Thanks, Megan.Originally Posted by meganmonkeyFrankly, I can't stand air-conditioning, I would love to live in a fricking teepee with no electricity, TV or even computer (gasp!). I can think of a dozen reasons (environmental, spiritual, community, health, etc) why everyone should live like that. Fuck technology, fuck cars, fuck it all!
It took me a long time to realize that my previous paragraph has no political context whatsoever, though. If we do get to a place where we have a fair and equitable economic and political system then what 'the people' want will become much more clear. Information will be less clouded by corporate and political agendas. People will be able to make more honest choices. 'Planned obsolescence' will become...er..obsolete. I'd like to think people would be less wasteful, and fewer foods would contain corn syrup, and we would have more localized food production and energy grids and move away from centralized distribution and homogeneous markets and so on and so forth but that is neither here nor there.
We will never all agree on that kind of stuff and we don't have to.