Click on the link to visit Greenpeace USA on Facebook, for a beautiful and moving (and heartbreaking) short film about a woman living in an area subject to fracking, in the U.S.
This is very relevant here too. The government has just overridden a local decision in Lancashire not to allow fracking (so much for democracy) – and for the deeper reasons this woman describes, to do with our interconnection and interdependence as human beings, wherever we may live.
This caused the writer to weep – for this woman in her lovely, loved home on despoiled land, for the desecration of the natural world in the service of profit, for the beauty of her deep wisdom about connection with our ancestors, connection with the land and connection with each other. At the end, she says:-
‘It’s that whole attitude, if it’s not in my backyard, I don’t care. But yeah, I do care, about people in North Dakota when I’m sitting here in Colorado. I’m gonna care about what happens in the Amazon jungle. Those are my people. Every human being on the face of the earth is our people. If enough of us stand up and say no, we’re not going to let this happen any more, then it’s not happening…I think it’s probably too late for us here, but my hope is that other people will not have to go through this. I want people to wake up. That’s my goal. If I can just make one person wake up, then I’m good.’
The writer cares too, and wants to be a good ancestor. So here’s the share…
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