Listen: America, Amazon And Amazon River Basin discussed on Eyes on Conservation Podcast
"Rage. Cain fine where people say. We started as America but we started way before that all the way down to the tip tip of South America all the way up to last night edition as people have been hearing the surviving and they are thriving and so the. It's time to stand Dan as you all have been doing such a loving wonderful way and not just people as is clearly speaking to the fire. It's not just people coming for Mexico to America. Those welcome relatives. There is no borders. The borders are fall. There's support you hear south of the border down at the order. The border the border is not real and he only Kamov one another other relatives arm. Just stepped away from the protest to speak with Matia. See AMATA Dorsey from idle no more. SFA and the Brazil solidarity networks. I was really inspired by what you said. Because you were linking what's happening in the Amazon rainforest right now with the burning with what's happening with the crisis at the so called border to begin with. I think something that really slips by a lot of people's People's awareness is the fact that many of these people and many more people will be traveling North for water for clean water so that base is all of us in in one family. We all need water to live right and so when we think about all up and down the Americas what's happening to clean water and particularly in the Amazon right now with the fires that are happening. The the Amazon River Basin is enormous and contributes to so much of the freshwater for our planet and so much of the life for our our planet and so when we talk about indigenous people all up and down the continent. Indigenous people are defending life. And they're ear defending the sacredness of clean water clean land clean air and we have to keep that in mind when we you know. Sometimes it's easy to get lost in the horror of what's happening with these camps and to remember what caused all of that what causes all of these words is like uninhabitable homeland. And due to you know whether it's violence whether it's war whether it's lack of Water or anything to sustain the clocks that you need to grow for your family that all brings it back to environmental justice. We need to be looking at everyone and saying we're all being impacted by what's happening on our planet and this the people who are relatives that are coming here are the first ones to say. We have to leave our homes now because we can't live here and we here in in the North we. We haven't quite understood yet. I shouldn't say all of us because many of us do know what it means to not have clean water here in North America but a lot of the privilege people who live here do not understand what it means to not have access to clean water. I can only imagine what it would be. That would make make me take my family and move because I could no longer support them that I could no longer create a home for them that I would be like. I need to go elsewhere to this other place that is so dangerous and offer so many threads because here is obviously literally not an option. And I think when you talk about the California droughts I think about you know the people who even when we were in like water shortage and you know shorten your showers and don't leave the water running and all the things that we should be regularly doing. Even then people weren't doing it there is no there's like this cognitive dissonance because we don't understand that water is not forever. I mean she is. She is forever in a energetic spiritual way but she will not last forever. Yes you can only take so much and we have to remember that when we think about what is it. That's brought our relatives here. They had that water is gone. It's gone she has given up and she's has gone and so I like you use the word relatives because you know the the migrants. It's the people who are coming to hear our land They are. We're all part of the same family. It's true and yet there is. There remains a cognitive Disney. And they're a certain level of the action that when we see the news and we see with families being separated and children in teaches and yet there's not a sense of outrage. You know happening in the American Cultural Mindset Mindset and even today you know I would hope that this person has could have been even bigger. You know it's good that there's so many people here but where's the outrage. Do you know I would say for many people it's race. It's racism because if these were white children this would be a completely different situation. It would be completely different and that racism is spanning not just from like the white people but there are also people who are people of color whether they have come here and they've gone through a different channel to become citizens they have their feelings about it. It's like this disconnect from the humanity of who all of these people. Are you know you. You WanNA umbrella people into Oh illegal immigrants and forget that they're human beings they're human beings and it doesn't matter what color. Oh you are. And it's heartbreaking because we're seeing before our very is that you know we we as indigenous and black and all of color we. We know that racism is alive and well and like this just brings it so close to the surface that it's hard for many of us to engage with the people that we love who Who believe that this is the this is okay that there is nothing wrong with this because"