We’re raping our own mother

What’s the worst crime you can think of? Surely violently abusing the one who bore and nurtures us would be near the top. Well that is exactly what we are doing to our mother earth. Why are we doing this? How did we get to this state? What can we do to stop? Even if we did, how long would it take for the earth to recover? As is often the case, the answer is easy to state but more difficult to practise: “Live Lightly”:

  • Own less – Share more
  • Consume less – Enjoy more
  • Waste less – Recycle more

Let’s take better care of our mother before she can’t bear us anymore…

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  1. “My young men shall never work, men who work cannot dream; and wisdom comes to us in dreams. You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my mothers breast? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest. You ask me to dig for stone. Shall I dig under her skin for her bones? Then when I die I cannot enter her body to be born again. You ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it and be rich like white men. But how dare I cut off my mother’s hair.” Smohalla, a Native American religious leader

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