It’s a popular saying among us climate activists. And no matter how you fill in the blank it’s true, because there’s no anything on a dead planet.
And yet, as unthinkable and unacceptable as it is for us humans in the rich industrialized world to keep on this deadly path of killing the physical biosphere, we must also never stop fighting for human rights; basic justice and equity. The erosion of human rights in recent times is only shocking to those of us who have never before really experienced a loss of our rights.
If we kill the biosphere, we lose our physical lives. If we continue to allow human rights to be taken away, we lose our souls. A culture where people have lost their souls is a dead culture. There’s no NOTHING in a dead culture. Colonizer culture is a dead culture.