Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

30 May 2005

No limit to our stupidity

How many reports must be produced before we do something about the destruction of our childrens' home? Every time I look up I see another study concluding that hey ... surprise, surprise the earth is dying.

I know, I know, it's so much easier to just switch on the TV set and wish it all away, but this time, there's no escape.

17 May 2005

Above nature and destined to rule

How can the white man be above nature and destined to rule? Can you survive without water white man? How can you be above something you can't survive without?

Watch the movie (it's free): Great Lie (2004) Death toll of the American Dream (27 min) at http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2666529?htv=12

Why is it that our society rewards assholes? Competition is worshipped, cooperation frowned upon.
Jupiter
"Only when the last tree has been cut down,
only when the last river has been poisoned,
only when the last fish has been caught,
only then will you learn that money cannot be eaten."
Plains Sioux

Building a community

Buying a new house versus building a community.

"Crimes are what the state defines as crimes. Trespassing is a crime, but interrupting is not, and we therefore have two entirely different ways of handling them--which people in tribal societies do not. Whatever the trouble is, whether it's bad manners or murder, they handle it themselves, the way you handle the interrupter. Evoking the power of the state isn't an option for them, because they have no state. In tribal societies, crime simply doesn't exist as a separate category of human behavior."

The Story of B

Other behaviours that are frowned upon and hence do not occur that much in tribal communities include: selfishness, coercion, abuse of power and all the other nasties that are common to our everyday lives in the overdeveloped, consumer-obsessed world.