It’s 5 am and I need to reassure myself that alligators/crocodiles can’t get into my home and kill me (I had a nightmare)
-I live in New England
-We have AC (make it so cold they get sluggish, then I kill them)
-these animals aren’t pack hunters so it’s probably more likely they will attack each other in the process of trying to kill me
-they don’t know that I have eaten alligators before. They are lizards, not psychics.
more things that I don’t understand
I don’t really understand how ethical consumerism is supposed to work.
Do people really think that refusing to buy non-organic products, for example, is going to eliminate the use of pesticides? Or that not buying meat will get rid of animal cruelty in factory farming?
People have this weird view of corporations like they take a big poll of their customers and then they go: oh wait, some customers don’t like that, I guess we won’t do it anymore and then they stop doing that thing forever.
But that’s not what happens! Corporations are not a democracy! Voting with your dollar isn’t going to set policy. They want ALL the dollars. They don’t just want your business. They want to target everybody. So they’re going to keep right on taking dollars for the harmful polluting cruel stuff alongside your moral kind green stuff. They won’t stop the other stuff. They do it the bad way in the first place because it’s cheap and easy and they make a lot of money doing it, and now you’re giving them your money too.
These multinational corporations look at green/organic/vegan consumers and see a niche market that they can make new products for. They don’t stop making the other products, they just expand their line. Or they purchase the small companies that might have been actually trying to do things in a better way and use the brand name as a shield and words like “natural” that don’t officially mean anything to keep right on doing the same stuff.
It’s all branding to them. Green is a brand. Fair trade is a brand. Sweatshop-free is a brand. These are not moral decisions, they’re labels. They will slap them on products and there is no guarantee whatsoever that it means what you think it means.
The only thing that will make corporations stop doing terrible things to make more money is when the law forces them to stop. And all this “activism” does is convince people that they’re making a difference by shopping, of all things, rather than demanding the government to step in and regulate this stuff.
It’s weird, it’s almost like the unrestricted profit motive is cancerous and deforming.
the reason this generation is failing is because we’re not motivated enough to make money. all the people on the dollar bills are dead. they’re not relevant and teens just can’t connect. we need money with memes and beyonce on it
i used the aesthetic generator and i was so happy when i thought my aesthetic was “get blogging” only to be disappointed that i was a grunge something
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can you smell what the rock is cooking?
empandas de queso para ti y todos tus amigos jajajaja tambien hice un jugito de mango
gracias, tia roca