Thursday, March 30, 2017

Social Pollution

"In this cultural system the destruction of environment goes hand in hand with forms of social pollution represented, for instance, by growing unemployment, dependence of vast human masses on a few centres of power for basic human needs like food and water, the exploitation and degradation of the poor, especially women and children, within a broad and deep commercialization of life, intense human suffering from a sense of loneliness and meaninglessness as people are increasingly cut off from quiet communication with nature, as their mutual relationships become deadened and mechanized, as their native and necessary feel for poetry and mystery are eroded by shallow pragmatism or sheer greed."

Samuel Rayan, 1994; Ecotheology: Voices from South and North

(photography by tiwago)

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