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Cascadia Rising

The first Wild’s Reprisal Release. Jan 1st 2012.

 

A Fierce Green Fire Dying in Her Eyes 

A Fierce Green Fire In Her Dying Eyes is dedicated to Aldo Leopold. The lyrical content from this song is a reading from Leopold’s essay “Ecocentrism: The Land Ethic”. In this Essay Leopold discusses the importance of looking at ecosystems over a whole landscape and articulates what he refers to as the land ethic: “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” A moral statement that recognizes that any human endeavor that diminishes the natural environment is immoral. The basis for ecocentric thought.

Ecosophy T 

Ecosophy T is dedicated to Arne Naess. The lyrical content from this song is a reading from Naess’s essay “The Shallow and the Deep, Long Range Ecology Movements”. In this essay Neass contrasts “deep” ecology and “shallow” ecology. Quickly defined as shallow ecology is interested in conserving a resource for human benefit, where deep ecology recognizes the intrinsic value of all life to exist and be unencumbered by humanity.

Unpolluted, Uncontaminated, Undammed 

Unpolluted, Uncontaminated, Undammed is dedicated to George Sessions and Arne Naess. The lyrical content from this song is a reading of the “Basic Tenants of Deep Ecology” as articulated by Sessions and Naess. A reading of the full text of the tenants of deep ecology that have been summarized earlier. A sample of Satish Kumar explaining the meaning of Deep Ecology opens the song.

Transpersonal Ecology

Transpersonal Ecology is dedicated to Warwick Fox. The lyrical content from this song is a reading from Fox’s essay “Deep Ecology: A New Philosophy for Our Time?” In this essay, Fox discusses the need for Deep Ecology to become more preeminent in our society as the destruction of the natural word accelerates. 

Tragedy of the Commons

Tragedy of the Commons is dedicated to Garrett Hardin. The lyrical content from this song is a reading from Hardin’s essay “Tragedy of the Commons”. Hardin argues that because of the inherent ego and selfishness of humanity, any resource held in common will be exploited for individual gain to the detriment of the community as a whole.

Silent Spring (Rachel Carson)

Silent Spring is dedicated to Rachel Carson. The lyrical content from this song is a reading from her book “Silent Spring”. Rachel Carson published this book in 1962. This book is held as being extremely influential in bringing environmental issues to a national stage. The book discusses the impacts pesticides have on song birds and chronicles the dramatic drop in bird populations because of the poisons. The book in it’s entirety is not possible to post but HERE is information about Rachel Carson. 

 

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