Saturday, January 29, 2011

We are the Poison (That's Around Us)

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what makes us think that we have the right
to take away the freedom of another life.
the land, air and water's more polluted each day.
will it all be gone before we find another way?

we are the poison that's around us.
we become the world that surrounds us.
we are the poison that's around us.
we become the world that surrounds us.

we murder other creatures for greed and delight.
we're laughing with our friends pretending it's alright.
we treat our only home like it's a garbage can;
ignore the harmful impact that our actions have.

we are the poison that's around us.
we become the world that surrounds us.
we are the poison that's around us.
we become the world that's surrounds us.

"Whatever we toss without a thought or deliberately dump into our surroundings doesn't simply vanish or dilute away. Our use of air, water, and soil as garbage dumps means that those emissions and pollutants move through the biosphere, ecosystems, habitats, and eventually our own bodies and cells."

"Environmentalism is recognition of this. We need all people — plumbers, teachers, doctors, carpenters, garage mechanics, businesspeople, artists, scientists — to see and understand the world that way because once we "get it", we treat our surroundings in a radically different way, with the respect that we should have toward our own bodies and loved ones." ~ Dr. David Suzuki

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