Canadian Oil Spills in North Dakota
Keystone Pipeline Leaks 383,000 Gallons of Oil in North Dakota
The spill in the northeastern part of the state, which occurred along a different stretch than the controversial XL…
Dakota Access Pipeline Leaks Start to Add Up | The Takeaway | WNYC Studios
A new report finds that the Dakota Access Pipeline leaked at least five times over the course of 2017, reflecting the…
Keystone pipeline shut after spilling 1.4 million litres of oil in North Dakota | CBC News
An estimated 1.4 million litres of oil have spilled from TC Energy Corp.'s Keystone crude pipeline in North Dakota…
We should go home. We don’t belong here. We have destroyed this land.
We have made life about money. We are a self-centred, violent culture who live our lives by dehumanizing other people.
Our goal is to compete with others over scarce resources. Why is my life more important than anyone else’s?
White people do not belong in North America. Why don’t we go back to where we came from?
I was born here. I did not have a choice about where I was born. I had no choice over who my parents were. I had no choice over the culture I was raised in.
I was born into a world where we were taught that we were making progress. It turns out that we are participating in the economic progress of a nation state. A nation state is a political system that has a monopoly on the use of violence and force within arbitrarily defined geographic borders. We work to pay off our debts by accumulating capital for corporations and contributing to the GDP of the nation state. When we pay off our debts, we can die. According to the religion of the state, we will have fulfilled our responsibility as citizens, and we will have achieved happiness.
Re-reading Weber, re-conceptualizing state-building: from neo-Weberian to post-Weberian approaches…
(2016). Re-reading Weber, re-conceptualizing state-building: from neo-Weberian to post-Weberian approaches to state…
The work that we do involves the selling and purchasing of goods and services. Personal property is a religious cult that we serve with our labour. We earn money by promising to give our time and labour to corporations. Corporations have legal personhood. They are more valuable than humans, because the measure of value is capital. Humans die, but corporations can continue indefinitely, if they are profitable and continue to grow. If you own capital, you have influence, status, and agency. We call this celebrity, wealth, and power. If you do not have capital, you are worthless. Therefore, a corporation is more valuable than a human being.
For the sake of celebrity, wealth, and power, we steal, kill, and destroy. We steal land and extract resources from the land, we kill the people who lived on this land for thousands of years, and we destroy all living things on the earth to create capital. We wage wars, destroy people’s homes, and starve them to death, over access to resources, so we can create more capital. We are participating, with our time and labour, in a cult of death.
Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization - Gardiner Museum
Kent Monkman's site specific installation entitled The Rise and Fall of Civilization references the near extinction of…
How can we fix this? How can we return what we have stolen? How can we bring back the dead? How can we repair the damage?
We need to return this land to the condition in which we found it. Then we can leave and go back to where we came from, back to the dust from which we came.
For dust we are, and to dust we shall return.
To bring life to the Earth, we must die.