Time for progress,
that doesn’t include you.
Do you mind telling the land,
that we are killing it too?
You see, its nothing personal,
you may even make a little money in time.
It’s hard to look merciful
when you sit there and cry.
These tears I shed are not for me.
A water you do not control
These tears I shed are for we.
A vision of what we are to behold.
“Pack yo’ shit” ~ Prose by Brother John the unspoken son
Hey there chief, ’bout time to be movin’ on, don’t ya think? You stand in the way of a supreme authority. Wipe your tears and proceed northeast. I give you credit for lastin’ this long though. You’ve done your ancestors proud homes, but you’ve you had your fun and its done. Time to live in a city with the rest of the bums.
Recently Brazilian leadership moved forward on plans to develop a large and costly dam that would do an immense amount of damage to the local population and ecosystems along the Xingu River. A judge has recently put a stop order in the matter protecting these lands and people for a short time longer, an appeal is likely and the future still unknown. As with all things the use of dams has two sides of an argument. I speak to this moment and ask this, once we see the impacts to life from an engineering conquest can we accept the priority of life and adapt our conquest?