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
just wanted to put that out there since a lotta libs RTed this
@kate now replace covid with climate change
This would be why I'm so frequently depressed by our likely future.
I did see two recent articles discussing the problem of consumption.
Also... the link between consumption and global warming left me thinking "Desire is the root of all suffering" is spot on.
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.
ONLY CREATE ACCOUNT IF YOU PERSONALLY KNOW AN ADMINISTRATOR, AND IDENTIFY YOURSELF IN YOUR APPLICATION. YOU DO NOT NEED A SHRIKE CLUB ACCOUNT TO FOLLOW SHRIKE CLUB USERS. A PERSONAL FEDERATED SOCIAL MEDIA INSTANCE FOR SMALL CARNIVOROUS BIRDS BY SMALL CARNIVOROUS BIRDS