Friday, October 3, 2008

ignorance is bliss?

hi everyone! sorry i've been quiet this week.
don't take that to mean i've been using lots of plastic-- i have not!
here's a post from the blog "love your city," that i thought you might like
(http://loveyourcity.wordpress.com/)


ignorance is bliss?
September 16, 2008, 10:49 am
Filed under: trill

i am currently taking a class called ‘culture & the environment,’ which is essentially about how those two are, have always been, and will always be, inextricably tied. yesterday the teacher asked, by show of hands, how many people think that we are in an environmental crisis. FIVE people raised their hands. FIVE. out of a class of maybe 40 or so? 1.2.3.4.5.

the question that followed asked the opposite, how many people thought that this whole environmental crisis thing is non-existent, just a trend.
and someone actually put up their hand.
“uhhh uhh well it’s not that there isn’t a crisis, i just think its toootally blown out of proportion.”

THERE IS FUCKING FLOATING PILE OF GARBAGE IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN THAT IS THE SIZE OF TEXAS*!

*696,241 km…don’t mess.

vice magazine did an article on it a while ago, which spurred hours upon hours of internetting on my part. i needed to know more and i was honestly a bit disappointed in myself for not having had any idea that such a thing existed. i would just read the vice article if you don’t know, because they will explain it better than i, and they have pictures.
nevermind that animals are dying because of they plastic they are eating.
nevermind that plastic is now at the bottom of this food chain that we are on top of.
plastic is forever.
forever and ever and ever.
one day when we destroy all of this beauty, it will just be plastic and diamonds, straight chillin.
even “biodegradable” plastic doesn’t go anywhere. it just gets broken down into the tiniest of polymers that get ingested by the tiniest of creatures. plastic is not food. it makes animals sick, it makes them die, it makes them change their gender. what the fuck son.

all the plastic that has ever been created is still on this earth.

digest that.
literally.

now i’m all riled up and off-topic, so i will just leave you with a link to this great blog called plastic is forever. it’s these two women who are on a “plastic diet,” basically trying to cut out as much plastic as possible. feed your mind.

help meee.

1 comment:

Darina said...

aww thank you so much! it's nice to find kindred spirits..