For all our touting of the fair go, equality, a good life for all, and so on and so forth, we've nothing more than sniveling self-centered little clods, and that definitely includes the bleedin’ hearts, the hand-wringers, the greenies, the hippies, the whatever’s.
(Yes, I'm looking at you greenie-folk, who are so seemingly keen on drinking and washing in their own pee, because that would sure be a successful alternative to building a damn or a desalination plant once in a while.)
The following alternative paradigm is simple and elegant, and the underlying philosophy could be applied to many facets of life and resource management, but it would never catch on, not in first world capitalist democracies like ours, that's for sure. Imagine this way of thinking applied globally?
How smart is that?
How dumb are we?