"The new vision of reality is an ecological vision … which goes far beyond the immediate concerns with environmental protection.
"To emphasize this deeper meaning of ecology, philosophers and scientists have begun to make a distinction between “deep ecology” and “shallow environmentalism.” Whereas shallow environmentalism is concerned with more efficient control and management of the natural environment for the benefit of “man,” the deep ecology movement recognizes that ecological balance will require profound changes in our perception of the role of human beings in the planetary ecosystem.
"In short, it will require a new philosophical and religious basis".
— Fritjof Capra, physicist, director of the Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley, California)
"We are, all the many expressions of living matter, grandchildren of Gaia, Earth, and Uranus, the Heavens. Late born, for the moon and ocean came Before. "
— Robert Duncan, Eco-poet
Perhaps, you've read about it.
Lately, there has been a Deep Green spiritual awakening among the more highly evolved of Mother Earth's bipedal naked apes. According to these more enlightened beings, mankind is guilty of "ecocide", and their Jolly Green Goddess (Gaia), is not at all happy. In her irritable cantankerosity, the Goddess has been calling out her prophets, her disciples and her devotees to spread the very bad news.
Today, it seems, we are in the midst of an existential and religious paradigm shift. We humans are no longer just fallen, imperfect "stewards" of the planet,...a fact, I'm sure, few would dispute. No,no, no. Our crimes are much more egregious than that! It's no longer just about global warm.....er...."climate change". According to the naturally attuned Pantheists and worshipers of Ms.Green, we have sinned against the Goddess herself. We have violated her "natural rights". And She is more than just offended, She is consciously and justly offended.
Humankind has been placed in the dock and weighed in the balances of Gaia. And we have been found to be profoundly and irredeemably "Guilty!" We are eco-criminals, little more, really, than cancers in the biosphere.
The concept of human exceptionalism (ie., the idea that humans are intrinsically of more existential value and worth than a night crawler or a patch of kudzu or a rock) has not only been challenged, it is being put to rest. You see, we have evolved well beyond lobbying for better gas mileage, adjusting our thermostats, recycling newspapers, and eating organic pomegranates (ie., "shallow environmentalism"). A new and more progressive "eco"- paradigm is being called for and put into practice. After a generation of adolescent growing pains, the Age of Aquarius has finally matured into the religion of Deep Ecology and is beginning to bear fruit. Creation be praised!
A revolution is afoot, because, you see, we have met the pathogen, and it is us.
Apparently, we are finally becoming aware of our profound eco-despicability. We must teach those who may come along behind us, our children and grandchildren, to bow low...very low... to The Goddess. We must teach them The Way of the Goddess. We must discard the cultural follies and misconceptions of our now discredited past. After all, there are just too darn many homo erecti wandering around on the body of the Goddess today. If things are going to change for the better, if we are going to save the planet, we must abandon the traditional heroes of human history and begin to recognize, praise, and promote the true heroes of Eco-History.
For instance, here's an idea:
"Genghis Khan's Mongol invasion in the 13th and 14th centuries was so vast that it may have been the first instance in history of a single culture causing man-made climate change, according to new research out of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology.
"So how did Genghis Khan, one of history's cruelest conquerors, earn such a glowing environmental report card? The reality may be a bit difficult for today's environmentalists to stomach, but Khan did it the same way he built his empire — with a high body count. Unlike modern day climate change, however, the Mongol invasion cooled the planet, effectively scrubbing around 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere"
— Bryan Nelson, "Mother Nature Network"
Park the Prius.... Buy a Burro
Park the Prius,... buy a burro,
Sabotage the power grid!
Drain the pool...Abort the baby!
Man, repent of all you did!
Humankind, you see's, the problem...
Just a teeming Mass o' Bad..
Gaia didn't mean to make it,
Now She's really, REALLY mad!
Gaia thinks your child's a problem...
Save the planet, be a sport!
Bow to Gaia's revelation...
Do your duty, ma'am....ABORT!
Gaia says one child is plenty,
Don't resist it.....Just obey!
Gaia's given us the Green light...
Fewer girls could save the day!
Human Error....She will fix it.
Gaia speaks...We've heard The Word.
Man's a pathogen...a cancer!
There's no choice:...Thin out the herd!
Gaia thinks one boy is better...
(Love those male-child worker bees!)
Help us, friend, cure this disease!
We need much more drastic action...
Turn your lights out!...Gather sticks!
We need mass eradication...
Holocausts might do the trick!
What we need's some quick 'revision'.
Let's judge now through Gaian Eyes
We need hist'ry deconstructed...
To expose the age old lies.
Look, we need some brand new heroes!
Gaia-"friendlies" world reknown...
Men who served sweet Mother Nature.
Hmmmm....Let's see who might be found!
Ghengis Khan was wise and noble...
Stalin, too...and Chairman Mao...
Hitler, Pol Pot had "The Vision",
Of fulfilling Gaia's vow.
Molech, too, was on to something...
Passing babies through the fire.
Fertile Gaian green appeasement....
Licking flames of her desire.
Join her sacrificial system...
Gaia winks....(She's very pleased!)
Body counts to "Save the Planet!"
Rid the womb of that disease.
“We know that the sinless priests of this sinless people worshipped sinless gods, who accepted as the nectar and ambrosia of their sunny paradise nothing but incessant human sacrifice accompanied by horrible torments…[C]ertain human antagonisms seem to recur in this tradition of black magic. There may be suspected as running through it everywhere, for instance, a mystical hatred of the idea of childhood. People would understand better the popular fury against witches, if they remembered that the malice most commonly attributed to them was preventing the birth of children. The Hebrew prophets were perpetually protesting against the Hebrew race relapsing into an idolatry that involved such a war against children.”
— GK Chesterton
"Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires....They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen."
— Romans 1: 24-25