Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Consumerism as destruction of Earth – Can we blame Corporations?

What has already become obvious to all of us is that we are depleting the earth and polluting the earth, due to consumerism.

Because of our individual desire to consume, we don’t care about the environment, so the pollution of earth is what we allow to exist in reality. Thus it is no wonder that the corporations that sell us the products we desire to consume don’t care about the environment, because we don’t.

Do we really expect the corporations to go and say ‘hey but wait a moment, we need to be kind to nature and make sure we don’t pollute when creating products’? That is just naïve of us to assume and expect that, because if we take an honest look at ourselves as our consumerist behavior wherein we only really consider our personal desire for consuming things and NOT the environment, then we see what it is that we truly expect from the corporations, and that is to just make sure that we, the consumers, get what we want, and that we get it ASAP, no matter what kind of measures/materials have to be used to make/get it, no matter if earth gets polluted. Because when it really comes down to it, we consider our desires as superior to life as earth and we would not be willing to give up our desires so that earth has a chance to ‘breathe’. If we were really willing to give up our desires to give life/earth a chance, we would have already done so, yet here we are.

So, it is easy to go and point the finger of blame at the corporations that are in fact polluting and depleting earth on a massive scale, because, yes they are the ones actually creating the products and taking from the earth what they need to be able to create all of the plastic that is required to make the wrappings of our precious products and then dumping the used plastic back to the earth, in this destroying entire ecosystems. Though we need to be serious here in the point of why these corporations take to such destructive measures in the first place, because it is in fact because of the consumer’s lack of patience and desire for new shit, always faster and faster and more and more, in always more variations, that the corporations as people starting a business that want to earn money by selling a product feel the need to keep up with the consumers wants, needs and desires because if they don’t they’ll go bankrupt. So in a way the producers feel forced to not care about what is best for nature or the animals when they use nature and the animals in producing their products, because the consumer with it’s never ending needs, wants and desires , won’t let them.

Also the consumer will in most cases only go for the cheapest, easiest way to obtain/purchase a product as we only really care about the money in our pockets, and that will always be a product that is made within abusing the earth/animals as this particular company that made the cheap product only looks at what is the fastest/easiest/cheapest way to create a product so that it can sell the product cheap so that everyone will want to buy the product. This way of looking at creating products inevitably leads to abuse as what is actually best for life as the earth and all beings existing on it is not considered because that would take time to investigate, research and experiment. And in the current system time is money…

So because the consumer will mostly go for the cheapest product, because the consumer does not actually consider what is best for life as he/she is too busy blaming the corporations for the abuse of earth and the beings on it, there exist a competition between companies that sell the same product, as all the other companies will also feel the need to ‘keep up’ as in creating their products faster and cheaper otherwise everyone will buy from the ‘other guy’ whose products are the cheapest leaving them not earning enough money to survive, so then obviously this results in pretty much all corporations/companies that create products abusing earth/life.

This is a vicious cycle wherein the corporations producing the products only support the desires within the consumers, because they adhere to them, the corporations look at ‘what do human beings WANT and DESIRE’ because they too just want to earn money to be able to survive in this world. And so because the consumer is only supported in his/her desires and wants, he/she will only want more and more and more, and that is what is busy happening in the world currently.

More and more and more products are being created, there is always more exotic and different foods found in the supermarket that wasn’t here a few years ago and especially with regards to technology as computers, cell phones and all sorts of applications that are constantly ‘evolving’ and ‘changing’ in a faster pace than ever before. This is all due to this ‘vicious cycle’ wherein human beings are only supported in their ever growing desires and wants, that in turn supports the corporations as the producers to feel the need to produce more and more shit, because it is what the human wants/desires. It is obvious that this system can only end in self destruction as the desires of the human as their ‘consumerist behavior’ will accumulate to such an extent that it will devour the planet we exist on.

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