Eco-communities as a social vision

Eco-communities as a social vision
Egalitarian and ecological communities, like the pictured East Wind (, are very close to our vision of an ecological society

23 November, 2010

"Ark of Suffering" by Tourniquet, album: Stop the Bleeding (1990)

You think it's alright to destroy God's creation
They don't have a voice so who cares how we're treating them here
If you read His word you should know that he blessed them
I know your defense is to say "God said dominate them"

Do you think dominate means to kill just for sport
Wear the fur from their backs
Train them for circus acts
Take our pets to be gassed once their "cute" age is passed

Don't you see in their eyes how they trust us
But man in his sin turns that trust into horrible pain
When God says to man give account of your life's work
We must be prepared to reply "Your creation I loved"

Locked behind steel cage
Forced to take drugs we've made
Cut them up just to show
What we already know

Before they die...
Who will hear them cry

We read in wikipedia about this song:

"Ark of Suffering" is a song, widely known for its stance on animal abuse and the music video which contained graphic material on the subject.

"Ark of Suffering" is about man's responsibility for taking care of animals. The song takes a Biblical point of view on the subject, implying how God has given man the right to dominate the creatures in the world, but has to answer for his wrongings for God. The lyrics point out several examples of animal abuse such as canned hunts, raising them to only to be made for fur and leather coats, circus training, taking animals as pets and abandoning them once they are no longer young, laboratory tests, locking in cages in meat houses, and cutting them for educational purposes.

According to the liner notes of the album, Ted Kirkpatrick felt strongly about the subject, and has written: "How could I convey my anger and sadness over the horrific world of animal abuse? writing "Ark of Suffering" was a very cathartic experience for me. I know it has opened many people's eyes to a part of our world that very few people get to see, much less want to see."
You can hear and see it in youtube

03 November, 2010

"Save the Planet" by White Skull, Album: I won't burn alone (1995)

Look at the sky now can your richness buy it all ?
There's no price you can state or politicians to pay
No million dollars spent
And I raise my head and
Look for happiness but

I can't start I can't stop
I can't go I can't walk
War is all around.

You see you're living in wellness and freedom now
But you think at once it will change
All around leaving you astray
And you raise your head and
Look for happiness but

I can't start I can't stop
I can't go I can't walk
War is all around.

"planet earth is calling all of us
Have you ever heard her pray ?
We will be living through ruins
We won't survive ".

You think it's all dirty and nothing means
So you cry something and try to find a new reality
I know I know your fears
You got you got your tears
But i've got an illusion 'cause i wanna
Reach the sky and
Get real high.

Time slowly pass by and it's all the same
The rich get rich the poor get poor and that's the way
I know iknow your fears
You got you got your tears
But i've got an illusion 'cause i wanna
Reach that blue sky
And get real high
Whatcha feel today

First it appeared in their demo "Save the planet" in 1994. Its about the awareness that we must not feel safe in our today wealth, because it is based on nature's exploitation, and quickly we'll face poverty and devastation.

You can hear this song in youtube