The Plastic Con-Trick
Remember to worship at the temple of shopping!
Put your kids in nursery, your parents in care and avoid people who don’t conform to consumerism – they’re not hip after all. And send last year’s TV and car to the nearest dump, please. So you can work til you drop for stuff you don’t need and you can pollute the oceans with plastic and bags we never asked for in the first place. An exaggeration I know but you get my drift.
I remember when plastic packaging began to appear on everything and seeing an article about an old man removing all the packaging from his food and leaving it in the supermarket conveyor belt before he left the shop. Smart man. He was right. But somehow we’ve forgotten that all this plastic wax foisted on us by shops and manufacturers. It wasn’t like WE were begging for plastic everywhere!
Like most things, it has some use of course. But not in the vast huge amounts we see now, where our beautiful oceans and birds and all manner of creatures are now being polluted and suffocated with it. But somehow we the ordinary worker and shopper are to be blamed. Apparently, we demanded it. Then we threw it away because it had no use. Then it got dumped In the rivers and everywhere. And it’s all your fault! Our fault ….
Back in the day, we had things like butter mountains.., while people starved. Now we have plastic mountains and debt mountains. And if you don’t dispose of it properly the recycling police are coming for you. And that debt mountain you’re sitting on… Well, remember those banks that nearly ruined the country? They’re coming for your houses and businesses.
Those coffees… That cost £3 each and are really fattening and unhealthy. And the cups end up in the ocean. You used to make them at home with a sachet and a kettle remember?
You’ve been conned. …, we’ve all been conned.
And now you should feel guilty for owning one small car that you pay road tax for whilst the elite have probably how many gas guzzlers? But you must be punished by a fine if you drive into central London. A place where you could park for free not so long ago. Never mind – London will be a wasteland soon enough. Huge shining monolithic skyscraper temples to mammon are being built by stealth as we speak – destined to remain empty even though they are high-end luxury homes – you wouldn’t want a real human living there and messing up your investment, would you? While many sleep on the street or live in tiny rooms nearby.
I know I’m exaggerating … But only slightly.
The plastic problem is your fault remember. If must be true because they keep telling us it is. Same as all those carrier bags with shop names on – they weren’t free advertising after all – no -we wanted them apparently! Plastic is now even being found in human biopsies but that’s a whole subject of its own….
Drinking stuff full of hidden sugar and additives out of throwaway plastic cups, consuming junk food also full of guess what hidden sugar and so on, buying new plastic things and throwing away the old plastic. And splashing the plastic cards to get it. Ever more debt for stuff you really don’t need. What a way to spend a weekend when you think about it. Contributing to the plastic mountain. We’ve been sold a lie.
We need to go back to nought. None of this needed to have happened. But it did and we need to clean up of course.
But let’s not forget how it started!