Friday, January 27, 2012

Cancel Wal-Mart and all the other useless crap

This is the best video I've seen that covers the design flawed system we live in. I found this on Tatiana's blog

Then I found this quote from Victor Lebow:

"Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfactions, our ego satisfactions, in consumption. The measure of social status, of social acceptance, of prestige, is now to be found in our consumptive patterns. The very meaning and significance of our lives today expressed in consumptive terms. The greater the pressures upon the individual to conform to safe and accepted social standards, the more does he tend to express his aspirations and his individuality in terms of what he wears, drives, eats- his home, his car, his pattern of food serving, his hobbies.
These commodities and services must be offered to the consumer with a special urgency. We require not only “forced draft” consumption, but “expensive” consumption as well. We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced, and discarded at an ever increasing pace. We need to have people eat, drink, dress, ride, live, with ever more complicated and, therefore, constantly more expensive consumption. The home power tools and the whole “do-it-yourself” movement are excellent examples of “expensive” consumption."

Hopefully we are moving away from those ideas and more into the thinking of Paul Hawken in his book Ecology of Commerce.

Epic swells coming, the one on Tuesday just got 2 upgrades from the weather models!!! Could be Epic!!!!

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