January 28th marks a big day in the “Idle No More” movement. Although the impact is debatable, thousands of supporters participated in worldwide protests today to be the voice of our mother earth. Whether the focus is a bill that is feared to farther the destruction and contamination of our great country, or simply to demand that we proactively think about sustainability, it is inspiring to see so many come together. Our native population is leading a possible revolution that is crucial for our grandchildren’s futures. The last time we have seen such an uprising for positive change was in the 60’s. Unfortunately these efforts were ignored, and although they were meaningful and important they led virtually nowhere. Corporate America with its manipulation and propaganda managed to conquer love with fear, and although small victories existed, nothing of significant changed.
50 years has past, and our planet has endured more damage within this time than it has ever before at the hands of man. Our governments are allowing corporations to pillage our land and poison our waters, all for the sake of turning profits to feed our economy. The truth is that the economy is only suffering because of the corruption that has been created within it. Hidden behind nice clothes and government chairs, these people not only threaten the freedom and security they claim to protect, but are also killing our planet with sheer disregard for nature and life of any kind.
We have to stand tall and continue to speak loudly on the importance of change. We as people have been silenced with greed, and brainwashed by mainstream media. I strongly urge everyone to spend just a few moments thinking about what is most important, it is not fashion or financial gain. It is love and nourishment. We are social beings that are connected to our children and elders through not just DNA, but through love. It is through this love that we can make positive changes for the future, but they will not be without sacrifice. Choosing to love our planet in order to save future generations from a life without natural beauty and resources should be easy. However, conservation and sustainability is not something we as a whole are used to considering. We have been programmed as mindless consumers for a reason, to feed a vicious cycle of want and waste. Breaking free of this is the only way to see the true meaning of why we are here. We are not here to gain material possessions, or one up our neighbors. We are here to gain knowledge and share love.
Please seek positive changes within yourself today to begin reshaping the world tomorrow. Do not judge before weighing the facts, and make sure your facts are truths before considering them as evidence. With all that is tainted in this world, how much more are we willing to sacrifice, and how much more can we afford to give?