I’ve been thinking and it seems to me that the reason we don’t take care of the earth (as a species, not as individuals), is because we aren’t actually invested in it. We can’t, or don’t, see the BIG PICTURE because we are taught to look the other way, so that a profit can be made by the people who we ALLOW to run things. If we falsely believe that we can’t say anything about fracking, etc., because IT’S NOT OUR PROPERTY, then we have lost the battle. Our thoughts and vision are always being misdirected by schools, churches and institutions in general. We are TAUGHT and expected to see the narrowest picture we can. My house, my bit of land, my this and my that. We don’t see that the land belongs to itself and that we are merely visitors, like everyone/thing else. We have been corrupted into thinking that there is scarcity in a land of abundance, so we are expected to take care of our tiny spot and not the earth in general. It’s like taking care of your arms but not your legs, because you see your arms more often. We have to realize that the entire planet is where we live, not just at our own personal address. The icky stuff that happens in the world IS happening in our own home.
The animals are treated horrifically, not just for food and goods but wild animals have no habitat in which they can survive. Instead of being caretakers and putting them first we are TAUGHT GREED, THAT THE LAND BELONGS TO US, when it does NOT. THE EARTH BELONGS TO EVERY LIVING THING, including trees and rivers and worms. We ARE death. We are greed. We are the destroyers of everything beautiful and living, and we JUST WILL NOT STOP!
We must break the cycle or there will be nothing to be greedy about. Hopefully, if we kill ourselves, fingers crossed, the animals and the earth Herself, will recover and flourish. That’s my dream. My nightmare is that after we kill this planet, and everything on it, we’ll just move to another one and start over. I think that’s what we did before. Mars was probably the last one we killed. We are, as a group, the worst thing that could happen to other living organisms. Absolutely the worst. We have brains that gravitate toward violence. All that knowledge and creativity and look what we have done with it. Hatred and greed are worse than ever. We are more deadly than ever, as well. We could have lived in harmony with nature, instead we treat it like an enemy, just one more thing to CONTROL and murder, like the human spirit. We MUST rid ourselves of every overlord that exists, if we want to survive and leave a better world for future generations. Power over others = DEATH.
So, have a nice Sunday:)