Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mother Earth is calling you

I love this. Bolivia is proposing a United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans. Makes more sense than the corporate "person."
The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to "dominate and exploit" — to the point that the "well-being and existence of many beings" is now threatened. [...]

The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia's Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted in January.
The Bolivian law reflects the "traditional indigenous religious belief in the Earth deity known as Pachamama [which] is the centre of all life, and humans are considered equal to all other entities." Indeed, our planet is a living, breathing organism and respect for that has long been lost in Western traditions. That's why we're on the brink of environmental disaster and possible extinction of the human species now.

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