reply to post by yoesse
I agree that this should be a priority. But this needs to be implemented by millions of people in their everyday lives.
There are two major problems that I can see.
Firstly, corporations have driven out small local business to the point where you have to travel fifty miles to buy a loaf of bread from a real baker.
Do any of us know a farm where we can go to buy our weekly milk, bread, eggs?
Consider what you need to buy, then look around you and consider where you can buy those things without supporting a massive global or national
corporation that will funnel that money out of your city, state and even country to an off-shore account, I'm betting you'd need to travel to five
different places all fifty miles away just to buy what you actually need.
The second problem is that people have become conditioned to think that fresh is somehow bad and that processed food is normal. Look at the vegetables
you buy, there so generic and clean they could have been created in a lab. There's no dirt.
Most kids don't know where chips come from, and if you asked them what the most important element in making cheese is they'd probably say "orange
I agree that nothing will change until the people take the power back and stop supporting these disgusting corporations and their puppet governments.
But although some moral people might be able to change their lives for the better in this way and learn to do without more crap made in China that
they don't actually need, there are several areas where we are trapped into this situation and can't do much about it.
It can only work if enough people do it, and for most it's just too hard. And of course there are millions of others who either don't understand the
basics of the economic problem or actually don't give a damn as long as they can still get their Big Mac.
Edited to add a personal memory...
I grew up in North London. In the 1980's. Every week my mum would take me shopping with her. It was a short walk up the road to the high street, and
we'd stop at the green grocers, the bakers, the butchers, the sweet shop... There wasn't one place to buy everything. But it was so much better than
it is now. I can still remember the smell of the sawdust at the butchers, the smell of damp earth and fresh rain in the grocers, the jars of sweets on
the shelves behind the shop keeper on the corner.
That's how it should be. That money mostly stayed in the community, and the rest probably went in taxes to the state. It wasn't funneled out of the
country to some global corporations bank account to be gambled in some sick global casino, avoiding taxes too.
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