I dream often of a perfect Earth… one that is simply itself, a supreme being that pulses and embodies all animals, plants, rock, and waters the entire surface above and below. The dreams led me to this conclusion: this entity was a lot better off without human interference and modern capitalism toward eventual destruction.
Personally, I don’t believe that’s a bad thing. The demise of humanity I mean. The truth is the damage has been done by the industrial nations beyond any last minute repair and we are all going to suffer for it. There will be pockets of humans who survive the cataclysms as they have learned and have always done living in…the first word that comes to mind is ‘harmony’ but it’s much deeper than that. My ancestor’s got it – they lived with Earth and her gifts and were generous with it as it all came from our mutual Mother.
The major trouble began when some people felt more entitled to natural resources than others were and many wars began that used the people under their fiefdoms to fight battles for them and called it nationalism. “Us vs them” became the call to arms. If you actually read and disseminate European history it’s all about wars, beheadings, treachery, extermination and greed for more land. I used to wonder at how the European invaders of Turtle Island could ever treat any human being the way they treated the Indigenous People. Then reading history it hit me: they massacred their own kind just as they did to us, only we were propagandized as less than human and were living on lands they wanted.
Tthe invaders wanted gold, silver, slaves and whatever else was considered tradable. In this 21st century we are all still suffering from and invested in this sickness inflicted upon us whether we wanted it or not. Indigenous civilizations and their nations are under constant assault by representatives of Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Big Greedy Monsters whose agendas are the continuing assassination of our leaders, who righteously object to any further incursion.
FWI: As proud of and grateful for I am for those Warriors in Defense of Our Homelands they have proud people who will never let their legacy die. I’m one of them. I am ill, sad, disgusted by the collective apathy of 98% of us but I have to fight on for my granddaughters’ sake and the sake of this world.
Yes, I said what I said before yet I refuse to give up altogether because that’s what ‘they’ want us to do while ‘they’ jet off to Mars, Planet X or wherever, leaving us to deal with the nuclear mess left to us. We are that character on “Lost” who punches the button every 38 minutes so as not to blow up the rest of the place.
I’m sickened to read how even backyard chicken coops, Bee hives and many other small family agriculture is being outlawed. We are supposed to become drones in the service of Monsanto, GMO products and never question where our food really comes from.
I have gastrointestinal illness (Ya, I know you think it’s TMI but it’s not just me) which causes me extreme pain and not wanting to leave my house. I now peruse grocery store ads like I used to do fashion magazines salivating over foods I used to eat and dinners I could make. The only time I do take time to cook is when I visit my Gramma Rose and we get to eat good food together, which is how it’s supposed to be. We all deserve to eat well and not only the government cheese (hey thanks, I guess) they feed us.
Now, after a generous repast of home cooked comfort food look at your children and theirs. Ask yourself if they are worth working for, fighting for, living for their kids and grandkids to consume a healthy meal. It’s a start. Now listen here. I’m not preaching in any way. I recently bought a bag of cheez ballz and I ain’t no judge of anyone. I simply encourage others to open their eyes to alternative methods of preserving our environment because it’s the right thing to do for all of us. Still, I recycle because I believe it’s the least I can do. The fact is I have to eat more natural foods. Ya’ll take care, know I love you and Ima go make me some manoomin.