Murder, theft, genocide: These remain the foundation of “the economy” that we exist in. It has been so, since the first “enclosures” of common lands, and the “colonization” carried out by the first modern corporations: the British East India Company, Dutch East India Company, Hudson’s Bay Company and the like.
Almost no-one living inside the consumerist “developed” societies, wants to comprehend that foundation, or the fact that it is still operational today. But it is starkly clarified at the front lines, where indigenous and poor communities are trampled, literally uprooted, destroyed, so that predatory enterprises can “own” the natural materials they need to produce the “goods” they sell to – us.
Don’t buy it. We need to educate ourselves; learn to take care of each other as we face this predatory system at the heart of “the economy” and society; and we must engage in a comprehensive boycott of corporate “consumer products” until we install a just, decent, ecological and humanistic system to replace it.
All blessings to the murdered warriors, and those who still carry on the fight for ecology and humanity. My heart, body and spirit weep with you, and stand with you.