Think of the evil they do!
Guns kill more people each year than any other issue the media focuses on. But there are also knives, pollution, and automobiles. Pollution itself is caused by inanimate chemicals.
If there were no guns no one would ever be killed by them (except when the police kill people who deserve it) and pollution is just as inanimate as guns.
Yes, we can tell that our problems are attributable to our stuff; all the inanimate objects.
Understanding this is going to require some philosophy, some deep thinking. But, if there is one thing we Mid-streamers are known for it is being deep thinkers. So follow my lead and put on your deep thinking caps for a minute. Think about it – is there any thing that really annoys you that isn’t actually caused by some inanimate object – some inhuman piece of hardware or fabricated device? No. If something really sticks in your craw it is probably a stick!
The nuclear threat was and is the direct result of bombs.
Infections are caused by germs and high density by buildings.
Even traffic itself is the direct result of cars.
Everywhere you look there are objects, objects of frustration, crowding our villages, choking our air, gumming up our typewriters and littering our highways. Roadway litter is the result of throwing away things. If it weren’t for those things we wouldn’t have a litter problem! What is to be done about this glut of objects, this occupying army of inanimate enemies?
We are the victims of brainless matter and it is time to rid ourselves of these plagues. It is time to fight fire with fire. If we are to rid ourselves of the objects in our lives – like Thoreau suggested – we are going to have to use objects to do it. Let’s not be naïve. Let’s not kid ourselves. We can burn all our CDs and DVDs and records and tapes, but we need to use a lighter to start the fire. Fortunately there are disposable lighters. We can just throw them in the garbage.
In fact, we can begin by throwing most things in the garbage. This is the great mandate of our generation. Roosevelt gave us social security, Obama gave us free healthcare and Kennedy got us to the moon but Doris Grupa will free us of the evil of the objects in our lives.
It is time for the great caravans of garbage. It is time to mobilize all the garbage men and their trucks. It is time for urban cleansing and suburban renewal! Go to your drawers and empty them. Go to the garage and begin to haul away its contents. Go to your purses and safety deposit boxes and send all their contents to me: