|Photo by Chris Linder, Seattle, Washington, USA|
They live very simply, their lively hood, as well as most day to day necessities like food and clothing, come from the reindeer herds. What are we doing wrong?
We in the so called "developed west", only have to look at a snow flake before we are laid up in bed with flu, yet these folks live at temperatures of minus 30, in makeshift homes heated by wood fires, for months on end.
So what are we doing wrong?
Well, we are eating stuff that looks like food but isn't. Maybe it was once, but after pesticides, chemical fertiliser, irradiation, sterilisation, colouring, flavour enhancers, stabilisers, and lots of other chemical additives and preservatives, any similarity to real food, only exists in the imagination of the poor soul who is about to eat it.
It makes you ill, feeble in body and mind, and should not be allowed near living things, never mind packaged at great cost to the environment and sold to us as, "Extra Special", "The Best", "Finest", or whatever branding is misapplied to the over processed slop.
Of course, this stuff should be banned by the government food agencies, but it isn't because the companies that make it, pay the wages of politicians. Oh you thought they worked for you? Sorry to break it to ya like this. They don't.
We live in cities steeped in pollution from vehicles and factories. We breath toxic gas every time we get into the car or go far a walk. And then there is the barrage of radio signals, stuff we can't see all around us, from your mobile phone to wireless connectivity, its all harmless of course, they've done extensive tests. Well who really knows what the long term effects are, of exposure to these waves? Don't mistake the arrogance of test labs for competence. I mean, would you trust these guys with your life? Neither do I.
For some reason, we smother ourselves in harmful chemicals in daily ablutions which involve shampoo, conditioner (which is only necessary because the shampoo has damaged your hair) Moisturiser, deodorant, cleanser, toner, hair spray, gel, make up, fake tan, and botox, and that's just for the guys!
It's all chemical, they shouldn't be massaged into your scalp, face, skin, armpits or anywhere near you for that matter.
Rather, they should have stayed in the lab that they were created in. Why do we think we need to look like some Hollywood divas anyway? We don't!
Then there is our lifestyle.
Machines do all the hard work now, so all we need to do is press buttons. That's great until you find that you don't have the energy to climb the stairs without pausing for a rest halfway.
The trouble is that everyone is so busy pressing buttons, that there is little time left to take care of life's essential tasks so we end up buying slop from the supermarket and because we are so unhealthy, we cake ourselves in chemicals so that we feel at least a little bit glamorous.
Who am I to complain. It's progress. Only it's not. It's dystopia in the guise of progress.
And the cheek of the Trans-humanists to try and suggest that this path will lead to some kind of techno nirvana. You're kidding me, right?
I fancy being a reindeer herder, but grazing might be a problem around here.