Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This totally doesn't matter.

posted by The Vidiot @ 8:00 AM Permalink

When you read something like this
Dissatisfaction with capitalism is widespread around the globe 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall that heralded the demise of European communism, a poll released Monday showed.
You might think that the world might have a chance to change. However, the article points out that:
In only the United States (25 percent) and Pakistan (21 percent), did more than one in five people agree that capitalism works well in its current form, the poll conducted for BBC World said.
showing that the world's most supposedly educated population is the most thoroughly brainwashed.

It makes sense that it's the United States that has the most true believers. Between what we're brainwashed to believe from the youngest age to what our brains are fed via our media, how our reality is created vs. the rest of the world's, it's no surprise that no matter how obviously controlled the society is, no matter how obvious it is that the divide between the haves and have-nots has gotten greater, no matter how obvious it is that the poor far outnumber the rich, that the middle class is just taking hit after hit after hit, no matter how much what is seen contradicts what is experienced, Americans still can't shake their belief in the almighty system of capitalism.

It doesn't bode well for a world-wide revolution. It's hard to get behind a revolution that will shake down the social order when that couch is just so comfy and those chips are just so tasty.

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At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" ... showing that the world's most supposedly educated population is the most thoroughly brainwashed."

One of the hallmarks of *Fascistly-predisposed Capitalism is that it can perpetuate a most effective system of societal brainwashing -- a-la the bought-and-paid-for paradigm of education -- ever devised.

*Fascistly-predisposed Capitalism is what America has always had. When the need is there, its rulers can act very progressive. But as humanity's environmentally unfriendly population continues to expand, increasingly, so does the murderous nature of its fundamentally tyrannical government.

With the death-march, insider knowledge of tyranny, it's that top one percent of the opulent minority who guarantees its own survival above and beyond the rest of the planet's hoi-polloi.

In the end, it's all about knowing where the real "Places of Safety" are at.


At 1:48 PM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

And yet so many are complacent.

At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's all a part of the education we get from the government (the premier sponsor for the destruction of America as-we-know-it).

By pre-empting and absorbing that section of society that sustains our culture's defining myths, we have actually allowed those usual suspects to compose and direct just how "we" are supposed to confront our own national dissolution.

As a consequence, we have been trained -- as a population -- to practice the "safe" escapism of bread-and-circuses.

Cultural procrastination beyond termination.



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