Sunday, 8 May 2011

Modern Life - Still Rubbish

I feel a paralysis not because these images are horrible but because this particular issue is just one (a faraway one at that) of the many problems in the world and I don't know which should get my attention and hence no issue gets my active attention.

From the excellent Boiled Down

More soon
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10 comments:

NorCal Cazadora said...

Wow. That is really, really depressing.

Tovar@AMindfulCarnivore said...

What a bloody mess we've made in the past century.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Norcal

Sadly it's only one of the more visible examples
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The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Tovar

I was watching the film 'the end of suburbia' the film makers framed the issue 'we had enough oil to last for 2,000 years, this is how we squandered it in a hundred'.

meanwhile we fine people for putting the wrong rubbish out on the wrong day or in the wrong bin, while doing nothing to address the madness of our modern world.

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Tovar@AMindfulCarnivore said...

Yeah. For the most part, we don't seem to ask "How will this affect the world our grand-children's grand-children will inhabit?" but rather "How will this affect this fiscal quarter?" Then we're shocked and dismayed by the impacts a generation or two down the line. Duh.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Tovar
Some days i just feel dispair, the solutions to most of our problems are known but not disseminated, and we continue to reward the people who are making things worse.

Our elected representatives have abandoned the concept of public service and are merely in the business of getting elected, so have no stomach for the tough questions. Wise men are mocked and idiots celebrated. Modern Life Still Rubbish.
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Albert A Rasch said...

Everyone!

Depressing? Yes! But there is something we can all do. Remember that post I did on cleaning up, I always carry a shopping bag I my pocket when I go out? Y'all remember that one?

Well that is all it will take if each and everyone of us do that one small thing. I even do it here in A'stan.

Just pick one thing to do, one thing! and do it all the time, it will make a difference!

Best regards,
Albert “Afghanus” Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles™

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Albert

Right as rain, our only hope for changing the world is one person at a time.

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Tilly Rivelino said...

I'm too young to feel cynical yet Uncle Sten, but it is sad; I like birdies.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Tilley-pops

Re cynicism: Ask your dad

I have booked a place for you on my forthcoming workshop
Rifles and swearing 101

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