"I’ve grown up in the Himalayas — there’s no cash economy there. People are wealthy at zero dollars a day.
The point is that you need to have a clean stream. If your forest is intact and your stream is flowing and your knowledge is with you, and you can grow your food and you recognize the herbs that can cure you and you have mutuality of labor exchange, so that you come and work on my farm, and I come and work at your farm, why on earth would you need either dollars or rupees? On the other hand, if the water is commodified, if our seeds are commodified, if our medicine is monopolized, if there are no jobs. If the entire system is meant to merely be a source of profits for a handful of corporations, actually, you just have do your arithmetic, life becomes too expensive to buy. You can’t buy life. And now that they are trying to commoditize the very basis of life and own it and sell it back to us, basically the consequence is disposable people. Because for most people, then, life becomes unaffordable in any case, a life of that kind, even for those those who can afford it, is not life anymore."
This semester was my best semester yet!
Also, life is grand. I can’t wait to go to the UK. I can’t wait to go to the Governors Ball music festival. I can’t wait to do my weekend trips with my best friends, I’m so happy I get to spend time doing the things I love this summer with the people I love. So much to accomplish, but I’m excited for it all. Hope everyone on tumblr is having a fabulous life as well :)
Show em how it’s done, boo!! Proud of you!!
I just want one. ONE. One employer to hit me up saying, “Hi, we’ve reviewed your application and resume. We’d like to interview you.” ONE!! Too much to ask?