The Raven

The Raven

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Good Earth

I couldn't believe my eyes this evening- lightening in the dead of Winter!

"only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money" -Cree Native American warning

When wealth exists for one person or one nation, should it be shared? If so, who decides what is fair and by what standards? Everyone has a different idea of fairness and justice.

Humans are supposed to be the most advanced life forms on Earth. Unfortunately, we have brought upon the most advanced destruction the Earth has ever known.
Survival of the fittest seems to have evolved into Capitalism. I don't have a problem with people starting their own businesses and doing what makes them happy and making a profit. But I hate what it has become-DESTRUCTIVE GREED. We are taking more than we need from the Earth for ourselves, and at a rate that doesn't allow for Nature to mend itself and regenerate. Industrially developed nations have decided they will decide how the wealth is distributed, causing world poverty, an irreparable hole in our Ozone Layer and the destruction of 1,000 acres of Rain forest every hour!

It's a world full of Natural Selection, Social Darwinism, I get it. Survival of the fittest leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Everything here is a product of its environment, therefore, what affects plants, insects, animals, people, cities, states, countries, oceans, will come back around and affect something else within the sphere called Earth all the way up the food chain to Humankind. I think it is called the butterfly effect? It will affect all, not only because we're all under the same sun, but because we are basically made of the same stuff and, for all, the object of the day is to not die. We are all made up of ornate, delicate systems that flow life through us. We all need water, light and food to function; without these essential elements Life on Earth doesn't exist.
Martin Luther King Jr. once reminded us that before we finish our breakfasts we have relied upon the rest of the world. The things we rely upon everyday were made by someone somewhere other than yourself and your labor.
I think we have a conscience and empathy for a reason: if we have a wealth of something, we should share it so all can be a little better off in the world. Won't things then be better for everyone and everything? Why not try it? Maybe we're all of different colors, beliefs, cultures and lifestyles to help us evolve and teach and learn from each other, not to bring on their demise.
Maybe someday you will have to rely upon the less fit in order to just survive, let alone be the fittest. We rage and interrupt Nature because we think we're entitled because we are the fittest; we forget that what we destroy sustains us. Soon, there will be nothing left to fight over.

"No one has ever become poor from giving!If you do this, then in a few generations no one will need to pity the beggar children anymore, because they will not exist. There is plenty of room for everyone in the world, enough money, riches and beauty for all to share!" -Anne Frank

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