Everywhere I look, someone is trying to influence my decisions. They think that if they can say just the right words, they will succeed in transferring my money into their bank account. To these people I say: "How stupid do you think I am?"
One of the reflections of the way both religions have lost their ethical core is that the vast majority of people in both religious worlds have allowed their winter holidays into orgies of consumerism.
In our effort to find satisfaction in consumption, we're converted from citizens to consumers. The implications are profound. Consider the impact on just two parts of our lives: the family and the community.
We need a self-subversion party where we all get together across the country and find ways to encourage and empower one another to truly and honestly remove the things we don't need and then give those things to the people who have nothing. Maybe we can start one today.
What so desperately needs forgetting? Drink the Kool-Aid like Chance the Gardener and the very question recedes. Americans want to live in Pleasantville, and every pill they take and ad they watch is their friend.