I'm not reflexively against consumption. I consume things. I discard things.
I own a car. When I am done with my car--After I drive it as long as it will run--I will discard the car.
People need jobs making and selling things. There are many valid reasons that people want to make use of material things.
I'm not looking to make a softball point that our Texas and United States flags stand in large part for our right to use stuff and then to toss it away.
Yet there is the picture as seen at an auto demolition yard near the Houston Ship Channel. There sure are a lot of cars in that lot.
So make of it what you will. See the picture using both nuance, and a recognition of what the photo shows--Even if unintentionally--clearly enough.
(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)