The title of this post is not a mere hashtag, metaphor, or hyperbole. It is a simple stated fact of human existence, a simple fact for every living organism on this planet. That an economic benefit of any level should supersede its value and protection is insane. That we would allow the violation of indigenous sovereignty is criminal. That we would ignore their humanity in favor of anything, let alone profit, is disgusting.That the pipeline was rerouted from predominantly white Bismark is a real time example of the immoral systemic racism deeply embedded in our government. Our Earth Mother needs us to stop killing her with fossil fuels and mass food production. If you are not standing against this bullshit than you are part of the problem.
Man, this book has me hooked! The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver is as captivating as it is intriguing. Lincoln Rhyme is a moody quadriplegic who is stuck in a bed with the entire use of his mind but only the use of his left ringer.The lack of forensic stimulation and crime scene exposure has left him sarcastic and pigheaded. A detective Rhyme use to work with, Sellitto, drops by and asks for his help on a case, leaving the crime scene report behind, which is bait that his mind has already taken. To see how his mind thinks and works helps the reader become more involved with the story, following along with Lincoln Rhyme’s logic.
There is a movie adaptation of the book titled the same. I watched the movie before I started reading the book, which is a rare occurrence, but sort of generalized what I could’ve expected in the book. My mom, who had already read and seen The Bone Collector, in that order, warned me that the portrayal of the relationships between the characters were altered in a way that didn’t truly capture how they were in the book. Currently I have read a only 17% of The Bone Collector, and so far she has been right. It is rare that I encounter a book the first in its series that is over 450 pages long, this being 516. As intriguing as this is I should be finished in no time, no matter the length!