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Oil Spill Threatens Native Americans "Water" Village


Environment  (tags: oil, native american, Louisiana, water, culture loss, shrimp )

Dandelion
- 1567 days ago - bing.com
The town of Grand Bayou, La., has no streets and no cars, just water and boats. The Gulf oil spill is threatening the very existence of the Atakapa-Ishak Indians who live there.



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Magdalena M. (0)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 9:42 pm
Thank you Dandelion. This is horrible. The worst thing that it is only the beginning... I am afraid it will the huge catastrophe for the Earth.
 

Nightcat Mau (81)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 9:46 pm
Thanks for sharing! Looks like the white man isn't done ruining things for the Native American.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 9:55 pm
Here we go again, greed and the possible elimination of an entire way of living. This may be the final straw for the Atakapa-Ishak Indians, a cultural genocide for them. How will BP ever restore an entire peoples way of life?
I'm sure they will get little if anything for their misery and how does one replace a whole culture? No amount of money can do that. The stories get more heartbreaking all the time, and now the news is stating there are up to 27,000 unattended oil wells below the water?
Look at the photo, if there are already 27,000 oil wells already unattended, plus the ones that are working, the ones the Oil Companies want to start, our entire oceans will look like the above photo. Is that what the majority of the people want? Drill baby drill?
This insanity must stop, there must be accountability, someone needs to do oversight to make sure what does exist is being monitored, repaired, and no one seems to know exactly what is going on with the unattended wells, all with potential to leak. Where is the USA in all of this, in bed with the Oil Companies I'd say.
Our first victims on this land, the American Indians, are once again suffering at the hands of greed. We need serious changes in our way of lifestyle, we need to break away from the bondage of this fuel and go towards alternative green energy sources, now, not in some distant future, now!
 

Hugo Godinez (0)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 9:57 pm
thanks for the article
 

lucy b. (36)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 10:33 pm
This is the wonder of Care2, but also its heartbreak sorrow, this up- close- and personal article really and truely illustrates on an intimate level the desperate times these American Indians are suffering. Everything is either destroyed or in the process of a long and painful degradation. This is infuriating. The American Indians WILL break away from the disgraceful bondage they have been put under. When will we have a North American Indian President ? - No Really ... - When?

 

Deborah O. (98)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 10:47 pm
We have to make some hard choices, all of us, regarding our energy consumption. But fortunately many of the hard choices are actually not so bad. We might have to shake a few of our fellow human beings a little to make them see this and we'll have to repeat ourselves and belabor the obvious--but eventually we can get through to a significant number of them.

Yes, we need an Indigenous President. The National Congress of American Indians believes that only by getting more Indigenous Americans into higher office in this country will we ever see meaningful changes. And we need change, not merely the promise of it.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 10:58 pm
the Genocide is almost complete,as Russel means would say.We should start rioting like the blacks to get attention from US. Govt.Then again the Real world is the Spirit world,I think our Native brothers and sisters would be happy to see us again..It does not take many words to tell the truth.
 

Lisa Troup (40)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:03 am
OMG............I can see the 70's commercial ,with the crying chief standing next 2 water, instead of trash..My condolances from a member of the Ojibwa nation on Lake Gitchigumi......O;(
 

aaron b. (12)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:57 am
terrible act on the human kind .
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:03 am
The more I and we learn about this BP OIl spill, the sicker I get. It all started with republicans not wanting overshight and regulations or oil companies. Who would guess, after all the money and bribes they receive from them. They are still the ones who want to limit what they pay for damages to $75 million. This way, the average American would get to donate to their favorate charity.

Obama is in a real delima. He wants this solved and taken care of, and yet, each step of the way he is met with resistance from repbums (and blue dog democrates who have received generous bribes from big oil).

Until we the citizens speak out, (shout), and DO SOMETHING, BP will continue to do as they please.
 

Ben Oscarsito (317)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 2:31 am
This catastrophe shouldn't have happened in the first place - DAMMIT!
There's only one solution for a sustainable future:
"NO MORE OFFSHORE DRILLING!" (Avaaz Petition)
To President Obama and members of Congress:
"We urge you to permanently call off plans to open up more of the US coastline to dangerous offshore drilling. Instead, invest in a CLEAN and SAFE ENERGY FUTURE"
488,987 have signed the petition. Let's get to our delivery target of 500,000!
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_offshore_drilling/?fp
Thank You! Muchas Gracias! Namaste! Merci! Danke Schön! Arigato! Muito Obrigado! Tack!
 

Arild Warud (166)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 2:39 am
This is a really sad story,thanks for sharing Dandelion.
 

Pamylle G. (462)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 3:26 am
This is the same community that was covered in a segment of Democracy Now! a month ago, which I highly recommend. It covers the visit to this community of Indigenous persons who suffered the consequences of the oil spill of Alaska:

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/6/7/bp_oil_thrill_threatens_future_of
 

Agnes H. (144)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 3:39 am
I was crying while watching this and wondered why this Tribe isn't recognized by the Federal government. There is another Tribe suffering. One that hasn't been mentioned anywhere and I don't know whether you are aware of them Dandelion, as I got this through another site and that is the Tribe of the Chene or the Chien as they are called locally. They are a French speaking Tribe and Chien is French for dog. Does that say enough? I've cried and cried for these people as they live in the Marshes and like this one depend on the shrimping and crabbing. As the name will explain they AREN"T recognized by the Federal Government either.
I signed the Avaaz petition Ben when I got it but thank you for reminding me about it.

Dandelion, I'm so sorry for these people and hope care2 will do something about it. I can't send money to help these people, but I can do other things if possible. Please tell me how to start a petition or ask care2 to click and donate up for them, but then we tried to do that during the Winter and nothing got done!!!! You're right about your People they are slowly being killed off by the White Man and their greed! My thoughts will be with your people as you're all one to me anyway even if you have different traditions.
 

Terry B. (649)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:00 am
TYVM
 

Susanne OFFLINE (23)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:11 am
Thanks dear Sheryl for a very truthful, very sad article...it is simply HORRYFYING what is happening in the world, and this is only the very beginning!!! POWER & GREED keep on destroying meaningful good Traditions & of course disregarding "the ones´s that were there in the first place"-the wise men...the INDIANS!! It happens all over the place! I´ve experienced same situations in Australia as well, which left me with a very heavy,sad heart!
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:14 am

As I go from one BP news story . . . to the next . . . and the next . . . I'm reading about the devastation to animals, ecostructure, families now in poverty (with food banks running out, and their claims being denied) and I want to SCREAM!

Corporatism has DESTROYED this country (and its leaders' consciences and responsibilities) -- Everything else has become meaningless!

Thank you for your continued good work in getting the word out, Sheryl.

 

Ronni G. (108)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:43 am
This is a story of destruction on an epic scale; these people are suffering daily at the hands of BP and the US government ( I can't believe the phrase: 'not recognized by the Federal Government'). Ye gods, how short are the memories of these high up folks? I agree, the sooner a Native American is president, the better. At no time since the times of rule by NA has there been ANYONE in power that treats the Earth and its residents with respect.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 6:01 am
My heart goes out to all the Peoples suffering from this tragedy. I only wish there was something more we could ALL do for them. Petitions have all been signed. I have no money to give, sadly. Maye we DO NEED a Native American in as POTUS. But, we need one not corrupted by the syndicate which has become America!
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 6:04 am
I forgot to say a heartfelt thank you to Dande for posting and sending this story to me, Bengt for again listing Avaaz's petition, and all you wonderful Brothers and Sisters in Spirit for caring to keep all God's creatures in your hearts and minds.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 7:05 am
Green stars for all I could send out to....others I'm limited to one a week. Your all stars in my book.

We can not be the Silent Warriors for our Earth Mother, we must get vocal, march in the streets, hold up signs, write to our, well I was going to say Leaders but most have led us to a path of misery....but write anyways. Make phone calls, get others involved.....we all have them, people in our lives who don't look beyond their nose, get them involved, most have seen this mess on the news, but perhaps they do not know what to do about it. Give them the address and phone numbers to write and call, ask them to join you with a sign, stand in some public spot. This allows others to see that someone IS trying to do something, then perhaps they will go home and think to themselves that they need to do something as well.

Join groups that are set up to protect the environment or if one isn't in your area then start one. Be creative, involve the young ones around you, they will live in this mess long after we are gone and they need to start learning now. Children love to play act, can they do a neighborhood play, be the characters of what is now taking place, even a little child can pretend he or she is a dolphin having a hard time breathing in the water. Use a cloth sack when you go shopping thereby using it over and over instead of using paper or plastic. Can you ride a bicycle to certain places instead of using the car for just the short trip. Look at various ways you can free yourself from using more oil, search out the internet for ideas.

If anything this oil disaster in the Gulf has awaken many to the need for change and what deceitful ways the Big Oil Corporations have been doing business under. I just hope we don't have to completely destroy our entire eco system in order to get people to demand that this stops, we are close to the edge now and this is not over yet.
 

Rajna T. (97)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 7:32 am
America WAKE UP !!! You're strong enough, wise enough and aware enough, that you HAVE to stop big corporations to rule over people who have all rights to live like humans , not to die with next oil spill, or next ecological, or any other disaster.
Thanks dear Sheryl.
 

Samantha B. (52)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:05 am
My question continues to be why are they letting ppl stay there for so long wtih all the fumes / poisonous gases?
 

Barbara K. (83)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:11 am
Thanks, my friend, for this article. The disaster in the Gulf will affect many for the rest of our lives. It will affect the Planet itself for many decades, maybe until the planet itself is completely destroyed. It is always the indegenous, especially the Native Americans who suffer. The innocent people are left with the destruction of greed, greed, and more greed. There should be no drilling in such an important ecosystem in the first place; and I believe this is not the end of these spills as the platforms age and deteriorate, and the Earth is no more.
 

jay way (33)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:26 am
So many wells in the ocean - now comes the payback but only the little people will suffer as usual - -
 

Alison Baker (25)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:39 am
BP is still scheduled to begin drilling the OCS in the Arctic from that man-made island of theirs.
 

Barbara D. (70)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:40 am
Another heartbreak, another obscenity in the name of corporate profits. Thanks for this article.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 9:03 am
It is a very tragic and sad state of affairs that a few humans have inflicted upon the many Barbara K. What is so mind numbing is that they also live on this planet and their children and family members as well. I know for now they can "pay" their way into the more cleaner areas to live, but in time, at the rate things are going, the mess will be everywhere. All is connected within the web of life, there will be no escape for them either.

Alison you are so correct on this and I put on a story onto Care2 that gave this information on the man made island. The Corporations are just moving ahead with no breaks despite all that has gone on.

The link to the man made island story in the artic so BP can skirt around the rules to offshore drilling is below for anyone that would like to read it.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/901507364/1665150
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 9:22 am
If ever there was a right time to pass and enforce new environmental laws this is that time. If our representatives in Washington fail to take advantage of getting tougher laws passed, more and more companies will be encouraged to push the environmental envelope. The result will be widespread disasters in this country.......until there are large environmental wastelands, especially in the South. It is time for the voters in Southern states to wake up and elect people to state and federal offices who will make the tough decisions that will benefit the people and the environment for future generations. Right now many of the leaders in those states are more interested in representing Big Oil and other large corporations than they are in developing a great quality of life for their residents.
 

Carole Cherne (35)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 9:24 am
I work with words and language for a living, and all of this has now surpassed my capacity to express how I feel; I simply don't have words in my lexicon , and I wonder they even exist.
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 9:53 am
 
A news article posted here at C2NN:
 
BPMakesMeSick.Com
 
 

Chris S. (3)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 10:06 am
Disgraceful that the scattered survivors of Native American tribes our government all but wiped out years ago have to "prove" that they exist as a community, but anyone can create a corporation from nowhere and it gets immediately recognized as a "person" with rights.
 

felix s. (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 10:23 am
noted
 

Paige G. (10)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 10:50 am
What a tragic story.
 

Eric Pinto (91)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 10:54 am
This oil spill is not only killing wildlife; it is killing a way of life for many people!
 

Gillo D. (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 10:54 am
This is a great disaster ...
An American Venice city destryed for the money!!!
We can work all togheter to reduce this problem "inviting" BP to refund and resolve this problem..no BP'gas and oil if this problem are not resolved.
And, in the future, organize holidays in this village to help the native to continue her life.

 

Alison Baker (25)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 11:43 am
I'd like to see the BP Claims bean counter say NO to the claims the Native members submit. There's nothing "indirect" about the effects on their town. They're actually living in, over, surrounded by, all things oil. I don't even want to imagine the health risks!
 

Sara T. (3)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:01 pm
Poor people will suffer the most during the "spill" - now we're raping the American Indians all over again. Greed of these criminal corporations must be stopped! Let's repeal the decades of relaxed laws and make these dastardly corporations liable for the all the damage they do to the world and it's peoples, just as individual humans would be if they were do those kind of criminal acts!
 

David S. (55)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:10 pm
The way to make corporations liable is to make the sociopaths and parasites personally responsible for their crimes rather than letting them hide behind a system that grants all the rights of personhood to a corporation with none of the responsibilities or real consequence of their greed and crimes. Fines are just cost of business to these parasites. Imprison criminal CEO's and criminal corporate boards.
 

mr Crowley (23)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:19 pm
this oil spill is so disgusting
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:21 pm
Corporations must be made liable for all the harm they are doing worldwide! New environmental laws must be passed and enforced now!
 

Alet Coetzee (57)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:52 pm
Thanks for the article.
 

Jackie W. (31)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:55 pm
The BP UNSTOPPED SPILL is DESTROYING the Gulf of Mexico Eco-System! How long will the billions of barrels of oil spewing forth be allowed to go unchecked? With Hurricanes & other natural events, the oil spread is totally UNPREDICTABLE! Not just people's lives are being ruined, the animals are being RUTHLESSLY SLAUGHTERED BY THE OIL!!! God gave man "dominion over the animals"; BUT NOT TO RAPE & PILLAGE MOTHER EARTH and/or her creattures, and/or entire ecosystems! I expect God & Mother Earth to REACT!!! That reaction may be VERY UNSETTLING for the guilty and any in The Creator's Path(s)!
Thank You for posting this, Dandelion!
 

Liliana D. (124)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:56 pm
Noted with sadness. Thanks Dandelion.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:57 pm
This tragic oil spill shows no mercy for anyone, anyplace, anything.
 

Carol Orton (20)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:09 pm
This is so tragic that the only true americans who love the land are going to have their way of life destroyed ONCE again and the fact that and others are not recognized by the Federal Govermmeny I could not believe it
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:16 pm
This is so sad , people living there may lose their way of live , noted , thanks !
 

Eva L. (96)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:40 pm
I argue for the death penalty for BP.

But it's still relevant, right?
 

Frania D. (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:41 pm
thank you so muc for keeping us well informed on sad matters as this. My prayers are with everyone being affected.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 2:10 pm
If this spill keeps on going at the rate it is...and considering that the oceans cover most of the globe...something anything must be done NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
 

F L. (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 2:50 pm
Thanks for posting this. People need to know.
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 3:41 pm
To Out Native Americans, "Don't Stop Fighting Now". It would be helpful if more leaders from the American Natives emerged in the politica arena.
 

MICHELLE S. (101)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 3:46 pm
noted and tweeted!
 

Thomas N. (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 3:57 pm
This is the of thing that we need to stop. It's unfair that villages are being affected by the insanity of some greedy corporate jerks!
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 6:25 pm
Irresponsibility of some ... damage to many!
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 7:02 pm
Thanks Dandelion
 

Teresa K. (33)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 7:30 pm
So many great comments..everyone covered all that I could say! I will just say Please keep us posted on this story! and thank you for making us aware of this insanity.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:45 pm
Excellent comment Chris Struble!

Thanks Carole for the link to that petition. I hope many see it and sign.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:48 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Deborah B. (65)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 9:59 pm
I will be long gone as this travesty lives on.
 

Angela A. (9)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 10:19 pm
and how long will humanity allow the destruction of God's creation, by ruthless and greedy people. Enough is enough and it is time to take our planet back
 

Angela A. (9)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 10:22 pm
HOPI PROPHESY

"When the earth is dying there shall arise a new tribe of all colours and all creeds. This tribe shall be called The Warriors of the Rainbow and it will put its faith in actions not words."
 

Mandi T. (429)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 11:08 pm
Just Sick, tks Sheryl, what a crime to our Native Americans, and all touched by this tragedy.
I agree with Ben also!!!
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 11:44 pm
Maybe the giant hole under the Gulf, will cause a pole shift! New World Order! Whoever is left, will find a Better Way than we have got going today. I continue to Pray Dr. Emoto's Prayer for the Gulf!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmhWsPNrRgs sorry you'll have to copy/paste

Thank you, Dandelion
 

JOHNLEWIS HODDINOTT (77)
Friday July 9, 2010, 3:41 am
SAD NOTED
 

Barb M. (3)
Friday July 9, 2010, 3:45 am
I FEEL SO BAD and my heart aches for them..........and i know the bp bosses are not feeling any of this because you have to have a heart to have it ache.
 

KS Goh (0)
Friday July 9, 2010, 5:00 am
Thanks very much.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 9, 2010, 5:11 am
Noted. Thanx. Back in the day, Native Americans were purposely given blankets infected with Smallpox. It made killing a lot easier and more sanitary than a gunshot. It was a nice painful, drawn out death too. Is there a difference? Native Americans didn't have rights then, and they certainly don't now.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Friday July 9, 2010, 7:18 am
Thank you Sandra M Z for the video. It was lovely and positive. Not only do we need to make phone calls, sign petitions, march, but yes, each of us must become more spiritual human beings. By Walking in a more loving way within our Hearts this take over by Corporations would not happen. They think greed the human heart thinks of sharing.
Yes, we need to stay warm in winter but we have new technologies that are less harmful for our environment now and we need to move away from the barbaric use of oil the same way our ancestors moved away from whale oil to light their lanterns.
Thanks Ben for posting the link to the petition, there are two links on here for petitions by those who commented and I hope everyone will take the time to sign them.
 

Angela A. (9)
Friday July 9, 2010, 9:29 am
I totally agree with Dandesortaback and Andrea
 

Shraddha J. (35)
Friday July 9, 2010, 12:19 pm
Thanks!
 

Salome Waters (31)
Friday July 9, 2010, 6:51 pm
So sickening, and so familiar. The government has long forgotten Native Indians, and when they have a disaster like this, they do NOTHING
 

David R. (45)
Friday July 9, 2010, 6:52 pm
noted, thanks for posting!
 

brigitte l (13)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 12:33 am
THese oil spills caused by mankind ruin and wreck countless lives!
 

Debbie G. (314)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 10:32 am
This is all so sad. I Cry, but at some point recently, I have had to distance myself, because it depresses me and I do have to live my life. I do what I can do, signing petitions, being aware, I would donate if I could afford it, but can't. I would love to go there and help clean up wildlife, but I already have some health problems and can't risk any more. I just pray. This is so sick and so sad. And G-d, or whoever you believe to be your great spirit or higher power is probably crying as well. We reap what we sow. Thanks.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 6:08 pm
There is a great healing needed upon this Earth, we all suffer in one way or another from the rape of our Mother Earth.
 

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Saturday July 10, 2010, 10:38 pm
I didn't realize that the US government didn't recognize many Native American tribes. That is also disturbing.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Sunday July 11, 2010, 10:30 am
There were quite a few who noted this Deanna......
The old if you don't recognize then they don't exist mind set.
Indian issue or problem? What Inidan problem......we don't have any according to the Federal Government. Then if we don't have any Indians we don't have to help them, or honor any treaties, or appropirate monies for their education, health or whatever. The Federal Government got the lands, pushed them to the ends of the earth, and now want to forget all about them......don't recognize them, they fail to exists.
Very sad state of affairs that continues to go on.
 

. (0)
Monday July 12, 2010, 4:55 pm
Thanks Dandlion,SoSad! I totally agree with you!! I'm just Angry as hell !!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 5:19 pm
Heartbreaking...but then there isn't much in the news that isn't.
 

Angela A. (9)
Sunday July 18, 2010, 9:10 pm
greed is what is creating all the chaos in the world. And soon Mother Earth and the Creator will not tolerate all the injustices and senseless deaths of God's creation.

Message from Mother Earth
Enough is enough, children! I am putting my foot down right now, and things are going to change. You just couldn’t be satisfied with what I gave you, could you. You had to keep digging and chopping and hacking and poisoning me. You do not even see me as a living, breathing, life-giving entity with my own needs, feelings and consciousness. I have been raped and robbed by my own children, and I’m critically wounded.

Be warned. The more you trample on me, the more I will fight for my survival. Your greed and ignorance have run roughshod over me for long enough. All that matters to me now is that I find a way to heal myself. How else can I hold on to that principle part of my nature which you call ‘a mother’s love’?

With your greed and your denials, you have drilled a hole into me, so deep that you don’t know how to stop the bleeding. You are so immature and incompetent that everything you do makes matters worse. You set me on fire and drown me in poisonous chemicals. And there you are in your ineptitude, pointing fingers at each other as you run around like chickens with your heads cut off.

You blow up my mountains to get to the minerals within, unaware that those mountains are the sacred symbols of abundance on Earth – and you wonder why your economies, and I myself, are falling apart at the seams.

Your greed even attacked my precious companion who illuminates the night and keeps my tides flowing as they should. You bombed the MOON for heaven’s sake!!

You want to play God, so you experiment on me – smashing atoms in your underground ‘hadron-collider’ – at a time when the ground itself is so unstable.

Don’t you feel me quaking? Don’t you see me desperately throwing off the pain I am forced to endure through the pressure valves you call volcanoes? Don’t you hear me screaming or see me writhing as you arrogantly have your way with me, every day and every night?

You chop down my forests which, you foolish children, are your own lungs manifest – and you wonder why you’re having such a hard time breathing.

You fight with each other like spoiled brats always finding some ridiculous justification for your putrid stinking wars. And you say, so pathetically, “I just want some peace of mind.”

You choke me with your putrid stinking garbage, unaware that your own consumption is now consuming you.

Oh, the damage you have done to my oceans and waterways which, if only you could see it, are your own emotions in physical form – and you wonder why the world has become such a feelingless heartless place!

Start to FEEL again. Open your heart to the love of life.

What you do to my precious animals is MINDLESS CRUELTY. They are trying to leave Earth as fast as they can. My heart breaks for them – the victims of your greatly misplaced superiority complex. In a balanced world, as I intend it to be again, nothing is superior. Everything that lives has a right to be. On this planet, dear children, EVERYTHING is alive.

And, of course, what you do to each other is a crying shame.

You wait for the next shoe to drop and pretend you’re not afraid, unaware that you have always been under the feelingless foot of materialism. I love the material aspects of myself, but there is so much more to me than you have ever given me credit for. That is where your own salvation lies.

Go within. FEEL who you are. Your true nature mirrors mine in every way.

Stop your racism. Stop racing. Stop competing, you silly children. You are not the human ‘race’, you are humanity. You are all part of the ONE. You are all part of ME. But you are not all the same. You are diverse entities, and you can never be happy until you embrace your differences instead of judging each other for them. It is time to free your Wills from ancient imprinting – and grow up.

You cry out for change, yet you seem unwilling to make those changes yourself. Are you waiting for me to make them for you? You are helpless only because you believe you are. What are you waiting for? The time is now.

You have dealt your mother a massive blow, but I will find a way to heal myself, no matter what I have to do. The question is:

will you?

*

(‘felt’ by Christine DeLorey)
 

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Monday July 19, 2010, 6:36 pm
Thank you Angela.
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (456)
Monday July 26, 2010, 1:25 pm
Goodness Dande, trying to play catch up...

Jeepers so sorry!!!
 
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