- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Tag Archives: Environment
The earth is a living organism composed of a multitude of animals, vegetables, fungi, bacteria, minerals, and more. Our planet is part of a much larger living organism called the Universe. All matter is part of the living cosmos. We are many, yet we are one. The illusion of man’s separateness is incompatible with the laws of the living universe. It is the source of our insanity, our unnatural propensity for violence, and our insatiable lust for more, and more, … Continue reading
Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) was the author of the books Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging. I have never read either of his novels, but they have been on my list of ‘books-to-read’ for some time now. The following is an excerpt from a document found on his computer after his death. The full document can be found here, and I encourage you to read it, think about it, and possibly even adjust your own attitudes in the process. – If you don’t know … Continue reading
The following short quote was written by a meteorologist who happens to also identify himself as a Republican (poor guy). The full article is well worth your time to read, and if you or someone in your family is still in hardcore Republican denial of reality, I urge you to click through and send them the entire piece. It’s probably too late to reverse the damage we’ve done, since today’s weather events were set in motion decades ago, but it’s … Continue reading