Slick Humanity

Continuing to allow companies to benefit from industrial destruction of the planet naturally has consequences. There’s not much that can be done on a personal level when entire countries have been structured to operate as profit-supporting entities, going even so far as the culture being completely reoriented on consumerism.

Pesticides known to destroy bee reproductive abilities have been sold for over ten years now. The consequences on bee populations were noted in 2007, but this class of pesticides had been in use since the 1990’s.

Rather than world governments and the civilians who vote for them demanding this product be discontinued, private enterprise developed genetically modified seeds which do not need pollination. The Century of Self, documentary

Quite the opposite, the most brutal and powerful country in the world has nurtured an entire nation of people who have a vested interest in preserving their international position regardless of any consequences.

Even without climate change and altering ocean currents, plastics are far beyond management. Microplastics are a permanent part of the world ecosystem now, and continue to impact this planet’s ability to support life as we know it.

The pre-industrial ethos of sustainability is our only path: whatever isn’t sustainable, of course, leads to extinction. Regardless of desire or ability, permanent survival of our species, and all the species we depend upon, can be our only imperative.