Another thing that is happening is that we are not getting the truth. This is "the Era of Disinformation." Let me tell you a true story about a Cree Indian who came down to a city for the first time, to a courtroom, and sat in the witness chair and was asked, "Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?" And his answer, according to the interpreter, was: "I can't tell the truth; I can only say what I know." That is so beautiful. It has something in it that we, including environmentalists, lack an awful lot of: it has humility. It's true for all of us, because we don't know the truth.


David R. Brower