I had plans to write in depth about danger pipelines pose to our nation’s water supply, and the under-handed methods the pipeline companies are using to get the land on which the pipelines will be laid. This topic was top of mind yesterday I because I attended a rally at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPWC), where Energy Transfer Partners CEO was attending the TPWC’s board meeting.
Let that sink in. The man behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, 2 pipelines in West Texas, and a pipeline in S Ga/N Fla (where it traverses aquifers), is also a board member on the TWPC. Insane.
I also worked today, and I’m getting ready to move into my new house. But I got some really bad news from back home, and I really can’t concentrate long enough to string sentences together.
I think we forget we’re human sometimes. We forget that no matter how well we plan, no matter the contingency plans we put in place for unexpected events, things are still going to happen that will knock us off our paths. It’s important to remember that this is true for everyone; it is part of the human condition. Being kind and open means looking past someone’s grating behavior or just plain meanness and remembering that we can’t always know what’s driving that behavior. Love is love is love means showing kindness even in the face of bad behavior. Love each other y’all.
I’m a little bummed I’m not writing on my intended topic. Instead, I’ll leave you with a video. Hopefully I’ll be in be in better shape to write tomorrow.
This video is of the resistance to the Dakota Pipeline being built by Energy Transfer Partners in North Dakota. These people came to pray at this place, because it’s a burial site, and the law enforcement officers who are protecting ETP workers did this to them. I keep sharing the news because the mainstream media isn’t showing it.
And the crazy thing is that this same company has been taking land from farmers and claiming sacred places as theirs in Texas and in the Southeast.