Forum Post: The Personal and The Political: A brief Manifesto for a Beautiful World, through a Revolution of Everyday Living for USA's 99%..
Posted 3 years ago on Feb. 11, 2018, 1:34 a.m. EST by ImNotMe
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It is the very ethos of American society that has to change. I agree with you. It is a very tall order and sometimes, I think, not very possible. But if we really think it is not possible - we wouldn't be here talking about it, right?
A long program of Neoliberalism, Capitalism, Consumerism, Advertising, brain washing, etc., has got us to this place. Love of stuff. Love of winning, as you say. And all so that the rich can get richer while the wannabe masses drool in admiration. It's just sickening.
I watched the Olympics last night, you know the bit when the teams march into the stadium and honestly, I felt embarrassed for how arrogant the Americans seemed. No humility.
We have to teach manners, humility, morals, tolerance, generosity, philosophy, poetry even and from an early age, so that people learn that life is not just about how much stuff you can acquire, it is about something much deeper.
We can actually create a society where people care about one another rather than constantly competing with one another. This is NOT the goal of the Oligarchy however, and yes .. at the moment they seem to be winning. "Seem to" being the critical words because ... is it actually sustainable? Life expectancy in USA is falling & suicides and drug use are up. Why? Because the psychological poison that the masses have been fed, is finally starting to kill them!
I have to believe in better and that the revolution is around the corner....
From a reply comment by bw to elf here: http://occupywallst.org/forum/for-those-of-the-99-truly-serious-about-non-violen/#comment-1075033 .... where the replies had reached the 15 comment limit of the mini-thread. Re.''Neoliberalism'' - please consider the following links:
Dr. Michael Hudson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH8FWrbzxEs and also see ..
Dr. Michael Watson:"History of Neoliberal Economics" https://youtu.be/iZzH8xxCzR0 +
per aspera ad astra ...