Overshoot

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Toxic hypocrites
Hunting the Earth like criminals
God complex blinds your sight
No love – No justice
Our fate - your game
My hopes - your death

Earth is burning - slowly dying
Mankind is watching – Quietly dying

From large scale deforestation to oil spills
Ask your children how they feel
No need for guilt / Society condemns you
All that we built can be reduced to dust
Don't be stunned if they push you further
You need more, you'll never settle the score

I’ll never feel ashamed to stand against your secular torture
The Earth is getting rid of its parasites

Mankind fears the unpredictable
Lost in its own denial
You break it - Own up to it
But we don't give a shit

Schizophrenic politicians
The greedy scum needs to be destroyed

Earth is burning - slowly dying
Prometheus must die

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Commentary:

Humanity acts as if all resources were unlimited. Earth Overshoot Day (http://www.overshootday.org/) is the day when all the renewable resources of the planet in a given year are consumed by the population. Beyond that day humanity overconsumes the reserves of Nature and lives on credit for the rest of the year. This day backs up year after year and the proposed measures remain superficial. Politicians revel in the expert reports, shallow analyzes, and international conferences without fighting against the root causes that lead to this situation. Consumerism, capitalism, market economy, and sustainable development among others are slowly destroying the planet. Disconnected, artificialized, humanity will react once again too late to be able to face the depletion of natural resources.

"There cannot be much doubt, sustainable development is one of the most toxic recipes" Nicolas Georgescu-Roegen, Correspondance to J. Berry. (1991)

Development is a standard, shaped by a Western ideological system. Its sustainability over the centuries has led to its acceptance as a vital cog in the fulfillment of civilizations.

"The Western order of the world falls under structural violence. The West claims to be the torchbearer of universal values, of morals, of a civilization, of standards by which all peoples of the world are invited to take control of their destiny” Jean Ziegler, Hate for the West (2008)

The "death of Prometheus" is not in defense of the religious Revelation against the emancipation of mankind. The myth of Prometheus symbolizes the attempts of mankind towards knowledge and freedom: he stole the fire from the gods in order to give it to men. It symbolizes the domination of Nature by man; his material leanings.

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from Ordinary Violence, released October 21, 2016

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