This is ridiculous, and you make an excellent point. We refuse to take on capitalism and consumerism. There are more new cars sitting on car dealership lots than consumers with resources to purchase and maintain them.
Used car lots are filled with old cars that are not much better at fuel efficiency than the new cars being created. We are bombing and destabilizing oil rich nations in order to conserve ours, meanwhile preventing those nations from ever being able to sustain themselves. We are bombing countries polluting our air, warming the earth, melting the polar ice caps, and flooding me down here in FL along with the people living in the middle of the ocean on beautiful tropical islands. We consume shit we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to chase dreams that are actually nightmares, and then we need anti-depressants that we piss out into our waterways, killing and altering the lives of fish and other wildlife relying on clean water. If we blot out the sun, how will food grow…oh yeah, we now use artificial lights to grow food indoors in abandoned warehouses, and now grow genetically modified fish in ponds, farm raising them.
Meanwhile, we don’t make anything anymore. We in America only consume. Politicians have shipped most manufacturing and industrial jobs overseas via bad trade acts which take 25–35 years to see the negative impacts of them. Capitalism has run its course.
Instead of Americans understanding that and moving on, we are fighting to stay in this domestic violence relationship where the provider abuses us, withholds money so we can’t leave and controls our every move. We are stuck. Americans are married to a violent abuser, but we just can’t let go of him/her. We just love America. What will it take for us to break free from the grip of our abuser?
We are going to destroy the world one way or another. No matter what we try to do, we’re damned.