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Catch-22 (Snatch-22)

The Earth – Patriarchal Man’s Toy

The Earth has been dying since patriarchal man became its master.

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The Patriarchy is a male dominated society which objectifies the “other” – women, BIPOC, minorities, animals, plants, resources, the environment, our Mother, the Earth.

An object is a possession – a toy you are free to use, abuse, or destroy as you please. And if the toy gets broken, why you just get a new one!

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The Patriarchy is a “slave” society which produces grown men who are narcissistic egomaniacs, raised as irresponsible, spoiled 3-year-olds: A child who drops his used underwear on the floor, leaves his dirty dishes for others to wash, walks over the clean floor with his muddy shoes.

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There has ALWAYS been someone there to clean-up the patriarchal man’s messes for him, to assure him it’s not his fault, to get him a new toy – everything has always been someone else’s problem.

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So, patriarchal man is comfortable making a mess of the environment – someone else’s problem. And if the Earth is destroyed, he believes, just as in the past, and as with all his other toys, someone will get him a new planet to play with.

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Allowing patriarchal man dominion over the Earth is like giving a wife abuser dominion over a battered woman’s shelter.