OTW :: Mother Honor

(6 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

I am that I am,

I am beauty,

I am peace,

I am joy,

I am one with Mother Earth.

I am one with everyone within the reach of my voice.

In this togetherness, we ask the divine intelligence

to eradicate all negatives from our hearts,

from our minds and from our actions.

And so be it….ashe.

~ Babatunde Olatunji

Earth Day… see also… Robyn, AndyS, Jamess and Eddie C. (so far!)

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming April 22 as International Mother Earth Day last year. The initiative was put forward by Bolivian leader Evo Morales and adopted unanimously by the Assembly.

The Assembly acknowledged that “the Earth and its ecosystems are our home”, and expressed its conviction that it was “necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth”, in order to “achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations.”

“We may face a future of inexorable decline as we destroy the fragile ecosystems that support all life on the planet. The question before us is how to slow this decline or, in the best of scenarios, how to reverse it and return our planet to good health,” Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, then President of the General Assembly, said after the resolution had been adopted.

The document states that Mother Earth is a common expression for our planet in a number of countries and regions, which “reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit.”  source

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All European tradition, Marxism included, has conspired to defy the natural order of all things. Mother Earth has been abused, the powers have been abused, and this cannot go on forever. No theory can alter that simple fact. Mother Earth will retaliate, the whole environment will retaliate, and the abusers will be eliminated. Things come full circle, back to where they started. That’s revolution.  ~ Russell Means

Russell Means was born an Oglala/Lakota Sioux Indian. He was the first national director of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in which role he became prominent during 1973 standoff with the US government at Wounded Knee.

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Though earth is one, the plants vary depending on the seeds sown. The womb of mother symbolizes mother earth. As is the seed of thought sown in it, so is the fruit it yields. ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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Or… as an old friend of mine from Tennessee used to say:

Don’t shit in your own nest. MH

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Is anyone listening?

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  2. nobody said it was easy.

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    Actually it is a closeup of the bark of an aspen tree that I took a few years ago.

  4. …. nice.  

  5. Earth standing to sue in court against those who harm her.

    This country has zero spiritual connection with our land and sea, thus making its people isolated and alienated from each other. After all, Mother Earth is home to all. Ignoring her is also ignoring the bond between people. A fatal mistake it is.  

  6. for the FP…  

    • Edger on April 23, 2010 at 2:37 am





  7. A little something to honor a great man & protector of our planet.

    He gave a speech at the World Uranium Day but before he sang his song there. He also had this to say.

    I originally posted some of the following here when he went to his Hunting Ground.

    “I feel honored to sing this song especially for this Hearing. But before I do, I have something special to pass on, that the sacred fire we have been keeping for the last four days will be in a ceremony, it will be put out tomorrow at noon. So those wishing to go to that ceremony at noon to put the fire out for the fourth day, can be there. Thomas Banyacya will be there to make the ceremony offering for the ending of the fourth day. There’s been much enthusiasm for the sacred fire. We have decided to start another fire that day, that evening for another four days, which will go until Sunday. So, those people who wish to volunteer and be keepers of the fire, the sacred fire, will be able to have opportunity to sit with the fire. So, anybody who wishes to be with this fire all night can be at the fire all night. You can go up there tonight, they will have a tipi there, and people can sit by the fire and pray, and it will be put out at noon tomorrow.

    Before I sing this song, I would like to quote a very prejudicial doctrine that was handed down by the Supreme Court in 1823. It was written by the Church. This doctrine should be denounced by this Hearing in some formal way. I think that from this Hearing we should create a United Indigenous Nations Council, such as the United Nations. We shall be the United Indigenous Nations. We should denounce this prejudicial doctrine that was created by their Church, Catholic Church, in 1823. Here is the doctrine:

    “This doctrine handed down by the Supreme Court in 1823, in which it said that the Indian Nations do not have title to their lands, they only have title of occupancy, because they weren’t Christians when the Europeans first got here. That the first Christian Nations to discover an area of heathen and infidel lands has the ultimate dominion over those lands and the absolute title.”

    This is a doctrine that we should, the Indigenous Nations, should go to the Pope and also to the President of the United States to withdraw and renounce this document and to establish a new basis for relationship between indigenous peoples and other peoples of the world.

    I changed a couple of words, so that this song might be one representative of this international Hearing. The title is: “They didn’t listen”.

    The image is off a sculpture created & given to me by an old friend.

    I incorporated the Lunar Eclipse into the image as a farewell to Red Crow,

    father of Tall Bear.  

    RED CROW (Floyd Westerman)

     RED CROW (Floyd Westerman) 2 DSCN8469

    A nice man I met years ago, & talked to occasionally, has passed on. Strangely, I had a dream about him about a month ago. The next morning, while driving here in Malibu, I spotted Max Gail, a long time friend of this man & also a casual acquaintance of mine.

    I parked my truck, & went across the street to talk to Max, & to recount that I had dreamt about Red Crow, & asked how he was. Max told me he was fine. He always asks about my daughter, & after a little small talk we said goodbye.

    The End.

    Today I read that Red Crow had died on Thursday. Here`s a link to a bio of

    Floyd Red Crow Westerman.

    I`m including a few quotes of his also. He was an American Indian activist, a songwriter, an actor & all around good guy.

    http://delafont.com/music_acts

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F

    THEY DIDN`T LISTEN

    “And I told them not to dig for uranium, for if they did, the children would die. They didn’t listen, they didn’t listen, they didn’t listen to me. And I told them if the children die, there would be no keepers of the land. They didn’t listen. And I told them if they destroy the sky, machines would come and soon destroy the land. They didn’t listen… And I told them if they destroy the land, man would have to move into the sea. They didn’t listen… And I told them if they destroy the sea — they didn’t listen…” -From the Floyd Westerman song “They Didn’t Listen” as Westerman recited the lyric concluding his testimony in 1992 at the World Uranium Hearings in Salzburg, Austria[1].

    “There is an ancient Indian saying that something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant and immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men for they are dangerous themselves and unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember and of those who seek the truth.” Floyd Westerman as Albert Hosteen in The XFiles episode “The Blessing Way”

    (I don`t know why the last sentence includes crossed out text) Knucklehead

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