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Saturday, May 7, 2016

When life-consuming wildfires become "supply disruptions"..

Image: Fort McMurray Fire Sends 80,000 Canadians Fleeing From Oil Town
Canadian Cities burning as I type this
After the floods in Chennai receded, we celebrated that life returned to normalcy. I am not sure it's going to be as smooth after the wildfires in Canada subside. Flooding isn't the same as burning.

Cities and towns coming back to life is one thing. What is this 'life returning to normalcy'? What is 'normal' about our modern urban living which runs on fossils for fuel and industrial raw material?

What is 'normal' about having a thing called 'trash cans' and believing that waste can be made to disappear? What is 'normal' about blowing up mountains to get access to absurd amounts of minerals? What is 'normal' about designing and running an economy which grows like cancer? What is 'normal' about our children losing their childhoods and being locked up in prison-like schools? What is 'normal' about our working men and women losing their health, rest and peace? What is 'normal' about bottling water and canning air and selling them? What is 'normal' about creating separate settlements for the elderly? What is 'normal' about calling 'money' wealth?

When our world is literally burning, economists call these death fires "(oil) supply disruptions". This is what happens when we worship money (the economy) as if it were God and organise all life around it!

Our world is being poisoned. Yes. With each urban fire, thousands of toxins that make up our homes, automobiles and factories are poisoning all the air and water. And air and water currents are spreading them all over desperately telling us we are all one.

Please, let's wake up before this beautiful experiment called life is burned down to ashes!

A burned-out truck in Fort McMurray, Alta. after wildfire swept the region. The fire in Canada’s oilsands has stoked concern among investors over a supply shortage.
Canadian City in ashes as I type this

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