When will the subtle emergency facing the earth and its ability to
support human life be visible enough to penetrate human dogma?
An American team of Earthship builders who build the most radical form
of sustainable housing available on the planet today went to France to
share thirty years of research and development with the people of
France in an effort to educate the local people on systems of living
that can curb global warming and at the very least make it possible
for humanity to survive longer in an uncertain future.
The building is as of this date almost finished and already hundreds
of local people in the small town of Ger are visiting the site on a
daily basis. School children are coming in groups every week to learn
about the sustainable systems. The project has been in the headlines
of local news papers four times since it was started in late April,
The US team, however ,was hauled off to the police station for ten
hours and the initiator of the project , Michael Reynolds, was
interrogated for fourteen hours and charged with criminal concealment
of work. He has been forced to pay $30,000 in taxes to the French
Government and has to go to French court on June 5th to face charges
and fines and possible jail sentencing. All of this for trying to
share methods of sustainable living with another country.
A fisherman sets out snare nets for tuna. The nets are specifically
for catching tuna. Sometimes a dolphin is caught in the tuna snare.
The fisherman has the sense to determine that even though his nets are
for tuna, he has snared a dolphin and rather than clubbing the dolphin
with the rest of the tuna and putting it on ice, he lets the dolphin
go free for a dolphin is not a tuna. If only the French government
could be so wise. It is this simple wisdom that is necessary to give
us a chance for a future on this planet.
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