“The past 150 years have seen a significant increase in the toxicity of both domestic and industrial wastes. The waste stream used to consist mainly of natural products, such as paper, wood and fabrics – neutral wastes which seldom caused problems. But nowadays, many products include high levels of heavy metals and, in addition, synthetic plastics such as PVC, whose disposal has caused enormous health and environmental problems, plus a toxic legacy for future generations”. Dr Vyvyan Howard 2005 
Mauled by a voracious «zombie» economy, we are playing with fire in more ways than one. As if haunted by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, our era is now a byword for physical and moral decay. A logic of asymmetric warfare and a headlong flight from reality pervades many levels of Western civilization, sucked dry by unprecedented political and financial corruption. The following story is inspired by the principle that in the microcosm, one beholds features of the macrocosm. The issue this time : the future of a comely parish in Cornwall by the name of St Dennis (Tredhinas in Cornish) and with a population of just under 3,000 souls.
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