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…only more negatives, I’m afraid. Just as Monsanto and their ilk have created GMOs to destroy the traditional methods of farming and make farmers dependent on big agribusiness, the next outrage is going to be the (deliberate) demise of natural pollinators such as bees. They will be replaced with swarms of drones. Only those who pay (or are in the prerequisite in-group) will be able to grow crops. Every plant pollinated will be recorded and charged for. And they won’t pollinate plants grown with seeds not purchased from big agribusiness.
Welcome to the future…
Thanks Nicole for highlighting this nightmarish scenario. I can’t think of anything positive to add…April 4, 2014 at 7:59 am in reply to: Debt Rattle Apr 1 2014: What Kills The Economy Kills The Planet Kills Us #12089
As we have no social, political or bureaucratic agreements or mechanisms in place to solve any of the major issues facing human society, suggesting a ‘single tax’ cure to be a panecea is at best simplistic and about as likely to occur as aliens landing and convincing the rich to give back the trillions they’ve stashed offshore.
Last time I looked there were tax systems in place all over the planet, yet the wealthy and businesses generally were able to avoid and minimise their contributions.
1. Do you suggest creating a one-world government with draconian powers of tax collection?
2. Who would you trust to spend these tax revenues wisely?
3. Do you actually read the articles on TAE?April 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle Apr 1 2014: What Kills The Economy Kills The Planet Kills Us #12046
“I have long ago understood that I don’t care for being rich, since I can’t be rich without inflicting serious damage to both the people I share this planet with, and all other forms of life whose existence allowed for humans to evolve, and without which there will be no humans.”
My feelings exactly since I was a teenager. Once one takes that position, most human activity appears surreal at best, and nightmarish in the main.
No doubt Noah (if he existed) was accused of doomerism too…