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  •  IMO, we must "protect" earth and its environment (1+ / 0-)
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    from those who would fuck it up. By that I mean taking a proactive part in stopping the distruction of our environment. It isn't enough for people to personally stop fucking it up when multinationals think they have a right and duty to keep on fucking it up.

    As for the term "raping the earth" I think it's very apropos. Not only humans can be raped.

    America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

    by cacamp on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 05:05:05 PM PDT

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    •  I definitely see where you're coming from (2+ / 0-)
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      in terms of protecting the environment from certain groups.  I was thinking more in terms of how we view the environment as a society.  We need to think of it not as something to have control over but as something to interact with on respectful terms.

      In regards to "raping the Earth" we'll just have to disagree.  I don't like seeing rape used as a metaphor any more than I like seeing lynching used as a metaphor.

      There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 05:30:47 PM PDT

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      •  we will disagree (0+ / 0-)

        In my culture and beliefs we very much see the earth as a feminine being i.e. 'Mother' and 'Grandmother' Earth. Her protection has always been a priority and duty for our people. Thus "rape" to me is very apropo in both metaphor and reality.

        America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

        by cacamp on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 08:52:18 PM PDT

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      •  "Looting" works for me. n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "...just ordinary people, you know, people who are not famous, if they get together, if they persist, if they defy the authorities, they can defeat the largest corporation in the world. - Howard Zinn

        by Sean X on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 08:01:15 PM PDT

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