Excerpts from a lecture given on 7/3/91 at Women’s Camp in Espanola, NM
Americans are very unique people. Normally they are a mess, but when they face a message they get together very fast. This is a very unique character of Americans. Why? We are from everywhere and we are from nowhere. We love our liberty, our sovereignty, and our land very much. Therefore, we freely pollute it left and right. We are messing around faster than anything. We think it is our birthright. But now we are becoming conscious that we should leave something for tomorrow.
All the wealth of America will only be available in zoos and in museums. What we have done to this land in two hundred years, God bless us. If we would have been wise to start with, we would have had at least twenty thousand years safe, clear and enjoyable. We have polluted our rivers, polluted our mountains, depleted our forests, and polluted our beaches. We have the smoggiest cities. We take lot of vitamins that we can't digest. We eat a lot of food which we cannot poop. We drink water which gives us sickness, and we have done it all in two centuries.
I hope and pray you will be conscious, protect the Earth, Mother Earth, and that you will teach your children certain do's and don'ts to save tomorrow.
©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan