I have not done any rebel rousing or demonstrating for nearly 2 years. I just didn't really care about anything any more. Our local paper had become a mockery of actual journalism and I seemed to be surrounded by the economy-is-king types. I was tired.
On my way home from the theatre last evening, though, I caught the provincial news on the CBC. There was a story about a plastic bag manufacturer trying to overturn a plastic bag ban in Victoria. Obviously, the manufacturer wants to save its livelihood. Immediately after this article, though, was an article on ocean plastic. A little later in the evening, I heard something about an estimate of when there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
If we ever stop privileging the economy over the environment, we will have to come to terms with the fact that some jobs are going to have to stop. I don't think we have it in us.