I am on a corner block
The neighbour behind me and to the northeast have removed all trees from their properties
The council removed a tree opposite me
It wasn’t in the way of anything –not even impinging on the footpath
After it was chopped three magpies stood by the stump
Their home gone
I am opposed to absolute ideologies (fascism) so I do not impose my ideas on others.
But I am tired of others imposing their views on me.
I am sick of people telling me to get rid of trees.
Trees are essential for the air and soil.
And essential for other life forms
Considering famous people like David Attenborough have been ignored I am not expecting anyone taking notice of me
I think that trees should have been listed as an endangered species a century ago
and a permit required to kill one.
Real-estate development removes millions of trees destroying the homes and food source of other life forms and effecting both the soil and air.
So instead of chopping down trees lets bring in harsher penalties for arsonists.
And build our homes in harmony with the environment.
Oops I forgot: People believe that cultures that live in harmony with the environment and don’t worship money are primitive and therefore inferior.
I no longer belong to “Trees for Life” because they have devolved into an impotent bureaucracy.
Not only do the multinationals rule the world they have the masses “brain washed”.
I have recorded a “Tree Meditation” it is paraphrased form MOTHER WIT by Diane Mariechild (Plant meditiation)
I wrote and published this sci fi short story a few years ago (under a different title) when the human population was only 7.4 billion:
(1st published 4th April 2017)
It is now almost 8 billion.
Our cultural norms; the Protestant Ethic and our “programming” to consume and support the multinationals are causing the extinction of all life.
Not a literary masterpiece intended as social satire and sympathetic magic
The clairvoyant Experiences of a Sceptic is not a literary masterpiece but a true story.
(My excuse is that
I majored in sociology not literature.)
I dont know the meaning of life:
nor understand the nature of reality:
I do know physical death is not the end.
And there are so many amazing stories omitted so as not to break client confidentiality.
The second part I wrote as therapy and had not intended to include.
It wasn’t included in the original l publication
( I started shaking when I tried to write about the abuse so it is badly written and a great deal omitted)