Starve Organized Crime, Shop Less

Sounds like Canada is about to build $9,000,000,000.00 worth of new prisons, not a bad idea if they were gonna house real criminals instead of just more of the poor, the drug addicted, the mentally disabled, the old, the native, those left behind by the consumer culture. The poor steal bread, the rich use our common resources as a dumping ground for their poisons.

The rich have bribed and corrupted the government, they own the banks, they own the corporations, if that isn't organized crime nothing is. North America wide the top 5% own 85% of the assets. Every dollar spent in the industrial economy ends up in the hands of the rich sooner rather than later. The rich have organized a system whereby the rest of us pay them interest [banks]. They've organized a system where any cost their corporations can avoid is calculated as profit. A system where they rule and we drool.

It's insane, we the people keep buying more useless crap in an attempt to fill the emotional void created by consumerism. "Round and round and round ya go, faster and faster, tighter and tighter until, like the fabled Malaysian Concentric Bird which flies in ever-smaller circles, you disappear up your own asshole"-Ed Abbey.

'Want Less', that's the only way out. Consume only re-used, re-cycled, re-furbished stuff. Pay cash or barter for everything. Don't send organized crime a dime of your hard earned money. Stay local, buy local, be local. If not, the planet's plunder will continue in the name of progress.