A Plea For The Future Of Life
“Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number-
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you
Ye are many-they are few.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley
I’ve been away on holidays for the last 10 days, but the Canadian government and its soul mates south of the border have taken no vacation from their environment-bashing, clean-air-and-water-trashing, climate destabilizing agenda while I’ve been gone. Is it enough to make all of us rise up like lions after slumber, to protect a habitable planet for our children?
Here’s how Frances Crowe of Massachusetts responded to this ecological and moral crisis, with courage and outspokenness (from the Brattleforo Reformer):
A 92-year-old woman who was arrested for unlawful trespass at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant two days after Tropical Storm Irene caused massive damage in Windham County was arraigned in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division on Thursday.
When asked what her plea was to the charge, Frances Crowe, of Northampton, Mass., said “I plead for the future of life and all living things in New England.”
After being asked again by the judge what he plea was, she said “Not guilty.” Click here to read the full story on the Brattleboro Reformer’s Facebook page.
Frances, thanks for the inspiration, and for standing up for our children and their children!