So sad, and so true, and emblematic of the general attitude of the military / industrial / automobile / petroleum complex toward the living Earth.
We can see the devastating effects on species and ecosystems of this wall. Can we imagine, for one moment, the devastating effects on species and ecosystems, of the whole highway system? Orders of magnitude worse than the border wall. And the construction / destruction just continues.
Seriously, sincerely, we need to unbuild much of what has been paved, pull back the highway system, and re-wild much of the Earth.
Ooh, wait for it: That’s so unrealistic!
And so, the literal dis-integration of the Earth’s ecology continues to accelerate. With predictable consequences, such as mass extinction, and climate chaos, and civilizational collapse. So much less “unrealistic” than genuine restraint and humility. So much easier than challenging industrial power, or giving up “our right to drive.”
A lyric from a song i’m working on:
Keep on driving, baby
Driving to war