Over the past few thousand years, humankind has regarded Nature as property.
This concept is rooted in biblical text and has spawned generations who have regarded themselves as having dominion over the Earth.
The feudal system was based on dominion and continues today as a land-grab mentality, based on the principles of ownership and extraction.
Where we are at this point in time is the evolution of that concept, that biblical teaching, where we are now forced to try to manage degradation of the environment rather than prevent it.
We blow the tops off mountains to extract minerals.
Hundreds of chemicals are injected into the Earth to extract gas.
The filth of Tar Sands is hailed as our energy saviour!
Seed is wrenched from us to be “owned” by corporations like Monsanto.
Presidents enact laws to protect these creatures of destruction from the very courts that are there to protect you!
Nine days ago I drew my line in the sand, deciding to refuse to comply with laws that violate Mother Earth and the abundance she so generously bestows upon us.
My own line in the sand has been confirmed this morning as the decision to refuse to comply with all laws that violate Mother Earth has been made.
The days of fence sitting are over.
The gloves are off
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Inspired by you I have planted four trees on my allotment and am following permaculture principles. I would love to come to your workshop but it is a bit far for me to travel, but I have found a course locally and have booked myself on to it. As I get older i get more and more concerned about the earth that our grandchildren will inherit and the way that governments are handling it makes me so cross. Keep up the good work you are doing x
Great news…and if you are ever in my part of the world, then come visit!
Blessings from Bealtaine Cottage X
To defend Nature’s memory//spread the word to save and share seeds and spread the message proactively. This I will do with gusto! Standing with you & the rest of the natural world.
Mother Earth is in desperate need of defenders and more and more people are awakening to her distress.
Reblogged this on Eremophila's Musings and commented:
Hear the battle cry and march forward!
Time to face down those who would destroy!
I have been concerned for many years about companies like Monsanto, Dow (since the 1970’s) and Nestle which have become increasingly aggressive in their determination to rule the world apparently through our food source~ This is so incredibly outrageous that I feel as if we are living in Orwell’s nightmare of the future ~ only that future has been with us for quite awhile now . If we as concerned and caring individuals, do not take a firm stand, make our voices heard, then the vast majority will continue to go in ignorance of what is happening to our vital and precious food source , the health and welfare of all living creatures~ forfeited by ignorance ~ We need even more petitions and people unafraid to speak out against corporations such as Monsanto. Are you also aware that Nestle is trying to say they own the rights /have a patent on the fennel flower which has been used by common folk in herbal medicine for 1000’s of years?! I feel increasingly that I live in a world where the completely mad are running things. Thank you for speaking out . Have loved your blog for a long time now and am in 100% agreement with you on just about everything you write about.
Defiance and non-compliance is the only way to deal with this evil!
Blessings from Bealtaine Cottage
On your side, spreading the word and activating! GRRRRRR.
Each one of us can do a lot to protect her…
Hands for action!, so it is and so it will be.
It is time. Past time I suppose. But you are so right and I applaud your courage. It is our compliance that gives them power. We are the ones we have been waiting for. I like your line in the sand and I stand with you. Patti
We rise together!
We stand together.
Blessings to you
Thank you for sharing your life at Bealtaine Cottage. I have only recently begun to read your posts and enjoy your films on YouTube – it is wonderful to see your smallholding, and to learn a better way of thinking. I signed your petition … well, more of a declaration, really … on Avaaz. Sending you love, and wishing you success in all you do.
Bless you for such good wishes. We are not alone!