6 martie 2012
This is My Planet Too
car culture running out of oil
nowhere to retreat
living in an abstract society
few have real life skills
are we doomed?
on the news we hear instead
corporations control the planet
and you want to talk about sports?
Culture based on destroying the land
culture based on using up non renewable resources
culture based on a lie
the earth is an finite place
a life based on infinite resources cannot last
and you sit here watching a "reality" show
did you learn about reality?
The system is rigged against those who love the land
against those who care about future life
when environmentalists use an existing law to stop the destruction
the laws are changed by those in power
what meaning are laws if they are changed when convenient?
we live in a destructive culture
we live in a blind culture
to quiet us they feed us bright green lies
telling us solar panels and windmills
will bring relief to the environmental crisis
Did you see the open pit mine?
We will need more of those pits in order to build the structures
blow up all the mountains to sake your thirst for power
is that better than a polluted sky?
do you like the world better without its surface beauty?
do you like the taste of contaminated water?
If you lived on your own planet I wouldn't care
but this is my planet, too
there are trees, bees, butterflies
flowers, birds, elephants
do all the living things need to sacrifice their home
so you can turn on your lights?
We have to stop killing the planet
We have to find another way to live
or we won't be living at all.
Poem based on an
Interview with Derrick Jensen
marți, martie 06, 2012
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