I was recently having a conversation with a friend regarding a Bible passage. The passage in question was in Genesis 22, where God is declaring the great blessings Abraham would receive in response to his great victory of faith and obedience. One translation renders one of these blessings as “…in you [Abraham] all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3, English Standard Version). My friend said something to the effect that maybe when God said “families,” he was not only thinking about all the human families of the world, but all the plant and animal families as well.
What is the song that the singer must sing?
That conversation sparked something in me. Some time ago, I dreamed a beautiful dream. My dream is for every plant and animal species on earth to have at least one human advocate, one human singer. For example, I consider Dame Jane Goodall to be an excellent advocate for chimpanzees and other great apes. I believe the world needs a few million more Jane Goodalls to advocate for other species. I’ll settle for a few thousand more at this point. I haven’t picked a species yet. Perhaps I should just to set an example. But what came to me recently was the idea of the responsibilities of such an advocate.
What is the song that the singer must sing? Article II, Section 3 of the U. S. Constitution says that the President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient;” This is the Constitutional basis for the annual State of the Union Address. I am telling you this to tell you that the advocate for a given species has the responsibility of giving from time to time information of the state of that species, and recommending to the consideration of the world such measures he or she deems necessary and expedient.
What is the song that the singer must sing? I would like each day of the year to be a day where the annual State of the Species address for at least one species. Unlike the State of the Union Address, which has become a bloated exercise in political pageantry, I would like the State of the Species address to be relatively succinct. Something like “Here’s where the species is thriving, here’s where the species is struggling, this is what’s causing the species to struggle, and here’s what the world could do about it.” I would like there to be a limited number of bullet points in each category, to ensure that the advocate focuses on what is truly essential.
What is the song that the singer must sing? I believe you get the idea. I realize this is a dream at this point. Of such I dream, my world! And yet, I consider it a beautiful dream. It is a little dream on the way to the bigger dream of a humanity that is no longer a reckless, adolescent, destructive race. I hope that when you see me, you will find me working on this dream.
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