[ “From clothes to food, we had everything we could ever ask to have,” a man named Angaangaq says at one point. “Then the government came and declared that the village of Qaggat, my grandmother’s village, is very poor. ]
wow! the peace on earth film festival! now that’s a great idea. i cannot fly up to chicago–and speaking of global warming we should all cut back our demands for fossil fuels. i like the idea of the q & a which includes attendees. i wonder who wanted to drill on the land where the small village of qaggat? capitalism destroys the land, the oceans, rivers, forests and jungles and fouls the air we breathe. indeed, robert, our so-called “civilizations” could stand some lessons from those beautiful, sustainable “primitive” cultures. capitalism always demands "more!’ and today how many on earth now are literally starving?
i’d like to find a “peace on earth” website where people can chat and strategise together for peace. that way all of us peace seekers could meet online. maybe the peace effort would snowball. we could learn from one another. you know?
[ “The Old People of Greenland have told us, since the sixties, this time it’s too late to stop it,” a native man says. “. . . Your religion, your money and your politics cannot stop the melting of the Big Ice.” ]
and this from today’s democracy now! broadcast, “Freakishly Warm” Arctic Weather Has Scientists Reconsidering Worst-Case Scenarios on Climate Change
i so like the rupert ross quote:
“As the First Principle in The Sacred Tree is phrased: ‘It is . . . possible to understand something only if we can understand how it is connected to everything else.’”