So...people died not from consumerism, but from war. Since we don't conquer here in the US, most of our consumerism is based on trade.Extremely naive, but "there are none so blind as those who will not see." If you use a laptop or mobile phone, people died in wars over the conflict minerals used in these devices. Same with a hearing aid or the airbag in your car. Get your electricity through electrical cables? People died in wars over material used to make the insulation. Get water through a PVC pipe? Guess what? Golf or fish? Your clubs and sinkers are probably made of conflict minerals?
Under the present capitalist system, the only way to stop consuming at the expense of innocent life is to die yourself. I'd rather stick around and fight for a world that isn't built on blood sacrifice.