Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ecocide Or We Decide?

Ecocide Or We Decide?: by Julian Rose

When you take a closer look at it, you see that the choices we make each day of our lives add up to the grand price that nature must pay in her role as the sustainer of life on this planet.

What do I mean by that?

Well, it’s simple enough: if we choose to live a life of inverted personal self interest and unawareness; of disregard for nature and of disinterest in the affect our actions have on the greater socio-economic environment around us, then we are playing our part in the trashing of this planet, its animals, insects, fish, rivers, seas, soils, atmosphere and peoples. But that’s not all, we are also playing a part in trashing our own nature – that potentiality to grow – which is our absolute birth right and common imperative.

So, if we decide that we don’t want to grow, we are destined to contribute to the deficit of the resource base of the planet. By not consciously acting to support life we become complicit in acting against it. There can be no other conclusion. No half-way house.

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