I'm going to be honest, this is a very unorganized post
At some point in class today somebody referenced the text and questioned if it was our responsibility. The answer to this question should seem obvious to any sane minded person. It obviously is our responsibility to take clean up this mess we have gotten ourselves into. I don’t even know why people question this. Not only is it morally wrong to poison our landbase that we derive everything that sustains us but it is also stupid not to clean up the poison we have spilled.
I think the average person’s rational is that if they drop a can on the ground instead of recycling it, it’s not that big of a deal. I mean you are only 1 in 6.6 billion, soon to be 9 billion right? I could tell you that if everyone on this Earth drops their one can that’s 6.6 billion cans sitting around. But that’s not really accurate. I honestly don’t believe all 6.6 billion people have the wealth or resources to afford a can of something even to liter. So the problem really isn’t everyone’s fault. It’s mostly ours. As americans we consume the most resources on this planet. It’s ridiculous. It throws the whole thing out of whack. Now each one of us might represent over a hundred in 6.6 billion. Yup, we amercans are not good for the environment. We export our problems overseas to some other poor country because we’re sick of the pollution industry causes us here. Ironically we want cheap shit from walmart produced by people in foreign countries that are paid much less than what they deserve, yet when they try to immigrate to america, we, for some reason have rednecks who wear clothes from walmart that bitch about them. Apparently these guys never got the memo about a ‘melting pot’ unless of course they are Native American then they have every right to bitch. I wonder if anyone even read this