The Earth, Colonisation and Indigenous People
The #Earth, #Colonisation and #Indigenous People
Alanis Obomsawin said “Canada, the most affluent of countries, operates on a depletion economy which leaves destruction in its wake. Your people are driven by a terrible sense of deficiency. When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.”
Greenpeace paraphrased this- “when the last tree is cut, the last river poisoned, and the last fish dead, we will discover that we can’t eat money”.
I’m a shamed of my heritage (the divide and conquer mentality) thinking our civilised way of living is best!
We live in an insane civilised world, thinking the aborigines around the world were uncivilised, barbaric and needed our help and should live like us detached; our eyes filled with dollar signs and hearts made of stone.
We dwindled indigenous cultures, who were the carers and protectors of the land; who lived in harmony with nature respecting it taking only what they needed to survive.
Sounds better than our way of living, producing more than what we need at the expense of our environment; which is our life giver (seems so insane!)
If we weren’t so busy making the elite rich and bound by government rules for living, we all could be totally self-sufficient and focus on what truly matters being one with nature in harmony within this universe! (This monetary system wont last forever)
Something we should be taught in schools instead of useless crap that we don’t really need.
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