Saturday, October 8, 2011

More, Please.

Walmart provides us with a condensed picture of consumerism.  Each Walmart store coaxes us to think we need the plethora of manufactured stuff on its shelves.  Each cheap ( but not so environmentally cheap) item is produced offshore and shipped to North America to satisfy our hunger for more and for new.

Where does it end?  Does it end when we have pulled from the earth all that we can and have emptied back onto the earth the remnants of all that we have ever had.   Or does it end when we say “no” to any more stuff.  “Shop ‘til you drop” used to be funny.  Now it is macabre.