injustice quotation

The struggle has never been about saving the planet. The planet does not need saving. If we warm it up to the point where we cannot exist we’ll be gone, the planet will still be here. … It will be bruised and scarred by humanity’s crimes on it but actually once human beings become extinct, the forests will recover, the oceans will replenish. This struggle is fundamentally about whether humanity can fashion a way of mutually coexisting with nature and protecting our children and their children’s future.
They want you focused on the wrong things. They want to keep you distracted. Keep you from thinking about the real problems: the inequality, the bigotry, the inhumanity. They want you thinking, ‘My neighbor got a fine watch! How come I ain’t got no fine watch? What I got to do for my boss to give me that fine watch?’ And you’re all so worried about getting that watch, you can’t even tell time.
—  Daisy Fitzroy, Bioshock Infinite

“People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change.” - Desmond Tutu

(Source: Desmond Tutu; “We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet;” The Guardian; April 10, 2014)