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  •  I'm not calling for a boycott. (8+ / 0-)

    I'm drawing attention to what a nation of self involved consumer fucking pigs we are.

    That's all.

    Catholic Church: Example of Religion thats TOO BIG TO FAIL

    by Detroit Mark on Mon May 31, 2010 at 01:21:35 PM PDT

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    •  And that's the scariest problem of all. (11+ / 0-)

      How do you change something so woven into the fabric of your culture short of doing the equivalent of Alt-Ctrl-Del? I was reading this earlier today:

      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

      I was thinking that as long as people equate/confuse consumption with happiness then our pursuit of it will end up killing us all.

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