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Consumerism

Consumerism. A shallow religion founded on projection and illusion.


Themes related to Consumerism include advertising, debt and the Corporate Matrix.



recent Consumerism posts

View from the hill

Today,as I gazed down at the town from my hilltop, I saw a "man" who had inherited about £120,000 several years ago, and, rather than buy his council flat, he'd blown all the money on foreign holidays (which he couldn't recall, due to the vast intake of alcohol) and wanted to stay as he always had - unemployed, cared for (mothered) by the state, and permanently drunk. It's mildly annoying for

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advertising, alcohol, alienation, consciousness, consumerism, creativity, transport,
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Broke and Free

For hundreds of years the landed 'nobles' of Europe stole the produce of their serfs (slaves) and stole land from each other using the 'patriotic' curse to propel their slaves into war: millions of dead millions of widows millions of widowers millions of orphans millions of sufferers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and worse … much worse , and no treatment or understanding. And they no

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alcohol, consumerism, fiction, freedom, history, politics, psychology, reinventing slavery,
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hashtag needed non corporate social media

The very wealthy want ordinary people on zero-hours contracts, mindless, weary, drugged, consumers, in debt and paying them rent for "life" (if you can call it that). They want addicts of corporate "entertainment" and news. Clearly we need to be noncompliant, but what phrase, better still, what hashtag best describes this? #unplugged is no use, because it is widely used for 'time out', which

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consumerism, creativity, debt, freedom, responsibility, Social media,
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Where bottled water really comes from....

  copyright 2016  Marty Downs   Americans love their bottled water. It seems that they can't go anywhere without a bottle in their hand...and of course, in the other hand a smart (dumb) phone.  A satire of modern American materialism ... even when the product contains NOTHING ! Related: cartoons, consumerism, paintings, satire, miscellany 1

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cartoons, consumerism, miscellany 1, paintings, satire,
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obscene wealth inequality

Several news reports today highlight the growing domination of wealth, power and economic/banking control by the few. The Oxfam plea:  "Oxfam calls on governments to take action to reverse this trend. It wants workers paid a living wage and the gap with executive rewards to be narrowed. It calls for an end to the gender pay gap, compensation for unpaid care and the promotion of equal land

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banking, books, consumerism, corporations, economics, health, matrix, wealth, wellbeing,
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consumerism, happiness and creativity

Consumerism never made anyone happy.  Look at the faces (and bad manners) in any supermarket and you'll see.  In contrast, making or mending anything always produces satisfaction - try it :)  thought for the day:-  there's lizards, there's snakes  and corporate greed  the hoardings instruct me  'want more than you need' no thanks ... (tags: consumerism, creativity, meaningful,

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consumerism, creativity, meaningful, meaningful poems, poems,
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Corporate satire 1 - Yuppy executive under pressure

Chapter 1 Paul was eating a muffin from his left hand while combing his hair with his right. His girlfriend, Tiffany, was shouting at him to get the raise in salary he'd been promised by his boss, and demanding a more showy car; Saab or Mercedes, preferably. It was proving difficult to fend off her accusations, what with the clutter of other thoughts that had kept him awake most of the night …

tags:
consumerism, corporations, fast food, fiction, junk food, satire, yuppy,
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computerised cars and alienation

I've lost count of the number of people I know who have bought a new car, polished it daily for a few months, then began to lose interest. Things get even worse when such cars, less than a year old, start to develop baffling symptoms, and limp home at low speed with warning symbols on the dashboard. Then they get even worse when a garage wants to charge £30 (or more) to plug in a lead from their

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alienation, consumerism, DIY, individual, internet, transport, video,
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