Our Every Deliberation, We Must Consider the Impact of Our Decisions
From the Great Law of the Iroquois Nation
There is no history of mankind,
there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one
of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history
of the world.
-- Karl Popper
Love the earth and all
things of the earth, for the earth is sacred, the earth is beautiful.
This we know: the earth does not belong to man. Man belongs to the
earth. This we know.
Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of earth. All things are connected, for all things are are alive; not only man and animals, but also water, air, soil, stone -- all are part of the intersecting web of Life. Man did not weave the web; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever man does to the web, he does to himself.
"Love the earth" An Indian manifesto