Hello and welcome to
Radio Against Global Ecocide
Coming to you from occupied Amiskwacîwâskahikan.
I am your Host Seymour Lyphe
And a special Hello to all those who battling Human Supremacists everyday!
Yes the immortal words of Country Joe and the Fish “And its 1,2,3, what are we fighting for?” but instead of a Vietnam protest song I thought it would be a great way to remind ourselves in the environmental community just what are we fighting for.
It is obvious to me that those who signed on to the Canadian Betrayed Forests Action (CBFA) forgot who they were fighting for; the Boreal Forest! Instead they sold it out to chipping and chopping blocks euphemistically called the Market.
It is ecosystems we are defending not industrial human systems, which destroy all they touch.
I think this picture says it best of all. It is those whose voice is not being heard that we must give our support. For their lives are as valuable if not more so to the planet than ours. In my interview with Derrick Jensen he asked what would the boreal forest that in and near the tar sands do if they had opposable thumbs and could move? It is the right of every sentient being to defend itself and it is the right other those love them to defend as well.
Last Valentines I went ot places I love and did most recording so I thought I would do it again. So today’s show it just of those voices I am talking about. As I sat there into the sedge grass with the skullcap, mint, hemp nettle, stinging nettle, hyssop, saskatoons, poplar, cotton woods, red spruce white spruce willows, mosquitoes, bees, flies, deer flies, horse flies, chickadees, flycatchers, red winged blackbirds, crows, ducks and yellow warblers, I am thinking who is going to defend these voices, these lives against industrial civilization?
I was doing some digging around and found this on the Canadian Government website talking about Forest Products;
Technology Road Map for Forest Operations in Canada written over 10 years ago and if you check the Fiber, Marketing and Sociopolitical sections a few things really stand out
- Much of it reads like the CBFA as far as the industry is concerned.
- “Log quality is declining, but higher prices for specialty products and increased competition for fibre are forcing the industry to maximize value recovery from each log.”
- “Volumes per unit area and tree sizes will be smaller, requiring equipment modifications to retain productivity.”
- “In light of declining timber availability, governments are encouraging value-added”
- “”Green labelling” represents a non-tariff trade barrier that may be of major importance to the Canadian forest industry. This essentially requires the certification that wood products are produced from trees harvested in sustainable managed forests.”
So what is the CBFA really; one big Value-Add. Backed by the people that are suppose to be supporting the forest not selling it off the block. It is also interesting to note that the Government of Canada recognized 14 years ago, that forests were becoming smaller in height and size and that the health of the trees was become worst and worst; noting the loss of soil.
This is what industrial human systems do. This is what human “capital management” does. It destroys period.
I was looking through Andrew Nikiforuk’s book Tar Sands Dirty oil and the Future of a Continent and I saw the name J. Howard Pew. It caught my eye because one of the so called ENGOs is the Pew Environment Group International Boreal Conservation Campaign, So I checked out this Pew and found out he started the Tar Sands industry with the first full scale mining and processnig of tar sands the company is now know as Suncor.
Pew told his audience at opening ceremonies for the Great Canadian Oil Sands plant that “No nation can long be secure in this atomic age unless it be amply supplied with petroleum… ”
I did more research which led to
- J.Howard Pew was a member of the American Liberty League
- Can Pew’s Charity be Trusted?
- Getting Sticky: Canada’s Elite Environmentalists and Tar
- Salmon Guy
Then I found this Offsetting Resistance and it starting to make sense. It reminds me of the Art of War;
“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”
-Sun Tzu, the Art of War
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