I’ve looked at the facts, I’ve weighed the evidence: Toxic pollution in downtown groundwater
is what you get when a large number of people perform their livelihoods wearing dry-cleaned clothing.
If you work in the financial services industry,
as a for instance, and are required to wear a clean, pressed suit to work each day,
take a look in the mirror. Your lifestyle dumps on future generations.
Those chemicals are a by-product of life in the higher socioeconomic class,
where people typically perform tasks that are of nebulous value to society, aside
from generating cash for those involved. The accompanying affluence
and overtly consumptive lifestyle ultimately turns out to be a blight.
The clean, pressed suits aren’t clean — they’re symbols of the underlying decay.
I challenge anyone to say otherwise.