Walking this morning I saw someone poisoning weeds.
I stopped and chatted for a while (and didn’t preach my “don’t use poisons”).
Now the neighbour is chain sawing small bushes.
I understand why people poison weeds and cut down trees –
they are making their properties look nice.
Even though I am aware that our cultural norms are making all life extinct I still have difficulty not conforming.
I used to feel guilty because leaves make my place look untidy:
I am often told my trees are a fire hazard:
Yet I have never seen a tree walking around with a cigarette lighter lighting fires:
Now that I realize our cultural norms are making all life extinct I am happy to be labelled white trash for having an “untidy” garden.
Yet I would still like to be able to afford to have the driveway gravelled.
I do what I can in the microcosm to help the ecology:
so the statement “She wouldn’t hurt a fly” is literal.
Insects are essential and there are 8 billion humans killing insects:
To be pedantic I will kill fleas which pets pick up from the soil and carry into the house.
Think about it:
multinationals control the politicians and the media:
hence we are programmed to be wasteful
so we buy more.
Billions of humans dumping waste that wont decompose.