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Flight Shaming....I Like It !!

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Revoltingest, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    #1 Revoltingest, Oct 4, 2019
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    And of course, let's not forget
    consumer shaming,
    Capitalist shaming
    Judaeo Christianity shaming
    scientific method shaming
    heterosexual shaming
    morality shaming
    military shaming
    profit shaming
    white shaming
    Western society shaming

    and let's fight to ban bridges, roads, airports, fisheries, timber, oil, gas, mining, fur,
    meat, vaccines, GM, horse racing, pet ownership, national borders etc..

    You give in to one thing and before you know the next issue is presented for you
    to accept. The issue isn't really what is presented, the issue is you.
     
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  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    I prefer shaming things which do harm.
     
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    Stop eating meat, or things that required an animal to be involved (eggs, milk,.....). And yes; fish, lobster, shrimp, etc....are all meat.
     
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    • Stop using air shipping and bubblewrap. That means no more Amazon.
    • Move out of the country into a city where you can live without an automobile
    • Give up plastic and metal. Live with cotton, wool, wood and wax. These are sufficient.
    • Own a goat. Feed it city food. It will trim your lawn, your hedges, help recycle your waste.
    • Instead of air conditioning use silk furniture, water-misters and weight driven ceiling fans.
    • In winter huddle for warmth. Mammals have done for hundreds of thousands of years, including humans since whenever we appeared. Its ridiculous to claim otherwise. Its fact.
    • Cease accessing the cloud. It is an energy hog using more power than airlines. This an undeniable fact.
    • solar calculators are great, but don't encourage new production. Buy used.
    • Bread is an energy intensive food. Opt for fresh fruits and nuts, instead.
    • Use solar heating to warm soups. Don't burn coal just to heat your beans.
    • Semaphore uses no coal, so encourage its use.
    • There are numerous other ways that society today is in denial about.
     
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  6. PruePhillip

    PruePhillip Well-Known Member

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    You can argue (as you must) that anything your political opponent believes in will harm you.
    My mother believed that all mining should be banned. She could muster a good argument
    to the effect that mining is harmful (environment, injury, industrialization etc..)
     
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    How does it help the environment if everyone stopped eating fish?
    Nobody kept a few chickens and ate eggs?
     
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  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    I can.
    But I'm not.
    One could advocate returning to a pre-industrial lifestyle.
    I'm not going that far.

    But I recommend against buying this car, & against driving this way.
     
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    German drivers eh???
     
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    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    That whole "drifting" thing looks really hard on tires.
    It's so wasteful. I treat my tires gently in order to
    safely get the most life possible out of them.
     
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  11. PruePhillip

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    Stop eating, period.
    Grain, fruit, legumes etc require huge acreages - land that once belonged to non-humans.
    Stop eating, stop breeding, lay down and die - and hand the land over to the feral cats,
    dogs and weeds.
     
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  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    I respect your personal choice.
     
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    Abuse is not cool.
     
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    The best policy is always to go to the greatest
    extreme one can think of, no?

    To hell with that Greek "golden mean" stuff.
    You see where it got them.
     
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    Yes, it's called "race to the bottom."

    If the status quo is wind power then people will start
    asking how many birds and bats get killed, how real
    is infra-sound on people's health, how many terrawatts
    of energy are being taken out of the world's winds,
    how much infrastructure of the turbines is blotting
    our scenery and so on.

    People who go on about transgender toilets, gay
    marriage, nuclear disarmament etc are often not
    that interested in the issues - they often admit as
    much, and show surprising ignorance of the issues
    and their consequences - it's this deeper hate they
    tap into. The general public just buy the issue.
     
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    Well, yes, your extreme statement sort of fits
    with "race to the bottom" but
    "(insert adjective) satire" would be closer to it.

    As for the rest of what you say, I suppose it
    represents what a few people would say or do.
    There is nothing you or I can think of that someone
    wont do.
    I dont get the relevance tho..?
     
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    Moi aussi (me also). I rely on them to keep the cars right side up so look after them - i used to do circuit trials, thats a different thing.
     
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    After you
     
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    I thought "flight shaming" was about unruly passengers who ruin the flight for everyone else. And I've seen a lot of complaints about bad service and unfriendly personnel. I've seen it myself. These airlines suck in general, so if people stop flying on them, I like it too.

    The only problem is, Greyhound sucks too, and so does Amtrak. I prefer driving my own vehicle.

    I remember seeing a sci-fi pilot (created by Gene Roddenberry) about a post-apocalyptic Earth which still had operating "sub-shuttles," which were underground, high-speed trains which went all over the world - as fast as planes or even faster.

    The best thing we can do for our environment is to encourage negative population growth for a few generations and get the global population down to more reasonable numbers - under a billion, if possible. The main problem isn't consumption itself, but the number of people doing it.
     
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    The relevance is that we must be ashamed of ourselves.
    Not just airplanes or white supremacy or Imperialism or
    anything in particular - just ourselves.

    In Plato's Republic there would be no poets. Why?
    Because poets (like screen writers, authors, activists)
    are persuasive. Not truthful, honest etc but persuasive.
    The poet would have you believe it's grand to live in a
    cave.
    ... and ban airplanes, cars, roads, factories, vaccines.....

    ps Plato wanted his ideal city to be governed by Philosopher
    Kings. I wonder if our activists see themselves as having that
    divine right to rule others?
     
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