Evo Morales From Bolivia Is the First Head of State who Officially Acknowledges December 21, 2012
“According to the Mayan Calendar the 21st of December marks the end of the
time & the beginning of no-time.” ~ Evo Morales
Evo Morales – President of Bolivia at the UN General Assembly 67th Session ~ Sep 2012
(excerpt from an English translation of his speech)
Natural resources oil, gas, are they public or private?…My recommendation brothers & sisters is nationalized recovery of natural resources. Natural resources can not belong to the transnationals [corporations], they belong to the people of the world under state administration... We guaranteed basic services as basic human rights – they can not be in private hands – it is a task for the state. Light, water, electricity, communications – we nationalized them & turned them into human rights. It is so important for these basic services to be human rights…
I wish to invite you to an international meeting on 21st of December this year. An invitation to receive the new cycle, a cycle of harmony for mother earth. It would take too long to tell you about the knowledge of our indigenous brothers in Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, but we are issuing this invitation to hold a virtual debate and also in person on the following topics:
1. Global crisis of capitalism
2. Crisis of civilization – world government, capitalism, socialism, community,
culture of life.
3. Climate crisis – Relationship of the human being with nature
4. Energy – community energy – energy of change
5. Awareness of Mother Earth
6. Recovery of ancestral customs…, natural cosmic calendar,
7. Living well as a solution to the global crisis because we affirm once again
that to live better, we can only live better by not plundering our natural
resources. This is a profound debate that i would like to have with the rest of
8. Food sovereignty – security with food sovereignty
9. Integration, brotherhood, community, economy, complementarity, right to
communication, community learning, the new human being, a holistic approach, the end of patriarchy, self knowledge, awakening, and of course health – which is so important.
And I would like to say that according to the Mayan Calendar the 21st of December marks the end of the time and the beginning of no-time. It is the end of the Macha & the beginning of the Pacha. It is the end of selfishness & the of brotherhood. It is the end of individualism & the beginning of collectivism… the 21st of December this year.
The scientists know very well that this marks the end of an anthropocentric life and the beginning of a biocentric life. It is the end of hatred & the beginning of love. The end of lies & the beginning of truth. It is the end of sadness & the beginning of joy. It is the end of division & the beginning of unity. This is a theme to be developed, that is why… we invite you, those who bet on mankind, we invite those who want to share their instances for the good of mankind…
We have an obligation as delegates… we have to think about how to shoulder the responsibilities and this means… putting an end to powers – we are not at a time of continuing to praise the powers. We are at the time of people, at a time to free people, to constantly look for economic & social equality among all persons. This is the time to bring dignity to all inhabitants…
I wish to commend the statements which questioned interventionism, military bases & troops. There will only be social peace when we change these economic policies and put an end to military bases and interventionism. My respect goes to those who resist the military intervention of powers. That is not a solution, that is something we have learned. That is why we hope that these debates will serve to think about life & about humanity.
Excerpted from an English translation from the last 7 min of Bolivian
President Evo Morale’s speech. See full speech live on video here:
More Power To Him -
December 1, 2012, 3:16 am
This is the most refreshing thing to come from a head of state. May he be protected and his ideas on human rights and equality go from strength to strength and sweep across the world, bringing a new prosperity wherein the fundamental good in all people is given the proper opportunity to shine - and the greed driven destructive waste of the planet and its resources is brought to an end.
Thank you for posting Sierra.
Blessings - O
Love Your Input Ice22 ! And
December 1, 2012, 12:42 am
Love your input Ice22 ! and LOVE to see that wiki would have the
Unalienable Rights of Mother Earth
posted out into the world by Intent !!!!
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Thanks For Posting This, What
November 30, 2012, 11:50 pm
Thanks for posting this, what a great speech. Bolivia is leading the way in many areas and is the first country to enshrine in law the rights of the Earth.
The Law of the Rights of Mother Earth enumerates seven specific rights to which Mother Earth and her constituent life systems, including human communities, are entitled to (from Wikipedia):
To life: It is the right to the maintenance of the integrity of life systems and natural processes which sustain them, as well as the capacities and conditions for their renewal
To the Diversity of Life: It is the right to the preservation of the differentiation and variety of the beings that comprise Mother Earth, without being genetically altered, nor artificially modified in their structure, in such a manner that threatens their existence, functioning and future potential
To water: It is the right of the preservation of the quality and composition of water to sustain life systems and their protection with regards to contamination, for renewal of the life of Mother Earth and all its components
To clean air: It is the right of the preservation of the quality and composition of air to sustain life systems and their protection with regards to contamination, for renewal of the life of Mother Earth and all its components
To equilibrium: It is the right to maintenance or restoration of the inter-relation, interdependence, ability to complement and functionality of the components of Mother Earth, in a balanced manner for the continuation of its cycles and the renewal of its vital processes
To restoration: To Restoration: It is the right to the effective and opportune restoration of life systems affected by direct or indirect human activities
To live free of contamination: It is the right for preservation of Mother Earth and any of its components with regards to toxic and radioactive waste generated by human activities
Now, if only every country in the world would follow in establishing such simple legal guidelines for the protection of the Earth and all the beings residing here.