We have so much to lose: the whole chance to be alive on this planet, everything we’ve done, everything we’ve thought. We’re destroying it, and most people aren’t aware.
And, knowing this, you tend not to fear the action, or going to prison. It brings clarity, and that’s what everyone has to do: what brings you clarity, and live your life according to that.
Once you start taking action its an absolutely joyous place to be. But it’s hard!
When I was in the tunnel, we spent days negotiating with the police. They said they’d close the road if we gave them a piece of the tarmac. We were digging up, through the substrate. It was really arduous work, with a pick axe, and a drill. There was so little air we were fanning ourselves, and doing four-minute shifts.
We broke out a lovely big piece of spare tarmac and gave it to the police. And they said: No, we’re not going to close the road. So we decided to break through the road surface. The tarmac was 300 – 400mm thick, and we ran out of batteries. We could charge them from our big battery pack, but we also needed that for our air pump.
When I was younger people used to say “Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world”. They don’t say that now. I think, subconsciously, they know it.Sam