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Saturday, September 09, 2006

NEWS: Why not Ronald McPrius?

And so the McHummer saga continues.

It now appears that the McDonalds 'Open for Discussion' CSR Blog that started discussing the issue in response to the Ronald McHummer campaign seems to be reluctant to post comments expressing opposing views.

Both myself and at least one other blogger, Matthew from Enviroblog have posted such comments over 12 hours ago (at least) but they have not appeared yet.

I certainly hope that is an oversight and not evidence of a distinctly closed discussion. That would probably be fatal for that blog's credibility and would speak volumes about McDonalds on a variety of levels.

The point we are all making in our posts and comments is that if McDonalds are really as concerned with environmental issues, as they claim, then why on earth would they seek to promote such an eco unfriendly car, such as a Hummer, to kids using Happy Meals?

Surely an organisation with publicly professed green intentions would seek to promote a more eco-friendly option?

Have been discussing it with Matthew and Nick from TriplePundit and Nick has even suggested alternatives as well as sourcing/producing the funky image above.

Wouldn't it be cool if McDonalds gave out happy meals with toy Priuses, Smart Cars and Tesla Roadsters inside? Gets my vote!

Namaste

Al

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2 Comments:

At 9:12 AM, Blogger sushil yadav said...

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.


Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.



A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.



FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

PlanetSave

EarthNewsWire


sushil_yadav

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger Disillusioned kid said...

My comment hasn't appeared yet either. I was really diplomatic and everything...

 

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