Category Archives: Consumerism

Desperate Americans Who Can’t Afford Housing Are Becoming “Modern-Day Nomads” …But Not By Choice

By Robert Wheeler Source: The Organic Prepper A recent story floating around mainstream media regarding “modern-day nomads” reads like a contemporary article on Henry David Thoreau. It shares stories of people looking to downsize their life and live simply and … Continue reading

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Destroying The Web Of Life: The Destruction Of Earth’s Biodiversity Is Accelerating

By Robert J. Burrowes In August 2010, the secretary-general of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Ahmed Djoghlaf, warned that ‘We are losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate.’ According to the UN Environment Program, ‘the Earth is in the midst … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Report on the State of Planet Earth at Year’s End 2020

By Robert J. Burrowes In 1624, English poet John Donne penned his famous poem ‘No Man Is an Island’, sublimely evoking the reality of human unity: ‘Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.’ Therefore, he concluded his poem, ‘never … Continue reading

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Big Tech, Nostalgia, and Control: Grafton Tanner’s ‘The Circle of the Snake’

By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants The Circle of the Snake: Nostalgia and Utopia in the Age of Big Tech By Grafton Tanner Zero Books, 2020 I’m sure many members of Generation X have taken a moment to … Continue reading

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Generation Numb: How Losing My Phone Exposed Me to the Pain of My Peers

This terrible void of which everyone stays pleasantly unobservant is the unofficial sickness of Gen Z. By Ben Scheer Source: ScheerPost I hadn’t planned to give up my smartphone. After all, I was starting my sophomore year of college and … Continue reading

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THE RISE OF THE CYBORGIAN CONSUMER

By Elva Thompson Source: Waking Times “You don’t take over the world with gaudy displays of violence. Real control is surgical, and invisible.” ~ John Greer – Person of Interest, Season 4, Episode: YHVH The Posthuman (or Transhuman) Movement was formally … Continue reading

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The “New Normal” Is De-Normalization

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Here’s what denormalization means: there was no “New Normal” for the dinosaurs. Everyone talks about the “New Normal,” as if there’s a guarantee that life will return to normal. But the “New Normal” is De-Normalization, which … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Oceans

By Robert J. Burrowes As the human onslaught against life on Earth accelerates, no part of the biosphere is left pristine. The simple act of consuming more than we actually need drives the world’s governments and corporations to endlessly destroy … Continue reading

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