The Planet

Concern 6: Evaluate the local system in your community:

  • Corporate Control of Land, Water, Power
  • Food Supply Chains / Monopolies / GMOs
  • Chemical Agriculture  / Soil Pollution
  • Coal and Gas Dependence
  • Water & Air Pollution
  • Sanitation / Landfills

We are supposed to believe that corporations can do everything better than we can do for ourselves.  We are supposed to be happy because our basic needs are provided for us, such as water, power, food production and sanitation. Yet when we evaluate it is easy to see that the natural systems of the earth have been disrupted by corporations and this path will never lead to well-being. Compare a “lifestyle of self-sustaining abundance” to the cost of “corporate control.” Is it sustainable?

If the systems of the Mother Earth were designed to provide everything we need, free of charge, then taking control of these resources and charging money for them can only be described as a disruption of the abundance that was intended for mankind. For these interruptions to be done in such a destructive and polluting manner can only be described as “crimes against humanity.”

Every system created by the previous generation takes more than it gives from Mother Earth and takes more than it gives to mankind. Does this make sense over time, or are these short-sighted decision-makers planning to be gone long before they have to “pay the piper.”  Will this plan help future generations survive and thrive or do we have to rely on the next generation to solve the problems of the last and clean up the mess that was left?  Has any level of well-being, of earth or mankind, been considered as these plans were implemented?  Can we stand still while this plan rolls forward like a steamroller?

Sustainability Disrupted:

  • Corporate Control of Land, Water, Power
  • Global Food Supply Chains / Monopolies / GMOs
  • Chemical Agriculture  
  • Soil & Water Pollution
  • Coal and Gas Dependence 
  • Water & Air Pollution
  • Sanitation / Landfills / Inefficient Use of Waste

DISCUSSION QUESTION:

 

Is this system sustainable?

Is it leading to well-being?

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