Thursday, August 20, 2015
i want to live in a world (and live my life) in a way that respects other lives/processes that are not human as well, even when that means inconveniencing myself/ourselves, especially when what is happening is the result of human choices that are out of balance with the eco-systems of which we are a part (for instance, if one builds on a flood plain, sometimes it will flood). right now choices are being made to prioritize the needs of certain people over all else, and this is in part a facet of how life here is organized under capitalism. other people suffer the consequence of this way of life (and death), and other beings, animals and plants, the waters and earth do as well. and damage done to the earth (and water and air) is also damage done to ourselves, as this planet is our home, and the home of those that will come after us...a home we also share with others.
here is a link to a skewed article from the santa cruz sentinel (the local mainstream newspaper) about the damage done on the beach. read for the information and read critically as it's business-as-usual perspective is rank.