Regarding a recent letter-writers statement about oil being our lifes blood, I would like to add this comment. The use of the words lifes blood when speaking about the importance of oil is but one example of how far we have come in forgetting the true power behind words.
The truth in words has been disguised, made into a jargon, a sales pitch, to suit the profiteering of the business world, manipulating the feelings of the public into believing something that is neither real nor true, in hopes of making a sale, distracting from what is real. Oil is about sustaining the economic foundations and functions of the world.
Life style and lifes blood each contain two very different forces. It may be appropriate to say that lifestyle have become more important that lives these days.
It is clean water that is truly our lifes blood. It is blood that pumps through our veins, not oil. And blood is predominately water.
Water is the most precious, life-promoting, life-preserving, life-protecting resource on Earth. It is a commons, and needed by every living life imaginable, and it is, in truth, the only liquid that deserves the right to be called lifes blood. Life in the womb grows in water, not in oil, and life needs water to continue to live. At the bottom line, it is water that needs protecting for all life, not oil.
Remember to recognize the feelings of life giving, or Life taking, power behind a word, or words, so as individuals, and a society, we can refuse to give our own life force to the many words for forget. Water, the most important resource for the function of remembering, is our lifes blood.