Land, People, Politics, and Ignorance
Excerpt--A look into the past: A consistent effort to destroy the natural environment, with a cultural influence that clashed with the Native American way of life, presently continues from European arrival. When we see land ¡°developers,¡± supported More...
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Excerpt--A look into the past: A consistent effort to destroy the natural environment, with a cultural influence that clashed with the Native American way of life, presently continues from European arrival. When we see land ¡°developers,¡± supported by government-funded contracts and zoning laws that accommodate turning land into urban sprawl, we are still witnessing today the European take-over of Native America. Sharing the same destiny with the Indians and the buffalo, large unaltered areas of our native land will soon be gone too. The recent expanded powers of eminent domain, allowing a large private company/corporation to take land from a smaller private party, supports the exploitation of our land and its citizens by force for private/corporate gain. The government wielding the bigger stick, rather than protects the people, now as a thug, takes away by force what they have¡ªvery similar to how the Native Americans had their land taken from them. The people have been set up by a continuance of the same expansionary practices that took this country from the Indians. Native Americans multiplied basically to the caring capacity of the land and were all involved in a life sculptured to the natural environment¡ªan original culture with its own habits, beliefs, and customs. The natives didn¡¯t need churches because they lived their beliefs, not as a religion but as their life. Offspring were not considered part of a religious incentive to reproduce either, as is often the case in the European/Anglo culture. The land¡¯s human-caring capacity can be increased, however, without damaging the natural environment with good land-use/management practices implemented. But instead, exploitation and greed, without any foresight, continues to take its toll today in a process that started when Europeans discovered America . It comes as no surprise that people who are not close to nature, influenced and conditioned by the city and urban environment, are those opposed to sex roles defined by nature. The same foreign concept applied to the environment is thus being applied to humanity. And an exploitative correlation applies to both. What¡¯s termed development is to the environment what ¡°equality¡± is to the people and our social structure. One is destroying our land and the other its people. In the past, one earner¡¯s wage, sculptured to support a family, was kept at par with the rate of inflation. However, the current arrangement of two workers for the price of one operates as a double-profit effect benefiting big business/government at the expense of humanity. Hence, the family has been displaced by the individual for the purpose of the corporate employer, with the typical employee mind-set now molded by corporate philosophy. Jobs are no longer designed, or intended, to support the people (families), but sculptured to suit corporate interests, with government propaganda and policies that support the employer¡¯s and government¡¯s best interests. Taking two people to gain the equivalent income that only one person and one job provided in the past, along with the attitudes, hatred, laws, human resource policies associated, is a combined effect that has sacrificed male/female unity and the family in our society, along with a more meaningful and valuable quality of life. The most important thing in one¡¯s life is, or was, and should be, a mate and a family. All sociological paths within our society are leading us further from this basic foundation of life and any hope for future generations. Read within to fully understand what Alan Millard has conveyed in Land, People, Politics, and Ignorance.Book Review"This book made me ask myself if I am part of the problem or simply a conformist? I know now that I do not want to be a ¡°Sheeple¡±. Mr. Millard covers several topics and relates his own personal experiences in many situations, making the book very interesting. He gives examples of how we are