Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sustainability for the immediate future

There's much talk about making our society sustainable. While this is all well and good, we might want to take it one step further, and ask ourselves: is our society survivable?

Let's review the facts:

The air is slowly turning unbreathable
The food we eat is postprocessed beyond health and nourishment
Our social relations are toxic
Our social values dictate that only those who subjugate themselves to the labor market are deemed to live
The prevailing educational paradigm is to beat new thoughts out of you
Profit trumps ecology
Your right to live ends where monetization begins

Oh my.

Seems we have ways to go, still.

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