The “debate” on the Tasmanian salmon industry

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The “debate” will go on (how is it even a debate?) Meanwhile money talks. The benefactors of this industry will inevitably be left at an advantage, even if they “lose” 20 years from now. The “loss” will be only ceremonial in nature. Any punitive measure will be a slap on the wrist as if all they did was steal a loaf of bread.

The blood money will then likely be fed into the next generation of shady investments and nobody will bat an eyelid until someone who isn’t a coward says something AFTER the damage has been done.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Don’t pretend like you don’t know how this goes. Even before the industrial revolution humans were greedy pieces of shit by nature. Now we have the means for mass production and enslaving the masses and normalising this all the same. So nothing has changed but arguably it’s gotten worse and the cycle will just continue.

Humans are a force for evil in this world. Intelligence and civilisation are our curse to bear. Personally I’m ashamed on behalf of all the organisms whose ecosystems we’ve completely fucked for the most childish intentions (greed and pride).

Salmon industry is just one damn facet of this grotesque spectacle I’ll be watching until I die, and then those after me whom will inhabit a slightly more dystopian world. We are living only a fraction of a blip on the cosmic calendar. The cosmic dance continues. 


Submitted: April 23, 2021

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