An amazing video sent to me by a sister – the Gaia Principle as proposed by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the 70s, a chemist and microbiologist respectively, served as a benchmark to elevate conciousness related to the earth as something more than the third rock from the sun – infinitely more than a resource to plunder.
To the contrary it portrayed the Earth as a living breathing entity, a belief long held by indigenous peoples of this hemisphere and elsewhere while gaining ground with a global awareness and acceptance.
In the truest sense of the word this planet is our mother, all things spring from it sharing a common element – carbon, a part of the mother’s DNA.
Plants take in carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen, we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, a classic example of a symbiotic relationship – oxygen, the mother’s milk we all gain sustenance from.
As a living breathing entity, the Earth, like all such entities can only withstand a finite amount of abuse – a level of abuse that has been exceeded, and more often than not deliberately knowing full well the potential ramifications.
If a tipping point is reached neither money nor status will immunize anyone, and we as a species have nowhere else to go.
Crimes committed against the environment are crimes against humanity, crimes that threaten the well being of every living breathing thing – if you participate in ” a night out against crime” as some communities do then confront the crimes committed against this planet, your mother, and take a stand.