Thursday, 8 October 2015
THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER - SURELY WE CAN - AND WE MUST - FIND A BETTER WAY TO TREAT HER AS HER RESPECTFUL & LOVING CHILDREN!
THIS (above) is how All over Guyana's interior SHOULD look for now & forevermore!
The Export of Gold generates the single largest foreign exchange earner (dwarfing ALL others) for the Republic of Guyana in South America, but the current way the Gold is being extracted is leaving a destroyed 'moonscape' at various locations all over the country where spiritually dead/diseased men with the same insatiable GREED for Gold that Columbus and the first Europeans exhibited 523 years ago - continues to be callously displayed TO THIS DAY!
I have said enough in just one opening paragraph, let these photos I took myself near the blessed Kaieteur Valley 3 weeks ago give you the PROOF that what I say is TRUE!
HOWEVER, this below - is what you will see (as thousands of tourists do each year) when you leave the pristine beauty of Kaieteur above - and head back to the capital city of Georgetown, these ruined ex-mining landscapes that stand out from the jungle green below are literally in the HUNDREDS just on our flight path alone....what about the REST of Guyana we do not see?
Just for the historical record, the native Amerindians were collecting raw Gold in Guyana for THOUSANDS of years, why even the famous English seafarer & scoundrel 'Sir Francis Drake' recorded in the 1500's that he obtained a statue of a Harpy Eagle made by Amerindians in Guyana of pure raw gold that weighed 14 POUNDS! Yet, no such destruction of the landscape was the result of the indigenous Gold extraction...it is OBVIOUS to me that Guyana needs to return to the ONLY sustainable and Environmentally friendly method of Gold extraction that has EVER worked in the country - and DO IT THE WAY THE AMERINDIANS DID before so-called 'civilized' IDIOTS began to do it the 'modern' and destructively environmentally unfriendly & unsustainable way!