Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Monday, May 16, 2005

the killing of wisdom...

DS drew my attention to this piece of wisdom:
This we know. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. Chief Seattle, 1853.
And that reminded me of this one, which I have on a T-shirt:
Only when the last tree has died and the last river poisoned and the last fish been caught will you discover that money can not be eaten. 19th century Cree Indian saying.
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3 Comments:

Anonymous Kent said...

Not that it diminishes the meaning and eloquence of the words, but the first quote was actually written by a scriptwiter in 1971:

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/seattle.htm

May 16, 2005 10:10 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Bloody snopes! Why can't they just bugger off and leave perfectly good "quotes" alone. Next they'll run their beady little eyes over the New Testament and say "Jesus didn't say that." Where will it all end!

I hate you Kent. Hate you, hate you, hate you! (Just joking !!) :-)

Good work!

May 16, 2005 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Kent said...

oh, snopes are great :)

It was much more fun correcting my english teacher of this speech's proper origin back at school.

May 19, 2005 2:13 AM  

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