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“People often talk about their attachment to the ‘little luxuries’ in life that come hand in hand with industrialism. But is the ability to watch videos or play electronic games at any time and any place they fancy really more important than the ability to sit in the open air without being assaulted by drifting clouds of chemicals? Is the personal convenience provided by a washing machine or a car really so important that future generations might not be able to walk outside without an oxygen mask? Are all the temporary, shallow, egotistic pleasures of modern Western existence really worth more than the continuing organic well-being of our precious world? Clearly not – and so why does this realisation not translate into a political perspective that embraces the end of the industrial capitalist era as an overwhelming priority for us all?”

The Acorn

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