What would our Paleolithic ancestors think if they could witness the collective hissy fit we’ve gotten ourselves into over the banning of plastic bags in Toronto? Surely, they would spear us to prevent such feeble specimens of humanity from polluting the gene pool with our dependencies, lack of imagination, and unwillingness to change!
Because, to hear some people tell it, banning plastic bags is the first stumble on a slippery slope that leads to the collapse of civilization. Mayor Rob Ford, chief apologist for all things retrogressive, spluttered “You can’t tell people they can’t give out plastic bags. To me it’s ludicrous.”
Look, let me tell you a story. Continue reading