Posted by: r.m. | October 21, 2012

a questionnaire…

Amidst the US drones, amidst the ongoing and escalating talk of war and sanctions against Iran, amidst the growing war in Syria, amidst the horrific occupation of Palestine

Amidst the GMOs and Monsanto crimes against farmers

Amidst it all…

I share this questionnaire from Wendell Berry

[that picture: http://www.unartforpeace.org/e/2762 is from a child from Pakistan]
1. How much poison are you willing to eat for the success of the free market and global trade? Please name your preferred poisons. …
2. For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to do? Fill in the following blanks with the names of your favourite evils and acts of hatred.
3. What sacrifices are you prepared to make for culture and civilization? Please list the monuments, shrines, and works of art you would most willingly destroy.
4. In the name of patriotism and the flag, how much of our beloved land are you willing to desecrate? List in the following spaces the mountains, rivers, towns, farms you could most readily do without. 

5. State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes, the energy sources, the kinds of security, for which you would kill a child. Name, please, the children whom you would be willing to kill.

Art for Peace picture

that picture: http://www.unartforpeace.org/e/5581 is from a Palestinian child in Lebanon

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  2. This should really put things into perspective! I sometimes feel that we are an incredibly stupid species!


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