Washing the Brain

Dennis R Redmond dredmond at SPAMoregon.uoregon.edu
Mon Nov 27 22:38:54 MST 2000

On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Jose G. Perez wrote:

> The population has been massively brainwashed and
> enslaved to fetishistic and compulsive consumption.

Nonsense, they're just entirely realistic about the twin parties of Wall
Street in charge of what's left of the American Empire and figure,
correctly, that they might as well grab what they can from the system
while the good times last. Austerity is what generates manic
consumption; if folks had EU-style living standards, then they'd demand
EU-style reductions in the workweek, vacations, leisure time, etc. Only by
experiencing more can subjects freely choose less.

-- Dennis

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