entreversity writes: Now we are engaged in a great war on the biosphere, testing whether the human race can long endure as we know it. See Entrepreneurship as if the climate mattered. Although entrepreneurs must take a great share of the responsibility for global warming, they are also agents of change who may help to turn the situation around. Entrepreneurs are the ones who can seize the opportunity toward climate-resilient pathways. This is an excellent article that shows how social justice and the environment are interlinked. What entrepreneurs understand is the opportunity space. These are decision points and pathways that can lead to possible futures and venture ideas that have different levels of risk and resilience. Entrepreneurs take advantage of these pathways and routes to market where people act or fail to act, or they manage or fail to manage risk related to the planet’s evolution.
This is an excellent article that shows how social justice and the environment are interlinked.
View source article at The War on Indigenous People is a War on the Biosphere Itself
“Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.”
– E.O. Wilson
“The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherein a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in line with drugs, television, and armed force.”
– Michael Parenti, Against Empire
The assault on indigenous peoples is a war on the biosphere itself. The ruling class in Brazil, as in every other colonized region of the planet, see their existence as an obstacle and nuisance to their wealth accumulation. That they will sit behind gilded gates atop a mountain of rotting corpses and fossilized species is of no concern to them. Greed is their drug and their god. They will exploit everything, from the Arctic to the Amazon, with no limits. And angry skies, heatwaves, floods, droughts and a rapidly changing climate system will not convince them of their madness. They will use demoralization, distraction and, when that fails, violence to suppress dissent and continue their status quo destruction. But their remorseless pillage will not proceed without a fight. Indigenous people, especially indigenous women, are rising up against it. Their courage should inspire us because this should be understood as a war that we will all be swept up into whether we like it or not. The question is, will we choose the right side.
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