Saturday, September 10, 2011

Since  the stone age we have been changing our surroundings, adapting to them and learning along the way. The population has grown along with the demand for food, water and land.

Nowadays our machinery allows us to produce food for commercial use, but in the old days, food was produced only for our sustenance. Since the agricultural revolution, we have produced more than we have been able to consume. The balance between pastures and cattle has changed radically, and what looks more  like a concentration camp is the main source of our daily meal. 

How can we have food to waste  with so many starving people in the world? Modernization may well be both a curse and a blessing. While the richest parts of the world have managed to change the desert to a  modern paradise, other parts of the world are suffering. People there live like our ancestors use to live--with just the basics--and care for of their most important assets, their children, whose extra helping hands are a blessing.

Now we shape the land as though we were performing a sacrificial rite, taking its life so that we can survive.

Petroleum is an aspect of this, allowing a few to become richer and cities to become larger; so large that is getting  difficult to  sustain or way our life. Our addiction to oil is not unlike a drug addiction. We need more of this drug to preserve our illusion of prosperity.


  1. Good job, Tito. Thanks for sharing this film with me.

  2. You are welcome and sorry that I have been in touch but the amount of task that I have in my in-box takes a lot of time from me. Hope you are doing well.