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Diary    H4'ed 8/25/19

The Wisdom of Green Frog Skins

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How are the fires in the Brazilian Amazon, AOC, the demise of the electric trolley system in Los Angeles, Trump and green frog skins related?


Capitalism, just by its very nature, denies responsibility and shuns care. It is an organism that thrives on acquisition, exploitation and consumption. Without AEC it withers and dies. Capitalism is an engine that constantly requires feeding -- there is no such thing as benign Capitalism (as we practice it).

The fires in Brazil, started and nurtured by Capitalists, and Donald Trump represent the inevitable end stage of Capitalism (as we practice it). They both are cancers that have metastasized and are growing in plain sight -- no longer hidden in the body Capitalist (as we know it).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is the inevitable despised figure. The hated voice in the wilderness. The bringer of mirrors. The neighbor that has watched as you have set your house on fire and refuses to let you lie to the insurance company. Her voice is the ghostly clang, clang, clang from the LA electric trolley charnel house. You hate her because she knows you.

John (fire) Lame Deer was a Lakota. He wrote a book about the Lakota (Sioux) experience. In the book he makes reference to dollar bills -- calling them "green frog skins." Native peoples only point of reference was nature -- everything emanated from it and returned to it -- we killed them, laughed at them, ridiculed them, denied them. As Trump howls and the rain forest burns a drum beat comes gently, slowly from the Black Hills, the Outback, Canyon de Chelly, Pu'u Loa...

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