My God, why do we put ourselves through this daily hell?
All over the country there are people sitting in offices trying to make 2 hours of work last for an 8-hour day.
Have you ever tried to fill that extra six hours with make-work and anything else so the boss doesn’t give you more work?
That’s the incentive we have in America today to work hard – more work.
If your boss catches you at 10 AM, all finished up with your work for the day, he’ll find more work for you.
Will you be paid more? Of course not – don’t be stupid.
So that’s the message we send to our children: work hard and get rewarded with more work.
I think we see why so many Americans are in a daily malaise, just plodding through life.
Of course they can’t stop going to that job they hate, oh no.
Besides not being able to buy all the things they “need,” they won’t be able to pay the rent or mortgage or other bills.
That’s why we stay in the rat race. We’re under this illusion that doing so somehow makes us happy.
If we’re so happy, why are record numbers of Americans on anti-depressants?
Currently 10% of the population is on anti-depressants, which comes out to 31.8 million Americans.
Considering that these drugs average in price from $21 to $1,000 a month, that means we’re spending between $668 million and $31.8 billion…a month.
That comes out to $8.1 billion to $381.6 billion each year.
Can you begin to understand why our depression problem will never be ‘cured?’
Now take that times every other ailment that’s out there.
Again, this is how the corporations, the banks, and the multinationals want it.
They want you in slavery.
So why are we taking these drugs? Well, because we’re not happy, we’re miserable.
Why don’t we just stop lying to ourselves about all the problems in the world.
For instance, let’s stop stepping over this huge hole in the middle of the room, you know, the one all our manufacturing jobs fell through before landing in China.
Let’s talk about how this country was gutted by the bankers and the multinational corporations so they could save a few bucks.
Hell, Proctor & Gamble saved a few cents on each bar of soap by closing their American factories and shipping them to China.
Our own Senator Steve Daines helped ‘em do it for years. They enriched him for it.
That’s the system we have in America today, one rotten to the core.
Corruption is rewarded with money, hard work is rewarded with more mind-numbing work.
Am I the only one seeing a problem here?
Well, good luck solving it – you’d have to go through the moral abyss and cesspit of corruption we call Washington, D.C.
Anyone who heads to that bastion of sin will be corrupted the moment they step foot off the plane.
We know Tester and Daines and Zinke are bought and sold like chattel on auction – it’s how the system operates.
We’re told we have a choice between Dems and GOPers, but really, they’re the same – bought-off politicians pandering to their corporate, banking, and multinational overlords.
I mean, even the Clinton Foundation is only giving 6% of the money it raises to the actual causes it purports to represent.
That’s how their corporate, banking, and multinational overlords want it. Of course to the Clintons, those overlords are pals, chums, all around nice guys.
On top of the kickbacks our “representatives” receive from those nice guys, we as citizens actually pay them an annual salary to make our lives worse.
What is wrong with us?
I think a big part of the problem is the TV.
Currently we watch 5 hours of TV a day.
- That’s 35 hours a week;
- That’s 140 hours a month;
- That’s 1,680 hours a year;
On average, that’s 70 full days each year that we watch TV.
That comes out to about 13 straight years of TV for a lifetime.
Yes, that's a total of 13 years of our lives that we’re stuck in front of the box, eating up the corporate, banking, and multinational propaganda that’s shoved down our throats.
We’re the most brainwashed society in history.
My God, and how we like it.
We love it!
In fact, if it stops and we have to go a day without TV, we get ancy and nervous, even depressed.
Thankfully we have drugs for that, the kind the multinationals like to give us.
Let’s not get into how broken our healthcare system is and how we all die decades earlier than we should because we poison ourselves with the multinationals’ toxic brew.
For instance, did you know Tumeric may cure cancer…and certainly prevent it?
Woops – better press the ‘whacko’ button on me.
That’s what we do when anyone has the gall to question the way of things, like the gargantuan cesspit we call the cancer arm of the healthcare industry.
Nope, just take the drugs the multinationals tell you, keep eating the genetically-modified poison they put on our store shelves, and expect that 72-year life expectancy.
Be happy you have that much, they tell us.
Hey, they run things. We know that our politicians don’t run anything, except the country right into the ground, and that likely at the multinationals’ behest.
What are you going to do about it?
Probably lambast and browbeat me and call me a nut.
If you accept some of the things I say, however, you can do little more than nod your head to them.
What power do we have to change things?
Oh yeah, political power. Let’s take our choice between Dems and GOPers.
That’s really done the country a great deal of good over the past few decades, hasn’t it?
Out of control national debt, infrastructure falling apart, students up to their eyeballs in loans…I could go on, but why?
Why even care?
Nothing will change.
And that’s the rub – when you begin to think like that you settle in for a night of TV and that night stretches into a lifetime of TV (or at least 13 years).
You stop caring and the multinationals smile and nod and realize they’ve done their job well.
They have us hook, line and sinker...and we like it.
We like living in this terrible society we call America.
Again, the brainwashing. TV will do that.
Get ready for a whole new round of it when the 2016 election ads start up.
I’m glad I don’t have a TV anymore.
- I feel sorry for those that do.
- I feel sorry for this country.
- I feel sorry for the kids that aren’t even born yet.
My, we’ve left them a dandy, haven’t we?
What do you think they’ll write of us in the history books?
Aw, who cares – let’s see what’s on TV.