Wednesday, January 13, 2016

More Obceneties Against the Planet

What is particularly obscene here is not only the fact it is, in the majority, Western style commercialism at work here, but that we have not taken the lead in helping these other countries do something about this travesty to our oceans.

The real issue of course is that packaging is to commercialism what lies are to the purveyors of power; the very air that they breath. And so the air, and water, and soil we depend on becomes more in the way of unnatural shit that we must work, wade and walk through.

But all of this is just more aspects of the monster we have made of Capitalism. That we can't even begin to consider the need for an alternative, much less an actual, workable substitute that would better balance individual liberty with a more integrated concept of our collective connection to not only each other, but to the planet itself, is testament to the power of lies, and the lie of power used without such connections.

How long will it take. That is what I keep asking myself. How long before the rest of us wake up and see the shit that we work, wade, and walk through. It will happen. Of this I am sure. I just have to struggle some times to keep faith that it will happen in time for us to do something about it.

5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world together