Maybe you know me, maybe you don’t. If you don’t, you probably have not met too many other people like me. Too bad. The world would be a better place with more people like me.
If more people who enjoy killing animals or who happily eat factory farmed animals but could not kill one themselves (and who squirm at the idea of even watching a video of the slaughering lines), who destroy the natural environment and value money over everything were dead, and instead thousands of anarchic peaceful tree huggers ruled the planet things would be a lot better. Until then, I hope to see more suits dying and will cheer whenever it occurs.
Whether or not you ‘think’ you are doing harm – if you work for a major corporation or live a consumer life style you are part of the problem, and yeah, I am not stupid enough to think that does not sometimes include me. So I am full of contradictions, but I am at least trying to wake up and smell the coffee as dearie old Ann Landers would say.
Do you buy paper towels because they are ‘easier’ than using a rag to wipe up coca cola from your kitchen counter? I hate inventing throw away things (paper plates also get to me) because we are too lazy to do anything differently.
There is a disgusting garbage soup of plastic bits forming an island twice the size of Texas floating around in the ocean because of our addiction to plastic wrappings on EVERYTHING and plastic bags. We know this, yet no one wants to ban plastic wrappings or grocery bags. Bad for business in the plastics industry. So a few aware people will choose paper or will whine to the supermarkets about the overpackaging … but in the end, does anything *really* change, when plastic is still offered as a choice? Here in France I see MORE and MORE wrapping on produce every day – it’s put into plastic boxes or individually hermetically sealed now – and Switzerland – fuck don’t get me started … you are apparently not allowed to touch or smell your produce before you buy it to see if it is ripe anymore – every single thing in the veg and fruit bin is shrink wrapped now. It was not like this 5 years ago … So we get McDonalds to drop their foam containers for cardboard in the 80s and pat ourselves on the back, but now Carrefour and CoOp are using more plastic daily on things that really do not need it — What gives? It can’t be making the food prices any cheaper, can it ?
Also, I do not believe that any human life is worth more than any other being’s life, and in fact I think there are in general far too many humans already. I have believed this since I was a child. I no longer give money to save children or feed the hungry – most of that money is wasted on not resolving the root problem, so what is the point. I give money to organizations which are buying up land to save it from development or doing postive things to change laws in order to save what little is left of this planet.
For example – here is one of my points of view – if you killed dogs and cats during hurricane Katrina or prevented pets from leaving town along with their families who were evacuated – I hope you die a long horrible death very soon at the hands of one of those pet owners. Who needs that kind of heartless garbage in the gene pool of humanity anymore? A choice of one of the dog shooters living or saving a piece of rain forest is a no-brainer for me if I had such a choice to make.
I do not have children because I would not bring one into this world. I might adopt one if I found a child who was intelligent and sensitive and worth saving. It’s on the backburner. I will leave all my money (and there will be a lot) to an animal or land charity.
More things I can rant on about at random: If you think that testing on animals is justified think about this. IAMS and Proctor & Gamble who make dog food were found guilty of animal mistreatment (and they all do this by the way – they were only the ones caught most recently). They were (and probably still are) killing dogs who have been fed their pet food after a few months just to see how it affected their bone growth. Now why hasn’t Gerber baby foods thought of that great test ? Why does any law even ALLOW such a test ? And – if that type of testing can be justified for dogs, why not for humans? The above link lists a number of natural dog foods which are NOT tested by killing dogs! (How fucking obvious is that precept if you are a ‘caring’ company who makes food for peoples’ beloved PETS!?)
Or, why is it OK to grow animals so that we can harvest their organs just so some fat cat asshole taking up space on this planet can live a few more years and use more resources on the planet ?
Why are building permits given out in cities that are already using more water than can be found in their state and causing water imports (that kill fish and wildlife in other states)?
I also think it’s highly disgusting and an incredible testament to our unbound cult of selfish egotism that people are allowed to spend thousands on infertility treatments while there are already so many people on the planet that we do not have enough water in the western US to feed many cities, and we are over fishing and factory farming to death our lands to try to support the population that currently exists.
I believe that zero growth economy or negative growth economy is the only solution to this planet’s problems and that a violent overthrow of the corporations that now control the world is a must if we are to see change.
I think that the vast majority of CEOs in any ‘fortune 500’ type company (and even lesser corporations) are criminals and that their salaries and bonuses should be illegal or taxed at 90%.
I think that the USA has become a corporate controlled state, not a nation state, and that it is no longer ruled by the will of the people, and that the UK and the EU are starting to head down that road as well. I have some mild hopes that people are better educated in the EU and will resist, but am not convinced after Tony Blair became such an ass licker for Bush, and his people let him get away with it.
I am a political conservative – I don’t even think these statements are scratching the surface of radical. Plug in your iPod and pretend you did not read this. Go back to sleep. Sleep, sleep.