Friday, February 02, 2007
FOR FALSE MEAT & MONEY!
I arrived home from work last night & was greeted with this amazing bounty! It's quite out of control. Why had all of this arrived? I did some work for the Tofurky people, doing promotional cartoons for their new foot long tofurky dogs. I was vegan for eight years or something, for philosophical reasons, but my philosophical reasoning has really changed since that period of time. However, i taught myself to cook in the vegan style & am quite good at it, & i rather like alot of these futuristic false meats. They are no substitute for actual meat though, they've got to be judged on their own merit. I still am quite opposed to the factory farm & the poor treatment of animals, but i also buy things made in China. It's all too complicated to just cling to some sort of puritanical ideology. No matter how much i might like some sort of cure-all ideology, they just don't exist!
Here's to complexity!
Ah, speaking of which, i hear that a bunch of UN scientists have declared that Global Warming is all our fault. I'm still totally on the fence about this. On one hand, it's fairly obvious to me that burning stuff, especially oil held by lunatic Anglo & Arab crime families, in order to create energy is not the best way to make energy, therefore, we should try & create energy in other ways. Especially more decentralized ways. I also don't like the passe suburban car culture & especially the hideous design of said cars. Driving everywhere is obviously inefficient & detrimental to social cohesion. On the other hand, the weather doesn't seem any different to me & i haven't seen the reported effects of global warming with my own eyes. What i'm centrally concerned about is this issue being used to implement a bunch of new state control measures & New World Order scariness.
"In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself." ~"The First Global Revolution" the Club of Rome. 1991
What is fairly obvious to me is that the change in public thinking on the environment has been sold very heavily for the last 30 years. At the same time, public consumption has gone up, instead of going down, even as people are now "more concerned" over the environment than ever. It just doesn't add up to me. It seems like a Trojan Horse, even if it is real.