(I wrote this before I went)
It's all about power and greed, profit before people all over the place. It's sad and it makes me so angry. We're in this huge cycle of capitalists who want to globalize the rest of the world to live like America does. That's invading other cultures, people's ways of life because WE THINK it's for the better. It's not, it's destructive towards human existence, the environment and our resources. We need to fucking cut back. We need to realize that everything can't stay the same, we're dying ... and it's all because we think capitalism is for the best. It makes me angry, so angry. Anger for the exploitation of people, the earth, cultures, resources, blah blah ... anger that my daughter is growing up in a place of such huge commodity consumption, a place that we think we need all this shit to survive. We don't. I think one thing that would help is to live more like how we used to years ago. I love the concept (which is already happening) of Eco-Communities. Perhaps one day I will be a part of one, living with others collectively, using resources collectively, gardening, pot-lucking together ... a close-knit community.
This will be an amazing experience for me, I know it will be.