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Blueprint for America's Vision and Fulfillment: Ecologic necessity - woe to them that destroy the earth

An Interfaith Call to Action on Earth Day, April 22, 2012 Honoring Our Mother Earth - we are called to be earth stewards

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The Blueprint for America's Vision and Fulfillment
by Robert Hieronimus

Earth Flag

When our "Mother" (Earth) has
had enough of our misbehavior

[Time for Planetary Regeneration]

Robert Hieronimus says:

There are ... powers at work within the United States that have debilitated its spirit. These forces dominate American culture today. We see these forces at work daily in the way we poison the earth, water, and air. We cannot continue this wholesale destruction of our nation and planet without the severe consequences we are just beginning to experience with ever-increasing natural disasters and weather changes.

How did we get the environment into this hellish predicament? It is a result of the old paradigm scenario, in which Mother Earth is conquered and dominated, just as the male species has dominated the female for the past few millenia. This belief system rejects the importance of Spirit and puts its full confidence in the ledger, in crass materialism, in the false god of Mammon.

But has man "conquered" nature? If he thinks he has, he had better prepare himself for what Mother Nature has in store. Nature will cleanse itself regardless of national boundaries and powerful governments. Nature will cleanse itself notwithstanding man's pride and greed and selfish rapacity.

This "Mamma" (Mother Earth) has every right -- and the concommitant power -- to correct her errant children with meaningful discipline. Yes, Mother Earth can spank us. She is a patient parent but ...

Let's not make her mad
In a biblical vein, John's Apocalypse foresees a day of wrath when the Maker will "destroy them which destroy the earth." (11:18)

Are Native people ahead of our affluent, modern EURO-civilization in this realm? See Kate Luckie prophecy.

The Aldo Leopold story. Aldo Leopold ranks with the great conservationists of all time. Along with the likes of John Muir, John James Audubon, Gifford Pinchot, Rachel Carson, each in their own way taught us to notice and value this one earth we have.

Let us 'moderns' shed ourselves of false civilisation and discover the native core within ourselves? (Archie Grey Owl)
Soon to be the most powerful scientific tool, Allen Hat Creek Telescope Array - (Eastern Shasta County)
RELATED to extra terrestrial investigation: some SETI Thoughts, Tom Paine

Jacob Needleman, writing in "The American Indian" (chapter six) of The American Soul
Our own modernity has lost its relationship to the wisdom tradition, the seeds of which were carried in the minds and hearts of those who first came to these shores from Europe but were forgotten in the material expansion and success of our empire. If we are seeking to re-mythologize America, it is to capture the last drifting seeds of this wisdom and re-plant them, as it were, in a soil -- our earth -- that is desperate to nourish them -- soon, now.

Oren Lyons ~ faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation
oren lyons, faith-keeper of the onandaga nation It seems to me that we are living in a time of prophecy, a time of definitions and decisions. We are the generation with the responsibilities and the option to choose the The Path of Life for the future of our children , or, the life and path which defies the Laws of Regeneration.

We can still alter our course. It is NOT too late. We still have options. We need the courage to change our values to the regeneration of our families, the life that surrounds us. Given this opportunity, we can raise ourselves. We must join hands with the rest of Creation and speak of Common Sense, Responsibility, Brotherhood, and PEACE. We must understand that The Law is the Seed and only as True Partners can we survive.

Although we are in different boats you in your boat and we in our canoe we share the same river of life.

"The environment isn't over here. The environment isn't over there. You are the environment."

"If you have a clean environment, you will have a healthy atmosphere. This will make you happy and your happiness will bring joy to your parents and it will affect the community, too. Then there will be peace of mind to one and all."

"The young generation can influence their elders and can make them understand the environmental problems that are faced by us today. The youth can make them see that our environment is deteriorating day by day."

...global warming is real. It is imminent. It is upon us. It's a lot closer than you think, and I don't think we're ready for what's coming. We're not instructing our people, we're not instructing our children, we're not preparing for what is coming. And it surely is coming. We've pulled the trigger, and there is nothing we can do now to stop it. The event is underway.

The chiefs, and I personally, feel that we have not passed the point of no return. Not yet, but we're approaching it. And the day when we do pass that point, there will be no boom, no sonic sound. It will be just like any other day.

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John McConnell's
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Robert Shepherd comments

Robert Shepherd My first exposure to the Earth Flag was via a wise, old "Cherokee" named Bishop Whitlock, an acquaintance of Ed Brennan. Whitlock was our pastor in his small but influential "cult" of Deliverance Pentecostalism. In a remote sort of way, Whitlock might have been called a contemporary medicine man, a visionary. Of course his message was all a gospel idiom, thoroughly biblical - American Bible-thumping gospel or 'holy roller' tradition. What follows is a brief overview from Congressman Waxman.

The first Earth Flag was created and copyrighted by John McConnell in preparation for the first Earth Day (also created by him) in San Francisco, in March 1970. The first Earth Day was primarily a Peace Day. Senator Gaylord Nelson was in San Francisco that same year planning the first major Environmental Summit for April 22. Nelson invited McConnell to join forces with him, but McConnell refused because he felt that March 20th, the Vernal Equinox that year, was the more appropriate Earth Day.

Later on, McConnell became active in the United Nations Earth Society Foundation where he met Margaret Mead who really made the Earth Flag the icon it has become. She literally carried it with her wherever she went.

After Ms. Mead's death in 1978, Ed Brennan, who was the president of the Earth Society Foundation, obtained a new copyright to the Earth Flag we use today. In 1995, Brennan (now an independent businessman) sought financial backing to expand the market for the flag. He was not successful, and the company he created fell on hard times.

Later in 1995, Henry Waxman acquired Brennan's copyright by a marketing agreement for flags made per McConnell's design, maintaining its availability. The 2x3 ft flag has a 15 inch diameter Earth image. The 3x5 ft flag is proportionately larger. The smaller flags are sized approximately. The blue shade is a "process" dark blue. Since 1995 were sold about about 1000 to 1200 flags per year. Most of the flags are 3x5 ft, with about 40% in the 2x3 ft size.

This flag was trademarked as The Authentic Earth Flag, but it is usually called The Earth Day Flag. However the copyright holder of the Authentic Earth Flag is not in charge of Earth Day.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was not involved in the copyright agreement because Apollo photos are in the public domain. Anyone can use the image itself. It is only a violation of the copyright if put on a flag. The copyright extends to any dark blue flag with a centered photo image of the earth, even in variations (of shades and sizes) that are not actually sold by the copyright holders.

Henry A. Waxman (Earth Flag Ltd.), Jun 1999

See the Tribal Buffalo issue, northern plains
See Remembering a Native American activist
See the Environmental Justice movement
See these Beautiful Outcasts : the Friends
See Kate Luckie: honor our Mother Earth
See (Living on Earth) honoring Elouise Cobell
See Hay Quaker (Earth in Balance) joyful friends

Earth is Our Only Home

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.

Rachel Carson

The produce of the earth is a gift from our gracious creator to the inhabitants, and to impoverish the earth to support outward greatness appears to be an injury to the succeeding age.
John Woolman

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

American destiny - Bob Hieronimus

Look inside - and find God there

Living Sacrifice

Ego death theory holds that the essence and origin of religion is the use
of visionary plants to routinely trigger the intense mystic altered state,
producing loose cognitive-association binding, which then produces an
experience of being controlled by frozen block-universe determinism
with a single, pre-existing, ever-existing future. [Michael Hoffman]

The white padres called it "pantheism"

(but it's more of a Nature Mysticism)

Ancient Nature Mysticism
~ the hoariest & humblest religion of man ~

estne dei sedes nisi terra, et pontus,
et aër, et coelum, et virtus
superos quid quærimus ultrà
iupiter est, quodcunque vides, quodcunque moveris


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Teddy Roosevelt

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.

[Teddy Roosevelt]


Al Gore

A "Father" to the modern "Climate Change" movement? Maybe not completely.

It was the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary with Al Gore giving a slide show, "An Inconvenient Truth," that catapulted him into winning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with fellow climate activists of the UN Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change.

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The world around us is filled with everything we need
if we are quiet and know how to listen, we will hear
the heartbeat - the rhythm - the whispered song.

Wakan Tanka
The Great Unseen

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