Eco-communities as a social vision

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

15 October, 2021

"Mother nature" by Angelique Kidjo (feat. Sting), album "Mother Nature" (2021)

 


Don't ever let them hurt you in anyway

Oh never let them steal and take the best of you
Keep building cities from the ground
We're rising with the waves
Don't ever let them hurt you in anyway
Oh never let them steal and take the best of you
Keep building cities from the ground
We're rising with the waves
Mother nature has a way of warning us
A time bomb set on a lost count down
Do you hear will you stop it
Won't you listen
Aminssiamn nin va mian lébé nin hihé a min
Aminssiamin ké lé ayin ghan ya djia édo la noussi lo
Each one of us needs one of us
We need each other
We need each other now
We need each other now
Each one of us needs one of us
We need each other
Don't ever let down hurt you in anyway
Oh never let them steal and take the best of you
Keep building cities from the ground
We're rising with the waves
Mother nature has a way of warning us
A time bomb set on a lost count down
Will you find will you stop it
Won't you listen
We need each other now
We need each other now
Each one of us needs one of us
We need each other
Aminssiamn nin va mian lébé nin hihé a min
Aminssiamin ké lé ayin ghan ya djia édo la noussi lo
I know we are humans
But why can't we use gift she has given us
Mother nature has a way of warning us
A time bomb set on a lost count down
Do you hear it will you stop it
Won't you listen


30 April, 2021

"Amazonia" by Gojira, album "Fortitude" (2021)



Incite a riot, put yourself in a trance

You rotate the frame in a world you rely on

A scar, a line has been drawn in the sand

Behold the life, the boundaries fools will crush


The greatest miracle

Is burning to the ground


Onto the next stage of the plan

Mourn the witness of the wind

A handful of thunder

Will rise one last time


There's fire in the sky

You're in the Amazon

The greatest miracle

Is burning to the ground


Godly Amazonia

Bloody Amazonia

Mighty Amazonia

Killing Amazonia

A song about the destruction of Amazon rainforest and indigenous tribes.The band established a month-long fundraiser for Brazilian indigenous rights charity Articulation of Indigenous People of Brazil (APIB).


31 March, 2021

"Age of Machine" by Greta Van Fleet, album "The Battle at Garden's Gate" (2021)



Perfect child

Plugged in since the womb
Prophet of the dune
In this electric tomb
Man has made
An omnipresent force
Heading on a course
For interstellar shores
God machine
Malfunctioned as it grew
And the circuits blew
Falling down on you
Now you're free
Unplug from the source
No more underscores
Open up the doors
Feeling
Oh god, the feeling
We need some healing
We need some healing
God knows if you feel defeated
You have been cheated
You have retreated
Feeling
Oh god, the feeling
We need some healing
We need some healing
God knows if you feel defeated
You have been cheated
You have retreated

Destroying the environment is also a destruction of culture and ourselves, either physically or mentally, our inner selves, reducing us to bare lives or living machines.


20 January, 2021

"The Disease of the Dancing Cats" by Bush, album "The Science of Things" (1999)



 Infested, polluted

Eighty tons of mercury dumped in the bay
It's bleeding, there's no roof
That's no way to treat a good friend
Your whiskey talks louder
Than most things I've read you've said
In situ, in place now
Sit back, unwind and relax
Big cheese is all greed
It's all relative to what you need and
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday, here's your nerve gas
All the fishermen and their families
All sickly crumbling cerebellum
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like they're back on the street again
Mistrusted, disrupted
Rape land and kill good habitat
A world weary, a world broken
A world spent and money money money money
Injected, transmitted
Eighty tons of mercury dumped in the bay
It's breathing
It puts the dog in the basket
All the fishermen and their families
All sickly growing sentimental
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like 
they're back on the street again
All the fishermen and their families
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like they're back on the street again
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like, looks like, looks like, yeah
Invaded, downgraded
Your bile lands right on my head
Uncalled for, unwanted
My sinking zero tolerance
All the fishermen and their families
All sickly crumbling cerebellum
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like they're back on the street again
All the fishermen and their families
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like they're back on the street again
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like it's a street again

a song about the Minamata mercury poisoning Disaster in Japan


06 December, 2019

"Bleeding Earth" by Grimaze, album "Planet Grimaze" (2018)


Ashamed of my own kind 
Before the mountain I'm kneeling  
To ask forgiveness 
For all the wounds 
For all the reckless actions 
Why can’t we see
All the tears gathered in the oceans 
And this bleeding Earth 
We're leaving 
For the future children

All this sacred life 
Fading away 
Why are we taking 
Much more than we give 

Close your eyes now
Once more choose blindness
Before the answers
Destroying all
That’s real and breathing 
Sometimes I dream 
Of vicious fire pouring from the stars 
And I feel relieved
To see this madness 
Coming to an end 

All this sacred life 
Fading away 
Where will we go 
When nothing remains

Low we've fallen 
But I can only change myself 
No way out of this 
So I call for waves  
To come wash us away 
I wanna see it all crumble 
Nothing of this world  
Can harm me 
Cause what is real 
Can never be killed

Extreme metal from Bulgaria

05 June, 2019

"Is This the Life We Really Want?" By Roger Waters (2017)



The goose has gotten fat On caviar in fancy bars And subprime loans And broken homes Is this the life, the holy grail? It's not enough that we succeed We still need others to fail Fear, fear drives the mills of modern man Fear keeps us all in line Fear of all those foreigners Fear of all their crimes Is this the life we really want? (want, want, want, want) It surely must be so For this is a democracy and what we all say goes And every time a student is run over by a tank And every time a pirate's dog is forced to walk the plank Every time a Russian bride is advertised for sale And every time a journalist is left to rot in jail Every time a young girl's life is casually spent And every time a nincompoop becomes the president Every time somebody dies reaching for their keys And every time that Greenland falls in the fucking sea is because All of us, the blacks and whites Chicanos, Asians, every type of ethnic group Even folks from Guadeloupe, the old, the young Toothless hags, super models, actors, fags, bleeding hearts Football stars, men in bars, washerwomen, tailors, tarts Grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts Friends, relations, homeless tramps Clerics, truckers, cleaning ladies Ants, maybe not ants Why not ants? Well because it's true The ants don't have enough IQ to differentiate between The pain that other people feel And well, for instance, cutting leaves Or crawling across windowsills in search of open treacle tins So, like the ants, are we just dumb? Is that why we don't feel or see? Or are we all just numbed out on reality TV? So, every time the curtain falls Every time the curtain falls on some forgotten life It is because we all stood by, silent and indifferent It's normal

For the World Environmental Day

10 May, 2019

"Beka Yalo" by Dark Morph (2019)




Sigur Rós' Jónsi, with Swedish composer Carl Michael von Hausswolff created the duo Dark Morph having ispiration by the environmental crisis. They sailed Pacific ocean and Fiji islands with environmental research missions collecting souds of animals like whales, dolphins, bats, herons etc in order to use them to their upcoming compisitions.

A very interesting example is the new released instumental song Beka Yalo where we can hear some animal sounds and also emergency sirens of cities that sound distrorted as they were under water, besause of climate change impacts.

You can read more HERE

25 March, 2018

"Tears Of Nature" by Insania, album: Sunrise in Riverland (2001)


Inner feelings: Anger in vain. I can't take anymore. No one needs to tell me what I'm fighting for. From thunder to sunshine, From sunset 'til dawn, What the hell is going on? Is this world about to lose control? [Bridge:] At least I know that I've been trying. But still our paradise is dying. And i've seen it so many times, mankind must be blind. Destroying and killing the nature in pain. Was my tears for them in vain? -tell me no!!! Still pollutions pond and dust: Nature bleeds everywhere. Why ain't mankind smart enough to feel my fear? My voice is the thunder, my breath is the wind, my tears are falling as rain. Why ain't mankind smart enough to feel the same? [Bridge:] At least I know that I've been trying. But still our paradise is dying. [Rep. Chorus] "Why do we have to destroy what God and the nature have given. Why do we have to destroy what was meant to be our paradise. I thought mankind was smart enough to understand that we were brought into this world for one reason: To rule the earth and to be the head of a body called " nature". Maybe the storms, the great fires and the earthquakes are just another way to punish us. And I believe - That's just what we deserve!"

15 February, 2018

"Paradise (What about us)" by Within Temptation, album: Hydra (2014)


There's no sense The fire burns When wisdom fails, it changes all The wheel embodies all that keeps on turning Blood red skies, I feel so cold No innocence, we play our role The wheel embodies all, where are we going? All in all you'd expect the wise to be wiser Fallen from grace all and all I guess We should have known better 'cause [Chorus:] What about us, Isn't it enough? No we're not in paradise This is who we are This is what we've got No, it's not our paradise But it's all we want And it's all that we're fighting for Though it's not paradise You and us Or I and them There comes a time To take a stand The wheel is watching all that keeps on burning The venom works It's like a curse A Trojan horse When will we learn The wheel embodies all that keeps returning All in all you'd expect the wise to be wiser Fallen from grace all and all I guess We should have known better 'cause... [Chorus:] What about us, Isn't it enough? No we're not in paradise This is who we are This is what we've got No, it's not our paradise But it's all we want And it's all that we're fighting for What about us, Isn't it enough? No we're not in paradise This is who we are This is what we've got No, it's not our paradise But it's all we want And it's all that we're fighting for But it's not paradise What about us, what about us, what about us, isn't it enough?

The song seems to refer to the unwise human actions that brings destruction of nature and unhappiness and distress to them. The video clip supports such an interpretetion, as we read in wikipedia:

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in consequence of a nuclear war, two people are seen in heavy protective gear walking through various parts of a ruined civilization, searching for what appears to be parts of a machine. Once the parts are found, they eventually drag the pieces up a sandy slope, where they activate a bigger machine by assembling the smaller parts, sending a big beam of light to the skies causing rain to fall. As the wasteland begins to show some signs of life, the two characters remove their headgear, and are revealed to be two young girls.



Some time later, a rich jungle is seen as Tarja and Sharon, implied to be the girls grown up, sing on the same sandy slope. They leave and the red light on the machine goes out, alluding to something unknown.

16 January, 2018

"Time Is Ticking Out" by Cranberries, album: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2001)


We better think about the things we say
We better think about the games we play
The world went round, yeah, around and round
We better think about the consequences
We better think about the global census
If time went down, yeah, if time went down
What about Chernobyl
What about radiation
We don't know, we don't know
What about deprivation, gluttony, the human nation
We don't know, we don't know
For me love is all
Time is ticking out
Looks like we've screwed up the ozone layer
I wonder if the politicians care
The dime went down, yeah, if time went down
What about our children then
Is there nothing left for them
We don't know, we don't know
For me love is all
I need the oxygen, I need the oxygen
For me love is all
To do do do
Time is ticking out yeah time is ticking out

as a tribute for the loss of this great singer, a warning about the consequences of human destructive actions towards environment.