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Richard Grossman begs the question You want sanity democracy community an intact Earth Isnt that something every American wants in todays society Julia Hill seemed to have wanted an intact Earth She realized that we cant get there obeying Constitutional theory and law crafted by slave masters imperialists corporate masters and Nature destroyersJulia Butterfly Hill born February 18th 1974 Lamm 1 desired to leave a positive mark on Earth for the future After getting into a car crash in her early adult life she realized that the life she was living was not acceptable to her The steering wheel in my head both figuratively and literally steered me in a new direction in my life Hill says The new direction was one that led to tree sitting with activist and environmentalist groups to help prevent trees from being hacked downIn 1997 Pacific Lumber set out to expunge a great redwood forest A group of activist had already been protesting this heinous crime and Hill wanted to contribute This forest was one of the very few left that had redwoods On December 10th 1997 Julie Hill climbed into a 55 meter tall redwood Allen 1 to protect it from Pacific Lumbers loggers She proceeded to endure tough conditions and sicknesses and even complications made by Pacific Lumber for about two years She got aid from many people including celebrities who sent her supplies such as food blankets and medicine Only after making an agreement with Pacific Lumber to keep the tree and create a three meter buffing zone did Butterfly descend from the over towering treeCivil disobedience is defined as a non-violent way of protesting thefreedictionarycom 1 Did Julie bring harm to anybody while being so high up to protect some wood She brought more danger to herself than anybody else Julie was using civil disobedience as a way to protest against Pacific Lumbers destruction of endangered trees So is obedience the way to go
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