Low-cost, cheap, poorly-made junk is made from fossil fuel products. Mostly, the manufacturing process includes the use of slavery.
Workers around the world aren’t paid fair wages, and their quality of life is dismal. If these global free-trade agreements were not allowed in the first place, more local jobs would be available closer to home.
Never forget that free-trade = slave labour
Wal-Mart’s profit last year was around 120 BILLION dollars. That money did not go towards improving any situation for the suffering it cost. It went into the pockets of families who are already so disgustingly wealthy, keeping them in the lives they’re accustomed to (unfathomably celebrated in mainstream culture).
Please keep these things in mind when you’re making choices on what to spend your money on this gift-giving season. Every dollar you spend is a vote for the practices, products, and reality of how that thing came into existence.
Voting for the destructive, harmful, and unhealthy situations for our sisters and brothers on the other side of our home (Earth) means we’re helping to perpetuate bad energy that always come back to us eventually.
Please don’t vote for slavery, plastics, and green house emissions. Try as hard and diligently as you can to find locally-made products and avoid purchasing anything that is ultimately not needed.
Is it for looks? Conversation? Novelty? Convenience? Is it “such a great deal” that you simply can’t resist? You/they probably don’t need it. DON’T BUY IT!
Not enough people know about what a “good deal” really means. It may be a “good deal” for the amount of dollars you’re voting with, but be assured it’s a disgusting and horrible deal for every link in between. And it is coming back to bite us all in the ass eventually.
“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye” – Bill Hicks
I’ll extend this thought to mean television programming. Networks have an interest in programming what you think – even beyond the obvious consumer objective. Sure they want you to buy those things, but moreover they want you to think you are inadequate, ugly, and incapable. It’s the mind-controlling capitalist oligarchy that wants to take away your *amazing immense* power. If you subject yourself or your family to this programming, there is a major theft occurring. Knowing about it is the first step to recovery! At least hit the mute button when the commercial break comes on. “Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.” -Terence McKenna
In television production school I learned that the show is produced and broadcast at mid-range frequency. Full-range frequency is reserved for the commercial breaks. This is why the commercials seem louder than the show.
” We can now take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than anybody has ever known. It does not have to be “you or me,” so selfishness is unnecessary and war is obsolete. This has never been done before.” -Buckminster Fuller, 1981
Last Thursday, Justin Trudeau said he was urging the UN Security Council to investigate and find out exactly who used the chemical weapons in Syria last week. He said we should find out, and he was right. The Syrian military said it wasnt them. Russia said it wasnt them.
That night, Donny Trump launches a bunch of missiles at a Syrian military base anyway. Some hit the target, some dont….hitting elsewhere and causing major fucking damage. Civilians killed. He did this even though it’s officially undetermined who made the initial chemical attacks. Some people believe it was actually instigated and funded by the US to give them an excuse to start bombing shit. History has shown, it’s not impossible to imagine this. So maybe Trump did know after all.
Friday, Justin Lie-deau said he fully supports Trump in his action. WTF, dude. You’re really living up to your sentiments that you’re happy to relinquish Canada’s progress to falling “in line” with whatever everyone else is doing. Did you have a nice few days in New York City last week? I’m sure they’re treating you well. So disappointed in this guy. He could have been a hero on the right side of history. Or maybe he was just a groomed shill from the start.
AND WTF MAINSTREAM MEDIA!? People are trusting you to tell them the truth of the matter. Instead, almost every media outlet is celebrating the perpetuating of circumstances that ALWAYS result in children dying. The message being that this is some form of justice.
This really pisses me off.
I urge you to read some truth about whats really happening in Syria.
From the Intercept, this is Glenn Greenwald
From truthdig.com, this is Chris Hedges
Here are some photos of Syria before they dropped the US dollar and basically renounced being involved with Unites States ten years ago. (coincidence?) What did the US have to say about that? They knowingly armed an extremist-dominated insurgency to weaken the Syrian government, which prolonged the war in that country and strengthened ISIS and Al Qaeda.
The “they” I imagine whenever I reference a “they” are usually the global financial and industrial elite. The (proven, actually real, completely true) capitalist oligarch families who have ruled in favour of profits over life for centuries. For example, western arms of colonial monarchies, the unfathomably rich families and all of the industrial ties in between that use a flawed judicial process to their benefit driven by a fiat currency that does nothing but create debt wealth for the already rich. It makes sense to be pissed off about this. There is no question to me. Sorry you’re so annoyed…but…. there’s a lot of unnecessary suffering and avoidable resulting circumstance. I realize the meme you posted says little about the problems I’ve brought up here, but it’s all connected.