Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Reflections

man covered with blue blanket on sidewalk

I opted out this year. I am grateful for the level of comfort and security i have but am too aware of the practices and policies that are keeping some in the lap of luxury while others are trashed.

Diversity and incentive aid true progress yet progress narrowly defined by those with the power to do so, is not open to a full spectrum of creative innovation. This definition has actually killed early adapters. DC current wasn’t Einstein, electric cars at the turn of the 20th century lost to Fords industrialist methods. I once had a light bulb that burned for years.

Planned obsolescence is a manipulated “necessity” in a consumer based economy. That practice leads to turning commodities into waste as fast as possible. This has been measured as economic growth. The commodities mindset now includes food and human beings. This sucks when it comes to sustainability.

I had to say "NO." I will not play this game. I will not swallow industrial modified turkeys nor GMO soy vegen alternatives. I will not chew on the myths of progress and civilization as defined by narrow and ignorant standards.

I will focus on CONNECTED and try to understand why it is so hard to get people to grasp the sustainable economic power that will enable better governance and lifestyles. We (the united, collaborative, vested we) really can upset this waxed apple cart!


Ardis Allyn said...

Thank you Deb for keeping it real. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

deborah said...

thank you back. Gearing up for CONNECTED to make it real for local artsy biz making it sustainable economics!