Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot
Container City: Shipping containers, indispensable tool of the globalized consumer economy, reflect the skyline in Singapore, one of the world’s busiest ports.
While Saturday, March 15 was a normal weekend day, much like any other, for the vast majority of the world, for a select few defenders of white men and the white race in general, it was a day of political action.
Organized by a white guy from Massachusetts named Kyle Hunt, the White Man March, as it was called, was intended to be a worldwide, semi-coordinated effort of oppressed white men to demand their rights and fight back against “diversity,” which, in their telling, is a codeword for “white genocide.”
Unfortunately for embattled white guys everywhere, the event seems to have been something of a flop, with very few attendees and precious little non-mocking coverage from the media. But that’s not to say the whole thing was for naught; on Twitter, it led to the explosion of a mocking hashtag, #whitemanmarchprotestsigns, which provided countless numbers of bored weekend tweeters with something funny to do on an otherwise uneventful Saturday.
Here, then, are some of the better #whitemanmarchprotestsigns tweets:
White males are under attack! We're only 90% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies! IT USED TO BE 100% #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Elon James White (@elonjames) March 15, 2014
BUT THEY USE THAT WORD ALL THE TIME #whitemanmarchprotestsigns— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) March 15, 2014
What do we want? More pumpkin flavored food items! When do we want it? NOW! #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Jesse LaGreca (@JesseLaGreca) March 15, 2014
I wish Black people would take some personal responsibility while I blame all my problems on President Obama #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— GrooveSDC (@GrooveSDC) March 15, 2014
What do we want EVERYTHING When do we want it STILL #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Classic Charles (@Ugarles) March 15, 2014
CALLING ME RACIST IS RACIST #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) March 15, 2014
I OWN "THE BLIND SIDE" ON BLU RAY #whitemanmarchprotestsigns— The Astronope (@GeneAdrift) March 15, 2014
I understand racism; my grandfather was Irish #whitemanmarchprotestsigns— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) March 16, 2014
#WhiteManMarchProtestSigns [it's a low res print out of the dave matthews band logo]— kept_simple (@kept_simple) March 15, 2014
Man Covering His Mouth: A shepherd by the Yellow River cannot stand the smell, Inner Mongolia, China
Angry Crowd: People jostle for food relief distribution following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
“Black Friday” Shoppers: Aggressive bargain hunters push through the front doors of the Boise Towne Square mall as they are opened at 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2007, Boise, Idaho, USA
Suburban Sprawl: aerial view of landscape outside Miami, Florida, shows 13 golf courses amongst track homes on the edge of the Everglades.
Toxic Landscape: Aerial view of the tar sands region, where mining operations and tailings ponds are so vast they can be seen from outer space; Alberta, Canada
Ice Waterfall: In both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, ice is retreating. Melting water on icecap, North East Land, Svalbard, Norway
Satellite Dishes: The rooftops of Aleppo, Syria, one of the world’s oldest cities, are covered with satellite dishes, linking residents to a globalized consumer culture.
Child Brides: Tahani, 8, is seen with her husband Majed, 27, and her former classmate Ghada, 8, and her husband in Hajjah, Yemen, July 26, 2010.
Megalopolis: Shanghai, China, a sprawling megacity of 24 Million
Big Hole: The Mir Mine in Russia is the world’s largest diamond mine.
Clear-cut: Industrial forestry degrading public lands, Willamette National Forest, Oregon
Computer Dump: Massive quantities of waste from obsolete computers and other electronics are typically shipped to the developing world for sorting and/or disposal. Photo from Accra, Ghana.
Oil Spill Fire: Aerial view of an oil fire following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Gulf of Mexico
Airplane Contrails: Globalized transportation networks, especially commercial aviation, are a major contributor of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo of contrails in the west London sky over the River Thames, London, England.
Fire: More frequent and more intense wildfires (such as this one in Colorado, USA) are another consequence of a warming planet.