Politics and its Discontents: An Ugly And Growing Reality

Although I have written before about the terrible problem of plastic pollution that is strangling the world in general, and our oceans and marine life in particular, it seems that we can never be reminded too often about the terrible toll our self-indulgent lifestyles exact. While it is true to some extent that we are ...

Politics and its Discontents: What A Mess

I suspect that most people in the West realize to some extent the self-indulgence of drinking bottled water, not to mention the many other liquids that are conveyed to the consumer in just the same manner. The next time we reach for one, we should all feel suitably ashamed of and disgusted with ourselves. Industry ...

Politics and its Discontents: How Much Does That Plastic Bottle Really Cost?

For me, the plastic water bottle is an apt symbol for the mentality that encapsulates the western world today: the passion for convenience, abject, complete disregard for the environment, and the narcissistic drive for the satisfaction of personal wants no matter what the ultimate cost may be. Star reader Paul A. Wilson of Toronto reminds ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Price Of Our Heedlessness – A Sobering Saturday Morning Video

Although brief, this video shows the terrible cost of our ‘disposable’ lifestyles: Recommend this Post

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

“The Majestic Plastic Bag” is a mockumentary narrated by Jeremy Irons. I’ve posted it before, but it is well done enough to deserve a reposting: * L.A. Makes History With Ban On Plastic Bags At Stores