Quotation by Barbara Ehrenreich

Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record—Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages—you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?
Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. First published in Mother Jones (1988). "The Great Syringe Tide," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).
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