Natural Cycles Trump Business Cycles

Capitialism treats the earth, our mother, like a slave. Like a slave the earth has no rights. Like a slave capitialists see Mother Nature as theirs to use because they own it. Like a slave our Mother will not be emancipated without a struggle. Never have the rich and powerful voluntarily given up their grasp upon the necks of their slaves without a fight.

For blacks it took hundreds of years of resistance, a Civil War, followed 100 years of segragation to get to where they are today. Women musta been fighting since the caveperson era, Jews for a few thousand years, you name 'em, all of the groups who were once enslaved and treated as sub-human, without rights, won their rights through struggle. The emancipation of Mother Nature will too.

Only when flora, fauna, microbes, minerals and Gaia herself are recognized to be the ultimate stakeholder does democracy have a chance of lifting itself above the scum line of materialistic greed before the enslavement of all life is complete. Mother Nature feeds us all, if our consumer culture continues to deny this basic fact doom awaits.

Every seed is awakened and so is all animal life. It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being and we therefore yield to our animal neighbours the same right as ourselves, to inhabit this land. -Sitting Bull

Dennis Kucinich gave a great speech [linked to below] last Friday at the Animal Rights 2010 national conference. In it he expresses the wisdom of the ages: that all forms are one, that the creator has either blessed all with a soul or none, that we all have an equal right to be.

Dennis Kucinich Calls for Reconciliation with Nature - We also have to look at transformation of our economic system because you and I know that we have a kind of economic system which is predatory, which is extractive, which is about using the earth and taking anything and everything out of it.