ENCAPSULATION
COLLECTIONS OF A CULTURE SLAVE
ENCAPSULATION
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#farmhouse #sunset #thatdankdank
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#flume was stunning this weekend #dancepants #forgetaboutthesweatydudes #terminal5
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Too obsessed with this lil guy #catsofinstagram #lux #deluxe #rave #kitten #tiger #nugget
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#tbt to the #fire sculpture at @alexgreycosm #chapelofsacredmirrors
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brutalgeneration:

(by alexbowler)
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lustik:

Mathew Cerletty - Office Baroque, Brussels via Contemporary Art Daily.
Lustik:  twitter | pinterest | etsy
lustik:

Mathew Cerletty - Office Baroque, Brussels via Contemporary Art Daily.
Lustik:  twitter | pinterest | etsy
lustik:

Mathew Cerletty - Office Baroque, Brussels via Contemporary Art Daily.
Lustik:  twitter | pinterest | etsy
lustik:

Mathew Cerletty - Office Baroque, Brussels via Contemporary Art Daily.
Lustik:  twitter | pinterest | etsy
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sagansense:

america-wakiewakie:

Start Searching, We’ll Need Two More Planets | AmericaWakieWakie 
"Only when the last tree has died, the last river been poisoned, and the last fish been caught, will we realize we cannot eat money."
 — Cree Proverb
Within this culture wealth is measured by our ability to consume and destroy. As long as our mode of living is driven by consumption, that is, as long as we derive our measures of livelihood and prosperity (read salaries, stock prices, quarterly earnings) by how much of the Earth we can convert — and how fast we can do it — into consumables, then we’ll not see that our way of life is dependent upon the annihilation of the planet.
Seeing the insanity of it comes as a direct contradiction to our daily function. We can sample humanity’s dissonance in the acronym GDP (gross domestic product), whereby a tiny phrase serves substitute for the enormity of converting all life into human-serving commodities at a rate of 85 trillion dollars a year (the value of the world economy). To understand that better, a stack of 85 trillion dollar bills would be about 5,768,618 miles high. This is like going to the moon 25 times (click here for a visual).
Yet, still, for the most delusional of our species, it’s not enough. The drive to expand, consume, exploit at rates ever escalating is presented within the global market as a zero-sum game. Either our economy must grow, or we will suffer. Either our economy must grow faster than all other economies, or our nation will suffer.
If the rate at which we convert the planet into human consumption slows, we call it a recession — nothing to celebrate, for to us recession represents austerity, loss of jobs, and altogether diminished livelihoods. If the rate at which we convert the planet into human consumption reverts, we call it a depression — again, nothing to celebrate, for to us economic depression represents declining power, that maybe we are in fact not exceptional or separate from the natural world.
In this culture of death only if and when we expand our evisceration of the planet can we be comfortable in our lives, so we have invented ways of “fighting back” and “resisting” — of doing “something” while doing nothing. 
Worried about car emissions? Buy Tesla’s Model S. Want to fight water misuse? Take shorter showers. Concerned for underserved children around the world? Use a credit card that supports a NGO. Interested in bettering working conditions for exploited laborers? Look for the “fair trade” stamp at corporate outlet malls.
But by all means, NEVER stop buying. Such unyielding, determined servitude dooms us.
The Global Footprint Network, a non-profit for sustainable futures, has estimated that if we continue along this path of consumption, human populations will require an equivalent of three Earths by 2050 to survive. This means in the next 35 years we can either discover and colonize another two planets, or we can understand that a global culture living 300% beyond sustainability is ecological suicide.
(Photo Credit: BuzzFeed)


Heavily recommended viewing: The documentary END:CIV and Peter Joseph’s web series “Culture In Decline”
sagansense:

america-wakiewakie:

Start Searching, We’ll Need Two More Planets | AmericaWakieWakie 
"Only when the last tree has died, the last river been poisoned, and the last fish been caught, will we realize we cannot eat money."
 — Cree Proverb
Within this culture wealth is measured by our ability to consume and destroy. As long as our mode of living is driven by consumption, that is, as long as we derive our measures of livelihood and prosperity (read salaries, stock prices, quarterly earnings) by how much of the Earth we can convert — and how fast we can do it — into consumables, then we’ll not see that our way of life is dependent upon the annihilation of the planet.
Seeing the insanity of it comes as a direct contradiction to our daily function. We can sample humanity’s dissonance in the acronym GDP (gross domestic product), whereby a tiny phrase serves substitute for the enormity of converting all life into human-serving commodities at a rate of 85 trillion dollars a year (the value of the world economy). To understand that better, a stack of 85 trillion dollar bills would be about 5,768,618 miles high. This is like going to the moon 25 times (click here for a visual).
Yet, still, for the most delusional of our species, it’s not enough. The drive to expand, consume, exploit at rates ever escalating is presented within the global market as a zero-sum game. Either our economy must grow, or we will suffer. Either our economy must grow faster than all other economies, or our nation will suffer.
If the rate at which we convert the planet into human consumption slows, we call it a recession — nothing to celebrate, for to us recession represents austerity, loss of jobs, and altogether diminished livelihoods. If the rate at which we convert the planet into human consumption reverts, we call it a depression — again, nothing to celebrate, for to us economic depression represents declining power, that maybe we are in fact not exceptional or separate from the natural world.
In this culture of death only if and when we expand our evisceration of the planet can we be comfortable in our lives, so we have invented ways of “fighting back” and “resisting” — of doing “something” while doing nothing. 
Worried about car emissions? Buy Tesla’s Model S. Want to fight water misuse? Take shorter showers. Concerned for underserved children around the world? Use a credit card that supports a NGO. Interested in bettering working conditions for exploited laborers? Look for the “fair trade” stamp at corporate outlet malls.
But by all means, NEVER stop buying. Such unyielding, determined servitude dooms us.
The Global Footprint Network, a non-profit for sustainable futures, has estimated that if we continue along this path of consumption, human populations will require an equivalent of three Earths by 2050 to survive. This means in the next 35 years we can either discover and colonize another two planets, or we can understand that a global culture living 300% beyond sustainability is ecological suicide.
(Photo Credit: BuzzFeed)


Heavily recommended viewing: The documentary END:CIV and Peter Joseph’s web series “Culture In Decline”
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