Thanks to a reader for sending this along to us. I don’t normally like to publish posts that reflect negatively about a particular person (I can think of only one other instance when I have, and that was about the results of a man’s work, as is largely the case here), but I feel that the video above is such an example of sickening excess that it shouldn’t go unnoticed.
Regular readers will have been following the developing saga of glyphosate and its now increasingly documented damage to the health and well-being of not only individual plants, animals and people, but also of entire eco-systems. A quick search of our site for ‘glyphosate’ will give you a lot of informative reading….
Well, behind the glyphosate empire stands Dennis Albaugh, featured in the video above, ranked by Forbes as #468 from the world’s billionaires.
If, after watching the video above, you feel Mr. Albaugh’s life is still not quite complete, then please purchase some Roundup, knowing that your contribution may help him with his desperately needed car parking extensions.
Alternatively, it would be nice if someone could tell Mr. Albaugh that a paradigm shift is urgently needed in agriculture, which doesn’t include poisoning our present and future, and that his great wealth could be utilised towards that end instead — i.e. to undo the damage he has facilitated. That would seem to me a far more satisfying legacy to bequeath his family, and the wider global community, than that found in wandering around a bunch of basically unused automobiles in the evening at the expense of every living thing on the planet.
It is fascinating to me how we humans can live in such a bubble of useless excess, and actually look visibly proud of it, rather than ashamed.
Live simply, so that others may simply live….
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. — Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher