16 November 2007

Pursuit of crap we can't afford

There was an interesting blog post on Daily Galaxy about how the concept of encompassing consumerism as a means of enabling society leads to depression, unhappiness, etc. No shit! It is disheartening that with all the technological achievements our greatest achievements are revered as useless consumer products. Consumerism seems to be a convenient way to pacify a population (NASCAR, TV, sports, fashion, luxury cars, blah blah) across all walks of life. We can be ruled any way they want us to as long as we have our worthless gizmos and mind-numbing entertainment to occupy our time. Thank heavens I live in Iraq in a trailer far away from all the advertising and brain-washing in getting us to buy shit instead of looking at the world around us. I've never been happier!