at least this is how corporations, politicians, economists, salespeople, artists, actors, musicians, writers and governments all want us to think; but surely this just makes us worthless little commodities ourselves, allowed to quietly live and breed, as long as we don’t make a fuss, as long as we don’t go on strike and upset their apple cart, as long as we don’t object to being wage slaves with but one use ~ to make others richer, while we remain poor and impoverished, with a limited shelf-life, before we are thrown on the rubbish heap because we have gotten a little tarnished (sick), scratched (seriously ill) or, heaven forfend, a little out of touch (old) … past our sell-by-date.
And how does this make us feel? Do we feel sucked dry of our vital juices? Do we feel unwanted and unloved by our politicians and (their donors) the corporations and their media shills* who find it so difficult to print the truth about the state of our lives and of this planet. Why are corporations, e.g. banks, grocery store chains, insurance companies, media conglomerates, clothing retailers, betting shops, casino operations, alcohol distributers, financial services and stockbrokers et al, all more important than human beings? And how easily have we human beings allowed ourselves to be sold down the river? How easily have we been sold a mess of pottage when everyone should be eating the same good food off of the same table?
We all have to wake up to what is going on around us; take stock of our lives and re-evaluate our commitments to the rest of the people in this world. This life is much more important than the stock/share prices on the Dow Jones, FTSE 100, the DAX, the Cac 40, the Hang Seng or the Nikkei exchanges. Check out what the people of Greece are doing right now, basically rebelling after decades and decades of corruption by their politicians, corporations and government. The Greek people are our brothers and sisters and they have been continually violated by officials and organizations placed in positions of trust who have proved so unworthy of this honour. Look also at what Spanish, Portuguese, Irish, U.S. and English governments are doing to try and hold onto the remnants of countries raped and pillaged by small groups of power and money hungry traitors.
I consume, therefore I am NOT.
I Love, therefore I am …
* 1. a person who poses as a customer in order to decoy others into participating, as at a gambling house, auction, confidence game, etc
2. a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty
according to Dictionary.com
a confidence trickster’s assistant
according to the World English Dictionary