posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 08:30 PM
I see so many threads about our world being over populated, how we are running out of resources, war would be a good thing, etc.
Well I beg to differ. I do not believe our world is over populated. I believe it is over commercialized. We had/have plenty of resoursces to go
around but big business doesn't want us to have these resources.
Let me put it to you this way. We are tearing down our resources in order to build malls. I live in an affluent suburb of Kansas City. There are no
less than three, yes, three Starbuck within WALKING distnace of my home. There are four 20 plex movies theaters within a ten mile radius. There are
over 30 strip malls within a 15 mile radius, there are two major malls within a ten mile radius of my home. Not to mention the 5 Walmarts, Targets,
Price Choppers, etc.
This is just sick to me! We are tearing down our natural resources in order to make it easier for someone to buy a five dollar item made in China at
Walmart! Why can't we drive a little further to see the latest movie and admire beautiful landscape on the way? Why must we have a convenience
store on every corner instead of a park or garden?
Remember when slavery was abolished and the blacks received 40 acres and a mule? Well, I dare say we are slaves to commercialism/consumerism. We now
need to go back to those days where we all get at least 10 acres and a mule, start to garden again and really just get back to the basics.
We are not over populated, we are over commercialized and if we don't stop soon it Will take a war or pandemic to get us out of this mess.
This is my two cents.
What say you?