Sustaining unsustainable excessive consumption…till death do us part. Apocalypse know. http://bit.ly/8c7TRM

Hello friends,

Mickel Adzema says:

So
I was just walking around at WallMart with Mary Lynn an hour ago and I
was thinking about all the crap that was being sold there — all the
useless, unnecessary, time-wasting Stuff that we’ve been brainwashed to
think we need, want, desire…. I said, “Y’know, you’d think a recession
would cause people to focus on what things are really needed, really
wanted, and to trim back the excess. And if they did that, that would
require the companies producing this excess — which only ends up in
landfills, pollutes the planet, exterminates species, and leads to the
death of all — to stop production of this junk. And if they went out of
business, so what? Let businesses bloom that are part of the problem
not part of the solution. Unfortunately, I think some stimulus ideas —
notably Obama’s and the Democrat’s stimulus package was criticized
because it had a slant towards supporting sustainable and
solution-oriented investment — push for expansion of the existing
planet-damaging enterprises and their superfluous products. So, instead
of making lemonade out of these recession lemons, we simply prolong the
life of things that need to be put behind us while we shorten the lives
of all living things on this planet.” (more at /)

Then a little while later, at home, I come across this comment making
much the same point: “A really savage depression *might* force people
to live in more sustainable ways.”

More at http://bit.ly/SustainExcess

Happy New Year from Mary Lynn and I to all of you.

SillyMickel

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