With Ebola in Africa; the Lakota Sioux & others in South Dakota facing off the NRC, end of August, in an effort to protect water from Powertech uranium mining; and the ongoing problems in Fukushima, time for a re-read:
We have long wondered how “Tree Hugger” is an insult. We wonder how those people who think that Tree Hugger an insult came to be tree haters. A friend used to talk about how the forest was a symbol of the dark, unknown, and untamed, and that is why many have longed to destroy it. Of course, one must know how to move through the forest safely. But, so much of the earth is now a desert, quasi desert, or undergoing desertification, that it is good that some people hate trees, but then those people need to move to the desert and not cut down earth’s few remaining trees.
Biogradska Forest in Montenegro, Photo by Snežana Trifunović via wikipedia
The Little Red Riding Hood tale “makes the clearest contrast between the safe world of the village and the dangers of the forest, conventional antitheses that are essentially medieval, though…
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