Even when I try to distract myself, the world is always barging in.
So I’m watching this grand little video about the rediscover, rebirth, of ancient Polynesian seafaring technology and navigational knowledge.
They are filming on the boat in the middle of the Pacific, here and there, no birds in any of the footage.
Then it occurs to me, the billions, if not trillions, of birds that got slaughtered during those voyages of discovery and the feathered hat craze of later generations.
The hundreds of islands that were once covered with wild habitat and birds that are now ghettoized remnants of colonial… and WWII… and Cold War days.
All those missing birds no longer plying the oceans.
But the real reason I bring it up, is to post the following comment in the documentary that stopped me cold.
Seems to me, to really sum up the greater problem in a nut shell.
Worth chewing on a bit.
Light at The Edge of The World - The Wayfinders hearthasnohierarchy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWp5MiiVR1k Starts at 25:00 (during Cap't Cook era >1774) 25:25 "We have this terrible coincidence, of this new religious idea, new religious ideology, coming in with these missionary's with the overt and explicit goal of eradicating everything that lies before them. "There's no interest in what lies before them, all before them is pagan, heathen, diabolical. To be destroyed. In fact, the very intensity with which it is seen as diabolical becomes mirror onto your own righteousness. And that was the whole dialectic with the missionary. So they just want to wipe it out."~~~~~~~~~~ And it seems that same stupid white man's arrogance and hubris remains alive and well and is simply continuing it's tradition of destroying every natural thing it touches. But, in this current round it's going to wind up eating us up in the bargain. So sad. We never learned a thing, did we. :- (