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America’s covid response has failed in no small part because, from the very beginning, people have been looking for the Product to Buy to fix it — hand sanitizer, masks, plexiglass shields, disinfecting wipes — while maintaining the exact same lifestyle uninterrupted, without any consideration for what actually spreads the disease. every problem must, by rule, have some sort of consumption-based solution

this, btw, is because we live in a bourgeois dictatorship and those who create the structures we responded to covid with are in their current position because they profit off the exchange of goods

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just wanted to put that out there since a lotta libs RTed this

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@eearroyo1312 @kate

This would be why I'm so frequently depressed by our likely future.

I did see two recent articles discussing the problem of consumption.

vox.com/22291568/climate-chang

noemamag.com/want-not-waste-no

Also... the link between consumption and global warming left me thinking "Desire is the root of all suffering" is spot on.

@kate

Yep. Rarely will you see talk of our obsession with making incursions into literally every remaining "wild" part of the globe to exploit and supplant whoever/whatever lives there now. A major factor in this pandemic and in future ones as well.

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