Materialism Dominating World Governments
GR: The materialism that is dominating world governments is destroying the health of Earth ecosystems. I believe this is because Human limitations make it impossible for members of our species to see beyond our fears and appetites. A close inspection of all the political candidates for whom I can vote in the next election shows that they will all continue the same blind materialism. Of personal concern to me, none of them is interested in protecting natural landscapes and wildlife. Others are reaching the same conclusion. Why vote we ask when no group we can elect will improve our government. Even those who are not yet concerned about wild plants and animals are feeling the loss of the natural world, and they are realizing that the quality of their and their children’s lives is fading. It is gratifying and evokes a glimmer of hope to learn about responses such as the one described in this post.
The following is from truth-out.org.
In Oregon, the capture of local government by the timber industry results in the destruction of the natural world and the poisoning of the populace, but a Josephine County ballot initiative would ban tree spraying by corporations and government entities.