adminwp September 3, 2005
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One cannot but be moved by the ‘natural’ disaster that has overtaken the Southern States.  The contrast between the televised portrayal of Texan lifestyle with that of the neighbouring poor and black states along the Gulf Coast could hardly be starker. And, in my opinion, it would be short-sighted not to see some correlation.

There has, in recent decades, been a significant increase in the frequency and the strength of tropical storms, like Katrina, that cannot be unrelated to man-made global warming. The neo-Conservative U S Government is in denial of this, just as the British Government is in denial of any link between the attacks on London and the presence of British troops in Iraq.

The following words of wisdom of an earlier ‘American’ leader seem timely.

 

Man has a poor understanding of life. 
He mistakes knowledge for wisdom.
He tries to unveil the Holy Secrets of our Father, the Great Spirit. 
He attempts to impose his laws and ways on Mother Earth. 
Even though he himself is part of nature he chooses to ignore it and disregard it for the sake of his own immediate good. 
But the Laws of Nature are far stronger than those of Mankind. 
Man must awaken at last and learn to understand how little time there remains before he will become the cause of his own downfall. 
And he has so much to learn: to learn to see with the heart. 
He must learn to respect Mother Earth, she who has given life to everything; to our brothers and sisters, the animals and the plants, to the rivers, the lakes, the oceans and the winds. 
He must realise that this planet does not belong to him, but that he has to care for and maintain the delicate balance of nature, for the sake of the wellbeing of our children and all future generations.
It is the duty of man to preserve the Earth and the creation of the Great Spirit,
Mankind being but a grain of sand in the Holy Circle which encloses all of life.

 

 

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