Das deutsche Bildungssystem ist wie eine Fließbandfabrik.
Es geht nicht um die glückliche Zukunft des einzelnen Schülers. Nein, es geht darum möglichst schnell, günstig und effizient “Nahrung” für den Arbeitsmarkt zu produzieren. Wie Hühnchen in der Fleischproduktion bekommen wir die Flügel gestutzt damit wir nicht ausbrechen, nicht wegfliegen oder uns wehren. Wir werden gerupft, von jeglichen individuellen Merkmalen befreit bis wir alle gleich aussehen, gleich denken, das gleiche wollen. Dauert die Produktion zu lange wird es uneffizient für die Produzenten, Überstunden in Form von G8, wenn nötig sogar Nachtschichten für alle Beteiligten werden gerne für einen höheren Gewinn in Kauf genommen. Bloß niemals das Fließband abstellen! Entspricht ein Produkt nicht der Norm, den Vorstellungen des Verbrauchers wird es noch einmal zurückgestuft und solange überarbeitet bis es endlich den engstirnigen Anforderungen gerecht wird. Ist es immer noch nicht gut genug wird es aussortiert. Jedes Jahr gibt es Nachschub, Frischfleisch, das es durch das katastrophale Fabriksystem zu schleusen gilt um den Hunger des gefräßigen Arbeitsmarkts zu stillen.Die eigentliche Frage ist: In welcher Fabrik hat sich jemals jemand für das Schicksal des Produktes interessiert?Die zweite Frage: Sind wir wirklich so wehrlos wie Hühnchen in einer Fleischfabrik…
The hippies were right
1 Make love, not war. It’s a cliché, but it’s as sensible as anything anyone ever said anywhere. The Vietnam of the past is the Iraq of the present. We’re still at war, and would prefer not to be.
2 Natural foods are a way of life, not a lifestyle. Natural foods are not a fad diet. When people eat natural foods, and eat slow food and cook at home, those people enjoy better health. We know that people are committed to eating healthy, natural food because Outpost owners stick around, even during a recession.
3 Buying bulk saves money & the planet. “Unpackaged,” a new store in London recently opened its doors, marketing itself on this premise: customers buy empty containers, fill them in the store and return to re-fill them when they are empty. This keeps prices down, and keeps bottles out of landfill. We agree, and it’s why we’ve been offering bulk grains, soup, tea and spices for decades.
4 Pesticides are harmful. We instinctively know this. A pesticide kills bugs, so why would we want to eat it?
5 Cooperation is better than corporation. It works for Outpost, of course, but consider others. Think about the recession. Think about the banks. Then think about the credit unions. The credit unions fared better because of their cooperative, less risky business model.
6 Knowing where your food comes from makes sense. “Know your farmer, know your food,”. Whether it was a slogan on a sandwich board in 1973 or a clever piece of copywriting out of Washington , the fact remains that consumers are less likely to suffer from food-borne illnesses if they know where their food comes from. This isn’t just about touchy-feely community relations. Recall the October New York Times article exposing how ground beef products can be made up of different cuts of meat from different slaughterhouses — impossible to trace. The reporter told the story of dance instructor Stephanie Smith, whose E.coli-tainted hamburger meat put her in a coma for nine weeks. How can we keep food safe when we don’t know where it came from? We can’t.
7 Herbs are nature’s pharmacy. If a natural remedy can cure what ails you, why use anything else?
8 Logo t-shirts are cool. Just ask Alterra or Milwaukee’s Teecycle Tim, who runs a business selling vintage logo shirts.
9 So are Red Wing boots with vibram soles. It’s how you wear ‘em.
10 Freedom. People everywhere just want to be free.
11 Yoga. People everywhere just want to be flexible, strong, calm and pretty.
12 Composting. Even hip NYC urbanites are composting in their teeny kitchens these days. And the mayor of San Francisco made it a rule. If you don’t compost your food scraps, they smack your legs. Of course, San Francisco officials are now coming under attack for supplying residents with toxic composting material, so I guess they’re the ones getting their legs smacked. Lesson learned: It pays to research your compost.
13 Fair trade. It’s only fair.
14 Collecting rainwater. While this is outlawed in some western states, this makes common sense here. Protect that lake, people!
15 Growing our own food. There’s an amazing amount of satisfaction to be gained from eating food you grew out of your own spot of earth.
16 Meditation. This is going to keep on growing in popularity. We are information-saturated; imagine being able to empty your mind!
17 Joplin,Hendrix, Dylan the Stones and the Beatles.
Love them or not, there’s no denying the influence.
18 Community works.
Small-based businesses coming together as a community have pooled their talents and resources to promote themselves, each other, the city and the shop local ethos.
“I’m just trying to create a musical realm that people are invited to come and enjoy but it’s hard, people want to judge and hate and that’s just something I’m starting to deal with now because I know that this album is going to come out in a couple of months and I’m going to have to deal with the rejection.”
# beautiful HQ photo
Good lord my ovaries