Raw, adjective: 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture
Well, then, this makes me feel positively reactionary.
Talk about taking anti-consumerism to the next level. Welcome to the "freegan" movement, a.k.a. Dumpster Diving 101. I appreciate the way these guys embrace environmentalism as the foundation of their platform. It's extreme, no doubt; but don't all visionaries appear freakish before eventually being embraced by the mainstream? I like their critique of bourgeois environmentalism; they're right, it's not enough to buy a Prius. Buying "green" still isn't sustainable. Buying less is. And making oneself "absent from capitalism," as one interviewee aims for, certainly isn't easy, but baby steps toward that process are definitely, well, hot.
"Not Buying It," via NYT