Strange Bedfellows - Government and Big Business
But are they that strange?
To hell with the government! To hell with the transnational corporations! Power To The People! Really, it is only a few people that are doing the greatest amount of damage to our environment. As of now, the power is with the individuals and corporations with the money and access to the tools for further advancement (at other’s expense mind you). We need to let the corporations know that we, the people, don’t need a lot of products they produced. The Power is within us. – reduce, recycle, reuse—avoid purchasing needless items!! We need to learn to do with less – consume in moderation. Bigger and faster is not better; it is the worst thing that humanity can do.
We have created a community for a few select individuals only – the rich, powerful transnationals. They produce and create products available for the consumers in the developed countries at the expense of the local communities – either in the developing world or even in our own community – stripping them of the livelihoods. ( Just look at the global retailers invading your neighbourhood) Exports boom (creating a rising growth in GDP) only because of the invasion of the multinationals in the Third World but the local people get poorer because they cannot sell their produce and handicrafts at a reasonable price.
Power to the People! Forget the government. They are useless! They may produce million-dollar research reports which make recommendations about what the government and industry should do about the environment but, instead, those reports became a substitute for doing something about it.
Power to you and me! We can stand up to the fifthly rich CEO’s and shareholders, and insist that they stop overindulging by producing products at the expense of the environment. We, the people, must insist on reducing our “needs” to preserve (what’s left of) the environment for our children’s and children’s childrens’s future.
Rapid economical growth is NOT the answer. Very steady and stable growth is. Make your voice be heard. We, the people, must live on this planet, too. And we definitely want to live on a safe and clean environment.
If we aren’t able to, we’re borrowing heavily from our children’s future. We are living off our children’s right to inherit an earth worth fighting for.