Consumer lament

Shop Until You Drop – Banksy

We demand action. Now!

We want our elected to do something about greenhouse gas emissions. Find better alternatives so we can keep gas guzzling cars and vacations flying all over the world.

We demand change. Now!

We want the industry to use no toxic chemicals or to use too much water or too much energy. Find other materials so we can keep buying cheap stuff everyday.

We demand ecological food. Now! 

We want farmers to produce excellent, clean, local, organic meat and vegetables. So we can keep boasting about our happy cow steaks while saving a buck buying imported meat every other day of the week.

We demand a better word. Now!

We want someone else to invent a solution.
So WE don’t have to think about our consumption.

That changing consumer patterns is probably the only way to actually do something about climate change!

We demand to be left left alone at our screens, behind closed doors.
We feel appalled that you say we have to consider the bigger picture.
We just wanted to chase more money and more things until the end of days.

After reading about the comment that Greta Thunberg has to read economy. I wonder if there is anyone out there in position of real power who’s willing to own up to the fact that the economy will have to CHANGE if we are to save ourselves and future generations from global climate crisis, upon crisis, upon crisis...

Also posted to earthweal open link weekend #4.

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