Can anyone sensibly explain how on Earth a concept like safe water is a partisan argument? How has anyone allowed themselves to be convinced that removing common sense policies that protect our families is a good idea? To sacrifice access to clean water for the sake of a brief industrial surge creates nothing more than temporarily swollen Wall Street numbers - followed by generations of compromised water quality.
Since some humans currently seem to be confused by the concept of self-preservation, allow us to channel the mighty turtle. Many Native American cultures - including the Iroquois & Lenape - embrace her as a real-world representation of Mother Earth, a reminder to honor her for all that she gives us. They have passed down the tale of the Cosmic Turtle for many generations, telling of how she gently carries the world upon her back as she lumbers through the universe. She is an enduring symbol of persistence and endurance, and thought to be the balance of opposing principles. Could there be a more appropriate Spirit Animal for these weird, savage times than the turtle?
Clean water is a right, not a privilege. Stay human, stay kind, keep evolving. #RespectOurMother