The fact is that our health is inextricably linked to the health of our ecosystems. In order for humans to flourish free of modern disease we need a non-toxic society, an ecosystem, health and models of land use that nourish our communities rather than harm them. We must honor plant communities through conscious cultivation, ethical wildcrafting and sustainable harvesting. Over exploitation of land and natural resources have led to a dangerous point in our history where the space to turn back is marginal. Further abuse is going to lead to tragic consequences.
The need of the hour is for sustainable freedom from our dependence on institutions and individuals that exploit, neglect, and degrade us physically, emotionally, socially and financially. This means recognizing the harm caused by state and capitalist institutions and the need for creative and liberatory alternatives.
Ethnic societies depend on their ecosystem and have learned to live in harmony with their natural surroundings, taking only what is needed. Capitalistic greed fueled by opportunistic corporate houses that exploit and destroy cultures and environments that have survived for hundreds of centuries are criminals. These institutions blackmail society by convincing them that the jobs they offer translate to a better life style. The facts are clear, the world has more debt than ever before, the health challenges are unprecedented, geo political conflicts are flashpoints set off frequently fired by the same capitalists that make criminal profits from the destruction of life and property of innocents in alienated cultures.
Healthcare is a right, not a privilege and should be accessible to all people regardless of their ethnicity, culture, nationality, economic class, gender, age or abilities.
Modern society glorifies excesses, celebrity is the goal, greed has become success, evil has become a norm that managements promote. We came with nothing but a spirit and will leave with nothing but a spirit. We need to address this increasing destructive culture of excess, of greed of unsustainable profiteering. Events in Indonesia, South America and Africa has seen the complete wanton destruction of millions of lives, the poisoning of our environment by criminal corporate houses and yet a slap on the wrist and they go back to their merry ways.
It’s up to each of us that values nature to preserve and protect it, we are but guests on this glorious planet and we should respect and care for it as our time is temporary.