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  •  I share these feelings of yours often (1+ / 0-)
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    but I wonder if this might be blaming the victim. People become passive when they are disempowered. Here's something from "the Story of Stuff"

    We see more advertisements in one year than people 50 years ago saw in a lifetime. And if you think about it, what is the point of an ad except to make us unhappy with what we have. So, 3,000 times a day, we’re told that our hair is wrong, our skin is wrong, clothes are wrong, our furniture is wrong, our cars are wrong, we are wrong but that it can all be made right if we just go shopping
    If you're constantly being pounded upon with "if it bleeds it leads" 24/7 media violence-whoring and stuffed with disempowering ad messages and stuffed with addictive sugar/salt coated "products" and sugary and/or alcoholic drinks, it is not easy to make substantial changes - even if you desperately want to.

    You may be right, we may die as a society, but it will be more from depression and disempowerment than laziness. And there are those who are profiting mightily from the herd of disempowered "consumers" - let's be sure to include them in our condemnations.  

    muddy water can best be cleared by leaving it alone

    by veritas curat on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 10:13:50 AM PDT

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