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

22 February 2007

Tortoise flattened by truck 2

Here are some pics of the tortoise that was unnecessarily flattened by trucks/bulldozers erecting a R90million, imported, security wall around the presidency.

My posts of 1 Feb 2007 and 12 Feb 2007 refer.

Premise Five: The property of those higher on the hierarchy (in this case the president of a country) is more valuable than the lives of those below (in this case the trees and animals destroyed by the bulldozers). It is acceptable for those above to increase the amount of property they control—in everyday language, to make money—by destroying or taking the lives of those below (animals and trees in this case). This is called production. If those below damage the property of those above, those above may kill or otherwise destroy the lives of those below. This is called justice.

The quote above is from the book Endgame by Derrick Jensen.

Animals and plants, indigenous people, the poor, women, children, rivers and mountains have no rights. The only individuals who seem to have rights these days are the rich and powerful civilised people who rule this planet, also known as homo-destructus.

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