posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 02:49 PM
What I was primarily interested in was the system structures, not any agenda by the site org.
I didn't even listen to the anti war stuff (where was that???), just the statistic and resources and distribution structures that are set wrong so we
CAN'T do it right.
It seemed to me to be like a car we are driving that has the steering wheel locked in a turn so we don't get anywhere and just burn fuel. Or
And the statistics…
50% of our taxes go to military. Not in development of alternative energy?
Corporations are bigger than government, controlling outcomes in their favor.
Out of the 100 largest economies on the planet 49 are Governments and the other 51% are Corporations?
Our Government now gives more help and resources to Corporations than to social, education and infrastructure needs? Aren't we paying the bills?
Corporations pay less taxes than us and by volume billions less. They get preferential treatment? How does that work?
One third of our resource base for the whole planet is already gone.
Less than 4% of the original forests are left. 80% are gone. 7 football fields of forest in the Amazon are destroyed each minuet.
More than 40% of our waterways are now un-drinkable.
The US has 5% of the world population, but uses 30% of resources? And, is creating 30% of the waste?
Out of 100,000 synthetics added to products, only a handful is tested. None are tested for synergistic effects. In other words, the substance you
clean your floor with could cause certain plastics to out gas other chemicals or become cancer-causing. We don't know, cause no testing is done. It
is too expensive to test for profits to be impacted.
BFR's or fire retardants are extremely toxic (neurotoxins) and is in most the products we buy, put in our homes and wear. Your pillow has
neurotoxins in it? After we are done with them, they are put into the environment to poison our children later.
Due to the contaminations of the above-mentioned products in our homes, the highest toxicity in our foods is in breast milk, so our babies are getting
the most toxicity by comparison. My God!
Our ultimate purpose is to consume? That is according to the Eisenhower administrations study after WW2. Not Healthcare, Education, Safe
Transportation, Sustainability or Justice? Just to consume? We are still following this path.
Industrial designers plan for products to break at just the right times so consumer confidence is not impacted and we go buy another one and toss the
old one into the environment.
We are convinced to buy new things by an advertising industry when we really don’t need them. Perceived Obsolescence is the concept for corporate
We have more stuff than ever before, but we have less of the things that actually make us happy, like leisure time or the time to use the things we
buy before we need to get new stuff and throw the old stuff away. We have less leisure time now than since feudal society?
Even recycling will never be enough to compensate for all the waste. It is piling up and now shipped to other countries. What??
One garbage can you put out on the curb is only a fraction of the 70 cans of garbage produced in the manufacture of what you are throwing out.
It is not “By the People, For the people.”
It is “Buy the People, Charge the People.
Watch the whole message and see the crazy path we are on and support options that stop the mad dash to our end as a civilization. There is much
I thought this was one of the simplest examples of the system we are in that will not work. WILL NOT WORK!
First we need to know this and how we are fooled. Then we need to take action in our own lives, our environment and our government.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live like this. We can do better.