What the current pipeline dispute in North Dakota is really all about is how we, as the human family, wish to live in the twenty-first century. Two very different philosophies and lifeways are at issue, one deeply connected to spirit and the sacred beauty of Mother Earth, the other utterly disconnected, regarding the material realm as nothing more than an economic resource.
Occupiers' alternative media infrastructure shook the mainstream
media trance. We are realizing that the urge to rebel is
everywhere. But the new anonymous power of the multitude to "culture jam" and create
discourse around power and control can also be used irresponsibly, even
dangerously. From Occupy Consciousness, a new free anthology.
Today, the Nile, Colorado,
and Yellow Rivers no longer flow to the ocean. Where creeks and streams once ran full of life, there are now
only dried veins stitched into the Earth's flesh. We are sucking dry the blood within our own bodies. We are
heading irrevocably into a disaster.