“Radicalized capitalists are the terrorists,” Iron Eyes said in a Facebook post on Friday. “The unnatural outlier, the disease of all pursuits of life, liberty, happiness and spirit. Here they stand before God, criminalizing water protectors, privatizing water, preying on the impoverished, forcing a form of indentured servitude for capital exchange, committing genocide, and forcing people to kill each other for their own profits. Not in defense of land, water, people or even ‘country.’ We, sentient beings, are committing unforgivable murder on the innocent for their endless war machine, their death march.” article
As someone committed to saving the world, there is little that I saw at Standing Rock that I liked, that was of any substantial hope, and even less afterwards. But to the......
As someone committed to saving the world, there is little that I saw at Standing Rock that I liked, that was of any substantial hope, and even less afterwards. But to the.... nice man yesterday, and the millions like him, that said, well, I have mixed emotions about Standing Rock. The tons and tons of garbage. To that man I say, number one you were not there. You don't know except what the fossil-fuel owned media told you. And that should humble you if you care the least about the truth. Number two, and more important. I would take 100 of whatever you think the Refuge mountains were, I would take 100 standing rocks as you envision it, for a half of the forest land burned because of global warming in the Northwestern United States. And I would take a thousand of your worst imaginings of Standing Rock refuse, for what was just done in the last couple of months to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and the southeastern United States. Read the Birmingham Jail letter from dr. King sometime. My problem is not the White Citizens committee or the KKK, he said. My problem is the white moderate that says I agree with your cause, but I do not agree with the way you are fighting.
For those who accept the status quo, even if they say they don't like it, there is never, has never been, a way acceptable to them for others to fight for change. Ever. They always hate it.
For those who accept the status quo, even if they say they don't like it, there is never, has never been, a way acceptable to them for others to fight for change. Ever. They always hate it........ Every life, every effort, has collateral consequences, collateral damage. Those who detest efforts to change the status quo accept Earth destroying levels of collateral damage as long as those are aligned with maintaining the status quo. But collateral damage despite the best efforts to avoid it among agents of change, totally unacceptable. Horrible. Detestable. Unless or until it is at a safe enough Geographic or historical distance that in their cowardice they can say it was a good thing. Never in the present. A pleasant gentleman, late 40s, white male, approached me in the Starbucks about this vehicle and ones he builds for amphibious races, pedal-powered. At some point I mentioned Standing Rock and immediately, although still Pleasant, he went right into an authoritative stance that Standing Rock was in large part of bad thing, created mountains of garbage. He knew that what I said was false, when I said that if a hurricane or police force came in and destroyed the buildings around us here in Grants Pass, there would be mountains of garbage. He wasn't there, I was, he had no reason to think that I was deceitful, and yet he was the authority and knew what he wanted to believe and wanted to hear nothing to the contrary. The mountain ranges of wreckage that he as a Westerner leaves on Earth with his Western overconsumption and entitlement is of course, entirely acceptable to him. But people that stumble out trying to figure out how to improve the future, detestable to him. And to most people.