I wrote about how polluting and depleting come from imperialism. Polluting means dumping your stuff on other places. You don’t want your car exhaust, jet exhaust, and disposable diapers in your home, right? It ends up in someone’s.
Depleting means taking from others’ homes too. You don’t get your gasoline from your back yard.
Yet every person I know or know of who imposes imperialism and its usual results of colonialism, slavery, and racism pollutes and depletes as much as anyone. No matter what anyone else does, if you pollute and deplete, you personally yourself fund today’s version of imperialism, which is imperialism.
How can you oppose imperialism and live unsustainably without trying to reduce your impact?
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