- When the monsters declared War upon the Earth; this became
their unofficial battle-cry: Symbolized by the burning flag of all nations,
carried by CONQUEST, at the far left: Followed by WAR, overseen by FAMINE
and underwriting all of it with DEATH: Neat, biblical, and seemingly all-powerful.
These mythical figures have symbolized the planet's War-upon-Nature now
for over two-thousand years. So far at least 'they' appear to be winning
because in all that time nature has been frustrated, corrupted and coerced
in favor of temporal-power, illicit-wealth, greed and global slaughter.
"Earth Day" indeed: This is an insult to humanity and nature
and it represents Hypocrisy Incorporated. (1)
- Today on Democracy Now:
- VANDANA SHIVA: "Yes. And then I did theoretical
physics, and eventually I did foundations of quantum theory. And what I
love about the rights of Mother Earth is we're overcoming the separation
between humans and nature that was built into the Cartesian thinking that
nature is out there and we are out here, but also the kind of divisive
separateness that Cormac [Cullinan] pointed out yesterday at the United
Nations conference on Harmony with Nature. He said, "I began my life
fighting apartheid, and apartheid means separateness-separateness on the
basis of color." I think separateness is the disease of the past.
It's the dinosaur in the intellectual frame. Separateness was a very artificial
imposition. Most civilizations of the world, for most of human history,
have seen the world in terms of relatedness and connection. And if there's
one thing the rights of Mother Earth is waking us to, is we are all connected.
And it's in that connection we can't have arrogant solutions, like nuclear
is clean. Just because you don't see the radiation doesn't make it clean.
Fukushima has become like Chernobyl, and that, the Japanese government
is recognizing." (2)
- The UN is a thoroughly corrupted part of the New World
Order, along with the IMF and the World Bank, in this Global-War on Nature,
and always has been! Like all the other component parts of the N.W.O.,
the UN was created to ultimately serve the elites and only the elites in
this War-on-Nature, that ends up being a massively bloody genocide against
the entire planet.
- "AMY GOODMAN: And so, Maude Barlow, why are you
here in New York at the United Nations on this Earth Day?
- MAUDE BARLOW: Well, there's been the debate this week-an
interactive dialogue, it's called-at the United Nations on a resolution
on Harmony with Nature that was introduced by the Bolivian ambassador to
the U.N. but was adopted by the General Assembly. So we're beginning the
discussion and dialogue at the United Nations on the concept of the right
to water. A number of us were in Cochabamba a year ago, this Mother Earth
Day, when we finalized this draft of this Universal Declaration on the
Rights of Mother Earth. And so, basically, we're here to introduce it to
the U.N. The concept-we eventually want the Universal Declaration on the
Rights of Mother Earth to be a companion piece to the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, but we're not there yet. We understand that. But that's
the goal, both within nation states at the United Nations and then just
organizationally. We want people to adopt it and start talking about it.
And we have a wonderful new book called The Rights of Nature: The Case
for the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth. So, this is
a beginning of a real process to have a larger dialogue on exactly what
Vandana's saying." (2)
- What happened in Bolivia, back when the ordinary people
threw the corporations out of their country in their fight over the ownership
of their own water, was the first and only time when the forces of darkness
were DEFEATED by the common people-because the privateers went TOO FAR
in their greed to own even the rainwater in that impoverished nation that
kicked Halliburton's Ass and proved to the world that this could not only
be accomplished but that it was and still is absolutely necessary. And
before you think that this can't happen here you should know that we have
already passed the legislation to own the rainwater here!
- "There are certain human needs that are so basic,
that in a civilized society, to be deprived of such is nothing less than
criminal. One of these needs is water. In a democracy, if citizens are
deprived of water, then that democracy must be taken back. Control must
be returned to those whom the democracy is intended to serve; the people.
This exact scenario occurred during April 2000 in the city of Cochabamba,
Bolivia. It is a success story, which led to victory for the masses in
Cochabamba. This triumph is now referred to as "The Water War"
and has inspired activists in social movements around the world.
- The Water War was a ground-breaking victory against the
life-sapping effect of globalization in Latin America. A recent publication
by South End Press entitled: "Cochabamba! - Water War in Bolivia"
is a first-hand account of that victory. Featuring perspectives from water
activist and prominent labor leader Oscar Olivera, "Cochabamba"
is a four-part work covering various aspects of The Water War, and its
resulting social and political outcomes." (3)
- "AMY GOODMAN: What is the threat to water in the
- MAUDE BARLOW: Well, the threat to water, while just speaking
about nuclear, is a wonderful example. It was interesting. I just-and it's
a perfect example of what we're talking about when we say that we have
to recognize nature's rights-and Vandana is right: it's not giving, it's
recognizing-is a report I saw the other day on the fish, you know, touched
by the radiation contamination from the nuclear plant in Japan, and said,
"Don't worry. By the time it gets to humans, it won't be harmful."
And it was like that's all that mattered. You know, it's this human-centric
notion that we're all that matters, that other species of the planet doesn't
- The biggest threat to water in our world is that humans,
modern humans, quote, "civilized" humans, see water as a huge
resource for our pleasure, profit and convenience, and we do what we want
with it. We dump whatever we want in it. We grow whatever we want, wherever
we want. We move it wherever we want. And we are running out. There's a
brand new report, says by 2030 the demand in our world for water will outstrip
supply by 40 percent. And I don't know if people can get their heads around
how a horrific statistic that is and the suffering that that's going to
cause. You know, you can come at this as some-and, you know, people are
already joking: "Oh, you're talking about rights for ticks and rights
for rats." That was-you know, this is the right wing mocking what
we're doing. We're talking about survival here. We're talking about human
and other species' survival on this planet, if we don't change the way
we see the world, the way we see nature, the way we see water. It is not
a big resource for us. It is the essential-these are the essential elements
of a living ecosystem that gives us all life, and this is about survival."
- Nature is not something that can be used to quantify
the "free-resources" which global-corporate-powers have used
and abused just to make more garbage to fill the veins of consumers with
toxic and now-radioactive waste which is just a by-product of this Global-War
on nature. We've raped and burned the planet, bulldozing mountaintops and
polluted vast tracks of lakes and streams while we continue to burn the
rainforests without having even begun to explore the valuable assets that
these forests contain for the enrichment of all life on this planet. Similarly
we have polluted the oceans before we even began to gage the wealth of
knowledge they contain that could have enriched the rest of the life on
this tiny blue orb. All of this is being done to reinforce an artificial
'way-of-life' that has no real bearing on life or productivity, global-health,
or prosperity anywhere on the earth. Along the way liberty and freedom
of speech became some of the first casualties; but now with CORPORATISM
making its bid to take over the entire world, including all of nature-the
end is now much nearer than it has ever been before.
- Many are still skeptical, but the population of the planet
outnumbers these privatizing monsters by over 5,000 to one: And when the
day comes (and it will come very soon now) there will be a massive rejection
of all these so-called powers that seek to artificially own and control
everything about this place, and every single survivor on the earth.
- WE must end the UN, the FED, and the entire government
of this place and begin life anew with a totally new paradigm based on
promoting and enriching LIFE, instead of DEATH. If we can't or won't do
this, then there will be nothing here for anyone to ever have again. Nature
has all the time in the world, and she will regenerate herself-but we'll
just disappear like the apparent mistake in the species-selection-process
that we most probably have always been, because we REFUSE to hold those
that decimate this planet to account, for anything from the slaughter of
native-populations everywhere to the farce being played out in Fukushima
- Did you know that corporations now OWN parts of the human
genome? It's not just the seeds, the food, the flowers, plants and other
forms of life and living species; it's your life as well. That means that
even your own body is no longer legally yours to own and control-beyond
the criminal interests of private corporations! Damnit people, how can
you just 'accept' the idea that you're just another resource (Human Resources)
to be owned and controlled like sugar, wheat or oil? They put a price on
owning you from the day you are born; and now they want to cash in that
DEBT that you are unaware of: Because you and I are no longer valuable
enough to be allowed to live in THEIR NEW WORLD.
- "Life" cannot be patented because it violates
the laws of nature: Neither can Life-forms or elements of nature be OWNED-the
very fact that the world has tolerated this CRIME against NATURE and all
other LIFE on this planet now for over two-thousand years; speaks volumes
on this celebration of "Earth Day" in the middle of the FUNERAL
of this planet that we have allowed to get this far!
- 1) Again & Again (The Four Horsemen)
- 2) Earth Day Special, The Rights of Mother Earth
- 3) Cochabamba! The Water War in Bolivia
- CARLIN EARTH DAY - video