the more i dig into “environmental organizations”
(there is a listing on wikipedia)
the more i admire these groups
they want to save all life. they want to save plants and animals. they want to save humanity from itself. they want to save Mother Earth.
we are threatened, our survival is threatened, by our own foolishness. we are like the fool who breaks his mother’s heart by being addicted to foolishness, pornography, and the mother dies. well, in this case, however, the pornography is our own addiction to short term thinking, advertising, transforming Earth into products, which we use, then throw away, which go into a landfill, the pollution of the planet, the toxic substances that enter the oceans and rivers and lakes, and air, and soil.
study: adbusters. a very interesting magazine. having said that, if capitalism becomes “green” and we protect what remains of nature, capitalism has a better chance of surviving for the long run.
study: joanna macy. an amazing author, she cares deeply about the survival of the human race. sometimes this point of view is known as eco-buddhism, a combination of both buddhism and ecology.