MOD WARNING!!!! (Read this before posting) You've seen it before. Everyone knows things are bad, especially the people who want to profit off of it. It used to just be $70 Che Guevara T-Shirts, but things are advancing beyond that. There's an entire industry dedicated to taking all of us who are looking at the world and saying "The way things are just isn't right" and crippling our ability to actually change it by saying "It's alright, just buy my product instead and you can make a difference without any meaningful change in your life." No, damn it, buying Starbucks Coffee isn't going to make a meaningful difference in the world. I don't care if those shoes are made from recycled tires and all of the proceeds (creatively defined to be almost nothing) go to children in Africa. They're illusions. Spooks. You aren't fixing anything by buying away your consumer guilt. I think we're all sick of vapid hipsters pretending at activism when they're really just buying the image of an alternative lifestyle. Here's my alternative: Mob in the streets. Scream at the top of your lungs. <Rule 6> Structural change is necessary. The shallow existence we attribute to consumerism is a symptom of the capitalist west dying. Humanity and Nature are united as enemies of Late Capitalism.