It’s a thing that tears at the heart indeed.
(via Karl Newbury)
“While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life:
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff makes her mark and has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world).
It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest.
More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.”
What moves me , what breaks my heart, what is making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect ANYTHING.
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