Against ecology per se: Why the solution to a problem can never be the solution to that problem!

Chemicals in biodegradable food containers can leach into compost. (1)

Trying to find the best solution. To a problem we generate on our own.

And every time we find a “solution”…
Another problem appears.

Biodegradable plastic? More pollution due to plastic… dissolving into the environment.

Electrical cars? More pollution due to the… electricity production to make them run. (let alone the money you need to earn to buy one, which money you will earn by utilizing resources which do nothing more than rape the environment)

Biological food? Good. Now we have our consciousness clear. And we can “freely” eat more, so that at the end the damage is even more!

Recycle more? Nice. Just don’t care about the poor countries which at the end receive your garbage. You are clean anyway. Right?

More efficient phones, consuming less energy? Great. I am sure it was worth all those kids dying somewhere in a mine…

We have been caught in a vicious circle. And there is no way to break out by redefining that circle.

No, ecology is not the solution to the problem!

Because as in any problem, the most evident solutions ignore the essence of that problem: that there needs to be no problem in the first place!

Every time we try to solve the pollution problem we keep on accepting as inevitable the true source of that pollution. No, we don’t need to better manage the pollution! We need to stop polluting in the first place! No, we don’t need new greener cars or light bulbs. We need to learn to walk again and read under the
moonlight…

Look at the problem closely…

There is no problem!

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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