Pollution as Progress
edited: Tuesday, March 08, 2011
By Nada y Nadie
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2011
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Excerpt from the book, "Look for Our Mother and Our Father"
“When today’s children grow up, will they blame their parents for having polluted the air to an extent that it is frequently unhealthful to go outdoors? No, their children will not blame them, because they will have grown up in a culture which says we are always progressing, smog is an acceptable side-effect of progress, and having days in which it is unsafe for your children to go outside is an acceptable price to pay for our lifestyle. (Sadly, many children don’t go outside anyway; why go outside, after all, when they can stay indoors and play video games?) Do we blame our forefathers for having built the railroads, which killed off millions of animals, destroyed their lifestyle, and destroyed much of our natural world? Or do we think we are fortunate for having inherited this ‘progress’? ”–From “Ownership of Everything,” Look for Our Mother and Our Father, all rights reserved