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  •  But, I want to be rich! (6+ / 0-)

    and have a mansion, five cars, never work, have someone else do all my lawn care and maybe even wipe my ass on the holidays! The world is infinite and I deserve it! I don't care how many hundreds of thousands have to die in wars to secure resources, or how many we have to torture in order to secure my American Dream!

    I'll just by real estate around Orlando and egg on Global Climate Change and hope that I'll have beach front property to sell off by the time I grow old and gray!

    It is my BIRTHRIGHT!

    And even though I don't have any of this yet, I will vehemenetly oppose anyone who speaks out against perpetual growth promised by capitalism! And even though I'll probably die poorer than my parents were in the 90's, I will have died with my honor as an American who chased the DREAM OF BEING RICH!

    Screw the world, give me money. Who gives a fuck because I won't be around in 100 years.

    Do you know how many people I know who are just like this? And how corporate owned media supports this notion through and through. Our culture is permeated by this sense of entitlement without a care of the past or the future. The desire to "get our own" (and then deny it to everyone else) is destroying our planet. So sad that we are chasing after our own creations and not paying attention to this beautiful world around us. Measuring our lives by the amount of money we have rather than the number of friends. Measuring our lives by the number of objects and not the number of days spent in an unspoiled world...

    Where is the rest that was promised to us with industrialization? Where is the relaxation of machines taking care of our hardest work (producing food, because that is really all we need [oh and water too])? Where?

    Oh yeah, every last one of us who bought into materialism and taught it to our children destroyed any promise of that. All the while the top 1% hoards more and more for themselves.

    Why do we have to work 40 hours a week effectively creating nothing and destroying everything? Why does our food come from across the oceans? Why do we not have vacation? Why do we repeal environmental laws that allow nature to make a come back? Why do we value a suburban lifestyle with a large lawn and two or three car garage?

    Who decided this for the future of our world?

    To whom it may concern: I am an American citizen. Not an American consumer. I am a human being, not a variable in the capitalist system.

    by FinchJ on Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 03:11:05 PM PDT

    •  Well said rant, and great sig. (0+ / 0-)

      They say time heals everything. While I'm still waiting. I am not ready to make nice, Nor back Down. "The Chicks".

      by vzfk3s on Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 04:11:28 PM PDT

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