Kogi view on fracking

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From the Heart of the World by Alan Ereira, the divination of The Mamas page 195 ISBN 0-224-02908-8 published 1990

From the beginning in Colombia
everything, everything remained as it always was
among us,
the native people;
the same belief,
the same mask,
the same dance.
Everything well organised,
in order,
a terrace for every animal.

Younger Brother was permitted to be in other places,
other countries.
There was a dividing line, the sea.

He said, ‘Younger Brother that side,
Elder Brother this side.
You cannot cross it.’
Because this Colombia was the heart of the world,
of the whole universe.

But Younger Brother came from another country
and immediately he saw gold
and immediately he began to rob.
There were golden images,
golden oracles.
The Mama prophesied with golden bowls,
he had a golden tuma,
he had everything
and Younger Brother took it all to another country.

Now the Mama grows sad,
he feels weak.
He says that the earth is decaying.
The earth is losing its strength
because they have taken away much petrol,
coal,
many minerals.

A human being has much liquid inside.
If the liquid dries up we fall with weakness.
The same thing can happen to the earth,
weakness makes you fall,
weakness.

So the earth today catches diseases of all kinds.
The animals die.
The trees dry up.
People fall ill.
Many illnesses will appear,
and there will be no cure for them.
Why?

Because Younger Brother is among us,
Younger Brother is violating
the basic foundation of the world’s law.
A total violation.
Robbing.
Ransacking.
Building highways,
extracting petrol,
minerals.

We tell you,
we the people of this place,
Logo,
Asario,
Arhuaco:
that is a violation.

So the Mamas say,
‘Please BBC
no one else should come here,
no more ransacking
because the earth wants to collapse,
the earth grows weak,
we must protect it,
we must respect it,
because he does not respect the earth,
because he does not respect it.’

Younger Brother thinks,
‘Yes! Here I am! I know about the universe!’
But this knowing is learning to destroy the world,
to destroy everything,
all humanity.

The earth feels.
They take out petrol,
it feels pain there.
So the earth sends out sickness.
There will be many medicines,
drugs,
but in the end the drugs will not be of any use,
neither will the medicine be of any use.

The Mamas say that this tale must be learnt
by the Younger Brother.

(circa 1989)

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About Andrew Dettman

Counsellor, poet, cabbie, diction worker. Ministrant.
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