courtesy the economist magazine, bob hunter, founder of greenpeace, died on may 2nd, aged 63.
he was inspired by a book 'rainbow warrior', about native american mystics who return to heal the world when it is sick.
and of course, the famous boat(s) of the same name, the flagships of the greenpeace fleet. one, i remember, was sunk by the french it when it was about to sail to protest their nuclear testing in the south pacific.
what a great name! a toast from a shadow warrior to a rainbow warrior; both of us celebrate the indigenous, the native, the autochthonic.
i was a registered green party member in california for several years. yes, i repeat that the New Left, the tree-hugging, whale-saving, earth-loving, feminist vegetarian types have a lot in common with the Hindu Right. the common foes are the destructive semitic ideologies of untrammeled greed.