed nations must honor their climate change debt by addressing the issue of greenhouse emissions. In other words, we are requesting the decolonization of our planet’s atmosphere.”
“Now let’s talk about the debt owed to climate change refugees (aka immigrants) who are forced to leave their land due to climate change events. We reject the hateful anti-immigration laws passed in some parts of the United States such as Arizona, and even in some European nations. They damage our land and exploit us with their economic policies and then, they want to expel us when we try to escape the damage they have done to us! They seem to want to get rid of the Kyoto Protocol. Instead, we need to respect and apply the principles of the Kyoto Protocol.”
“Let’s be respectful and compassionate toward all humankind today, and that way we won’t be toxic and destructive toward nature tomorrow.”
“We have two options: save capitalism or save planet Earth.”