Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Should Do This More Often

Go over to Hecate's blog, I mean.
First there's always this stringent reminder right there:
You Know It's True
This civilization is killing the planet. They say that one sign of intelligence is the ability to recognize patterns. I’m gonna lay out a pattern here and let’s see if we can recognize it in less than 6,000 years. When you think of the hills and plains of Iraq, do you normally think of cedar forests so thick the sunlight never touches the ground? That’s how it was before. The first written myth of this culture is that of Gilgamesh deforesting that area to make cities. Plato complained that deforestation was drying up springs and destroying the water quality in Greece. The forests of North Africa went down to make the Phoencian and Egyptian navies. We can go north and ask, Where are the lions who were in Greece? Where are the indigenous of Europe? They’ve been massacred, or assimilated—in any case, genocide was perpetrated against them by definition because they’re no longer there. ~Derrick Jensen
Kicks a little ass, that does.
Then there's always poetry, both literal and visual.
I like her way of thinking; though we do not always agree, usually it's not so much in kind as in degree.
She started her blog about the same time as I started mine. She' gotten like (deservedly) 10 times more hits.
It's a neat site, is all I'm sayin'.

1 comment:

Hecate said...

You, My Lord. are far too kind.