Thursday, 15 May 2014

The hypocrisy of it all.

I recently watched this video.

Poignant. Non?

Yes, I hear you chorus back. Taking the moral high ground; how dare those humans make their way to the top of the food chain using their brains and technology. Fuck technology I feel you type. From a keyboard. On a computer. On the internet. Using electricity. Whilst drinking a cup of tea. That came from India. That was imported here using technology.

No. No one human can profess any degree of superiority over others these days with respect to the environment. We all live in a developed world. Any human who professes to be above any others; who takes an air of superiority based on nought but their own perceptions of how wonderful they are, does a great injustice to what has come before. To what has made them what they are today.

All of us. And I mean, all of us, owe our lives to technology. Destructive that it may be, but industrialisation has created a modern world that is safe, free from epidemic diseases, from mass slaughter of humans, from famine (let us face it, there is so much food in the world that the whole world could be fed. Greed means people in the developing world go hungry. Not lack of food. Greed of the west).

So if you must take exception. Please, attack the big businesses. The ones who proceed with this destruction. It is never too late to take action. But the wording is key here. Big businesses; multinational conglomerates MUST learn that what they do is not right. As long as people are squabbling over who personally has the best carbon footprint, they win. Unify against them for they count on injustice to drive their mills and feed their children.

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