Middle Class Lifestyle – Fatal Environmental Consequences

Jon Van Loon

Copyright 2013 Jon Van Loon

Smashwords Edition



Preface

This book is an attempt to demonstrate just how deeply embedded the now rapidly growing problems destabilizing our environment are ingrained in the common functions that constitute daily life particularly related to the upper and middle class. These range from our personal life style ritual through the various societal, political, business and other infrastructure that ticks and tocks relentlessly in the course of a typical day worldwide. Trouble is in these crucial spheres NOBODY REALLY CARES. Think that this is crazy? Please do me the kindness of reading on before passing judgment.

Lest the reader think that I am writing embedded in a democratic political system and that the material herein is a condemnation of this particular ideology; I must firmly at this early stage allay this misconception.

Yes I am a ‘child’ of the democratic system and have headquartered therein. However my pathway throughout my professional days has deposited me in political jurisdictions in many lands. Thereby I was required to interact and work with political systems that ranged from Communist to Dictator to the extreme right wing. I was also exposed to the problems of working among opposing religious entities and sects and could observe the evils that were wrought by colonialism and particularly the disasters this evoked on indigenous populations.

It is important to stress that this book will likely annoy a large variety of sections of our society and it was designed to do just that. My hope is that the annoyance will be the ‘bur under the saddle’ so to speak that will introduce into our minds the real gravity of our environmental problems. More importantly might this keep concern for the real fundamental problems of maintaining a mankind sustainable biosphere constantly in our thoughts?

What is presented here is often linked to the topics and material from my other books. This is essential. The material in these former books covers accurately most of the subject matter crucial to the fate and eventual collapse of a mankind sustainable worldwide ecosystem. Thus their validity holds and can still be recommended to those seeking the straightforward overview of our deteriorating environmental situation. There is also much new material presented and most of the former material is focused on the most culpable determinants and hence reformulated in a manner appropriate for this purpose.

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