There's a lot of fucked up realities we have to deal with as Americans, like how the minerals in our phones are mined by child slaves, but you can mitigate those realities by demanding products are made to last longer and by not buying the newest version of your phone every time they come out with an insignificant hyped up feature. Leftists appear to be the worst when it comes to rampant consumerism and turn a blind eye at the negative impact of people they claim to care about in the third world, but you know what they say: out of sight, out of mind.