“Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfactions, our ego satisfactions, in consumption”.
They achieved this so successfully that now, with only four percent of the worlds’ population, they consume thirty five percent of the world’s resources and create thirty percent of the worlds’ waste. To feed this demand has required a new form of imperialism.
With hindsight, it would appear that a political decision was made that the safest and most profitable place for the British was behind U.S. coat tails and the City of London have taken up the cause with relish.
All of those involved are blind to the consequences of their daily business and the true cost to the planet.
Backpfeifengesicht is a German compound word that loosely translates to “A face badly in need of a fist” meaning this is a person that needs to be punched. Alternate translations list the given action as “slap” rather than “punch” or the given weapon as “crowbar” rather than “fist”.