Why do we tolerate this?
My next door neighbor sold her home to someone whose first
action is to plan on cutting down three beautiful, ancient trees on ‘her’
Why do we allow people to ‘own’ property in this country? Of
course, another one of those obviously answered questions.
Of course, if the colonizing of this country did not grow
from “ownership”, how else were whites to take over and make this “their”
country for white people?
How else were men to take over womyn? Rich people taking
over poor people? White people enslaving Black people, Brown people, Asian
And how else were men going to justify the exploitation and
destruction of the Mother Earth, unless she was their “property”?
Now, on this small, individual minute level, this new owner is going to eliminate the life
of three trees that for decades at least, have been home to many birds and
small animals, insects, providing shade and oxygen, anchoring and nourishing the
soil and air around them – for what?
Because she is wealthy and she can do it.
So I have to call & write her, organize a petition, call
the city, maybe even picket her San Francisco business.
Is THIS how I want to spend my precious time? No, but there I
go, but for the squeaky wheel…