A Sense of Proportion

The temperature of the Earth is rising, sea levels are rising, thousands are fleeing war in the Middle East, terrorism is on the rise, human rights-abusing countries are buying up properties and businesses in the UK, corporate tax avoidance is endemic, the NHS is in crisis, our industrial base is crumbling, a great many people in the UK are being forced below the poverty line by cuts and zero-hour contracts, increasing numbers of people are homeless and out of work, the rise of antibiotic resistance in micro-organisms threatens the future of humanity and fracking poses a very real risk to our water supply… but never mind all that, what I’m really gripped by is that, when you went shopping – which you knew you were going to do – you had to pay five bloody pence for a plastic carrier bag. Please, pull up a chair and tell me all about it.

Advertisements

About Fles

Early middle-aged (oh yes I am!), no longer long-haired but still speccy and decidedly still an increasingly opinionated git. I’m basically a believer in individualism, that everybody has their own perspective and inner-beauty. I try to find humour in every situation. I enjoy reading and writing poetry.
This entry was posted in Austerity, Capitalism, Environment and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to A Sense of Proportion

  1. Pingback: Are Christianity and Capitalism Compatible? | From guestwriters

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s