Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Answer is Simple

When speaking to people about the state of our world, the disastrous state of our environment, the amount of poverty, war and famine, the inequality of wealth, I am often met with two things:

Agreement and dismay.

'I just don't know what the answer is.' This is a common response to the discussion of the above topics.

But, with the help of various blogs, videos, websites etc. I have realised that the answer is incredibly simple:

Reject consumerism.

Don't buy that new phone, computer, TV, album, car, film, house, skirt, t-shirt, pair of shoes.

Say no to the endless cycle of environmental degradation, wealth inequality, exploitation and greed.

Go vegan, stop raping and murdering for food, drink and materials that we don't need, that poison us and our world.

Oppose ignorance, oppose racism. Educate and talk to one another.

Its easy, it feels good, it helps everyone and it helps our planet, our home.

2 comments:

  1. "Don't buy that new phone, computer, TV, album, car, film, house, skirt, t-shirt, pair of shoes"

    Sounds cool to me, hang on a minute, what do we do with the hundreds of thousands/millions who would become unemployed? and that's just the UK.

    Old git

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    1. Well since the end of consumerism would inevitably bring with it either the downfall and replacement or the fundamental restructuring of capitalism, everything would change.

      Perhaps work could be directed toward education, the environment, foreign aid etc. instead of mindless profiteering?

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