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"I SHOP THEREFORE I AM": CONSUMERISM & THE SMILING JAWS OF CORPORATE GREED

by Kenji
"I SHOP THEREFORE I AM": CONSUMERISM & THE SMILING JAWS OF CORPORATE GREED by Kenji
click on the green, here Capitalism depends on convincing us we want and need products we don’t really need at all. Celebrity culture, bombardment with commercials, corporations finding ways to enrich further the already powerful, constant media brainwashing, waste, mass obesity. Consume, consume, consume- consume even the environmental movement (neutered and gobbled up), and so headlong towards a precipice. “When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.” (Native American saying) “We are terrorised into being consumers” (John Zerzan) “I want to live… Read more

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Capitalism depends on convincing us we want and need products we don’t really need at all. Celebrity culture, bombardment with commercials, corporations finding ways to enrich further the already powerful, constant media brainwashing, waste, mass obesity. Consume, consume, consume- consume even the environmental movement (neutered and gobbled up), and so headlong towards a precipice.

“When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.” (Native American saying)

“We are terrorised into being consumers” (John Zerzan)

“I want to live in a world where human beings, not corporate entities, create the future.” (Kalle Lasn)

“It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.” (Bertrand Russell)

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“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell” (Edward Abbey)

“Trying to reduce environmental pollution without reducing consumerism is like combatting drug trafficking without reducing the drug addiction.” (Jorge Majfud)

“The corruption of the American soul is consumerism” (Ben Nicholson)

“One thing we must get rid of is consumerism, we have to learn to spend what is necessary.” (Hugo Chavez)

“How do you take a medium seriously when it is so laced with high decibel reminders to run right out to your supermarket, your drug store, your friendly car dealer, your favorite department store and buy…. That’s the twentieth century marching song — buy!” (Rod Serling)

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” (Mohandas K. Gandhi)

“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven” (Jesus Christ)

“Go and give all you have to the poor” (Jesus Christ)

ANTI-CONSUMERISM

Hourray for the Occupy Wall Street and global protesters, and down with Ronald McDonald, down with Rupert Murdoch, down with the greedy bankers, city fat cats, media tycoons, rich tax avoiders, billionaires and ruthless voracious multi-national corporations

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