this job does make real sense - Respect !
Gemma’s answer: The comment above comes from a good colleague and refers to our latest Green Building project: Thanks, Theo!
A couple of days ago I watched a new documentary film about the ecological and social horrors around the leather industry. The reported facts were not new to me, but they were nonetheless depressing, and highly “disillusioning” (“enttäuschend”) in the To Have or To Be? sense.
This is the link to the ZDF report I watched (in German):
And this is a link to related information around the leather industry by the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) organization (in English):
I despise the way how we are continuously manipulated and biased by the press and the media and the industry, in all possible directions, even those we are in favor of.
I am afraid of our growing incapacity to feel horrified by such reports as the ones above. We are saturated with information and horrors and sometimes we no longer know what to believe, even from “serious” channels. But some facts are undeniable…
We have no longer an authentic connection to what we need and don’t need in order to live and enjoy our lives. Most of us would probably starve if left alone and isolated in a small community. Our industrialized communities have lost the capacity to locally farm, produce clothes, and shoes, and furniture, and energy… and enjoy our lives with simpler, local blessings.
I also want a global world, with integrated, self-sufficient local communities working together with other communities all over the world, and exchanging things which are worth exchanging, and this includes ideas, art, processes, and less THINGS. It would be a big community of communities of equals, instead of the current global world, where we minimize our local social and ecological problems only at the cost of growing such problems exponentially somewhere else.
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