27 April 2011

Van Jones, Mother Nature and... well, I

Mr Van Jones, who caused a blink on Simply Jews radar, surfaces again, this time throwing his unqualified support behind the Rights for Mother Nature. Since the Internet is choke-full of right wing responses, lead by this Fox article, I wasn't even able to find another point of view on the issue.

In short, Bolivia (don't say that good things don't come from Bolivia, please, I can name at least one other high quality thing), "will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country."

It's yet unclear to me how it will work in reality: e.g. will every bug, tree "and all other natural things" have legal representation? And how about some "natural things" that I, personally, try to kill on sight (sometimes using WMDs), such as roaches, ants etc? And, of course, as some incorrigible right-wingers ask, could we sue Mother Nature back for mayhem it causes from time to time?

Questions, questions. But meanwhile, being excited and inspired by the idea, I declare my personal decision on the subject, which applies only to my own self, of course. I, the undersigned, thereby recognize the rights of Mother Nature (MN further in this document) and various representatives of MN, such as (but not limited to) bugs, invertebrates, lizards, snakes, birds, flowers, bees, stones etc. As far as I am concerned, each and every such specimen is entitled to be represented by an attorney and has the right to remain silent while negotiations on the correct procedure for his/her/its introduction to my digestive tract are in progress.

There is only one non-negotiable stipulation: I am not going to participate in a dialog with any specimen of MN and its lawyer when accompanied by one of the restaurant violinists, origins of which I am unable to define here due to restrictions imposed by the rules of PC speech.

So there.


Dick Stanley said...

Indeed, each bug must have its advocate. We need more lawyers! Not.

These extreme environmentalists are determined to keep us all concentrating on our navels on this rock until the next comet/asteroid arrives to wipe us out. This rant courtesy of an advocate of space colonization, asteroid mining, etc. Solar panels, for instance, belong in orbit, not cluttering up the landscape alongside those silly windmills.

See Jerry Pournelle: http://amzn.to/fJnPZe

jams o donnell said...

No point in giving Mother Nature rights when she will be around when that last, final vestige of humanity has been eradicated!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Many Greens are very good in navel contemplation, though.

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