What has happened is that society has firstly gotten, let's say, STUPID. Fortunately for some, technology for gadgetry is running rampant and it can help organize your life (big smile). People will usually buy the next flashy digital whatever and stare at it in wonder all the while confusing it for innovation.
Possible causes for this are education (or lack there of) and total bombardment of the senses (or media mind control), everywhere of what to buy, how to look, what cool is and my favorite; the meassure of success. Success cannot be measured in monetary terms. It is the betterment of ones self with respect to global impact (and no it is not a glabal warming thing).
'The moral imperative of life is to live a life that detracts not at all from the lives available to those who will follow us into this world."
- Don Robertson, The American Philosopher
Basically that our vision should not be about the next 5 or even 20 years, but beyond that, a thousand years or more. At this point in time, the only innovation that is created is something that will make the masses spend more and more. The next flashy gadget or reaaaaalllllyyyyy sharp T.V. (stunned)
A What? is that what our 40 hour a week enslavement is working towards these days?
Our system of life though, dictates that we live 1/4 by 1/4. The financial quarter. Where is all this money in the world going? It seems to me that there is a huge detraction of present lives being affected everday, let alone the future. How can there be a future when most cannot even see the present.
Why are we still feeding a system that is waaaaayyyy past it's term. It has gotten downright ... what's that word? Oh yeah STUPID! Why are we still playing this game when there are plenty of resources for everyone? It's the greed that begins at the top that is the problem. Sorry, it doesn't stop there, it seeps down, and the roots have taken a very good hold. In case yawl (hope I spelt it correctly) hadn't noticed, we are in the middle of a large money grab (land too). I am getting what I can, and getting out.
The number one priority of corporations at the moment seems to be "cash on hand". Now why would that be? Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Some say it is to by up-coming technologies, rubbish. Didn't we establish many years ago that monopolies and cartells are a bad thing? LOOK AROUND. Read the statements and see beyond them. I have found lately that when I watch something, I notice the flagrant propaganda.
Some will argue that the population explosion is to blame, and so countries like India and China are also at fault. This insessent need to blame is beyond my comprehension. You are blaming a system that you created. World Bank, IMF ring any bells?
People are also making more money, and are enticed into thinking that they need these devices, these gadgets, the flashy car, the huge house; if they want to compare penises (choose what you want ladies) then just whip them out.
If you're offended by that; then suck it up princess. I have figured out that the ones that get offended by statements are generally the ones that have stopped thinking. They could not have an original thought to save their lives at this point. Why, because they will always believe in the failing system. They take comments that are meant in a general context and personalize them; you got a personal attack out of what?
And let's not forget the fact that most people will perish in a financial collapse, simply because they will not have the knowledge to do anything not related to their carreer path in life (what do you mean you don't need an accountant at the moment; I could mow my lawn, and plant something. I know, pot, then I could sell it, and get.that..money...that....is.....currently.......useless.........doh). Learn as much as you can in life.
"What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires — desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way."
— Bertrand Russell, Roads to Freedom
I saw that quote shortly after having an argument with a friend because he took something personal when we were discussig global issues. If I attack his system with logic, it is a personal one?
I was sitting at lunch the other day with an ex co-worker and others, people have not seen this guy in 3 or 4 months and the main topics of discussions were mortgages, life insurance, money; finally I broke and said that the topic of discussion had to change. That I could hear about money everywhere; on the street, on the buses, everywhere. Point is, people have nothing really to talk about in their mass produced xenophobic lives.
Divide And Conquer - ringing any bells for anyone? Anyone? Beuller?
Now here is a concept that does work. Basically you're the minority of the planet, but you want the majority to think your way. Well then why not divide and conquer? Fear is an excellent weapon here as you can make people be afraid of ... anything really, even themselves. Make them afraid of each other, make them compete with each other. Make them so xenophobic that if the world was falling apart and their neighbor came by for help, that they would be too afraid to let them in. Ding. Now keep plastering images of “good 'ol” something. Trust the product, trust the company. Ding.
Survival of the fittest? No. Survival of the richest. Why? I will tell you that it does not take intelligence to make money. But it does take cunning and a certain moral flexibility.