Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Have you ever seen the movie Idiocracy? It's a movie that takes place one-hundred years (or so) in the future with the premise that all of the most intelligent people have decided not to have children and only the dumbest people have reproduced. And, people are sitting on piles and piles of trash, because they don't know what to do with it, since so much has accumulated. Ok, there's more to it than that, but that's the part that is going to sooner than later become a reality, especially if people continue to not give a sh*t about recycling. In yesterday's election, the people of Massachusetts decided clearly that they would rather sit on their own trash than make sure it gets recycled (by rejecting the Bottle Bill). I'm not surprised honestly. After spending several years in California with very progressive people, coming back to a state that I thought was liberal has been pretty disappointing in terms of environmental awareness. People in my office use plastic utensils and cups and throw them away on a daily basis because they can't be bothered to wash their f**king dishes. Stores everywhere offer disposable plastic bags because people can't handle carrying multiple items in their hands (or keeping a reusable bag handy). It's maddening!!