No. 20241 - Zebus Vampire - April 10th, 2012 - 10:02 AM
I think it's a lot simpler than that, greed. The haves think for us, tell us what we need to buy. Really it's a system built on fear, fear that we'll have to live without some product or service. It's even worse now in the digital world where all of a sudden it's a cultural more that 'everyone' has to have facebook, email, a smart phone with gps ect ect so that they can be kept track of. Not that I'm a conspiracy guy but putting tracking in smartphones and then making everyone want one was one of the greatest big brother schemes in history. Who needs a viewscreen when they can know where we are at all times?
Anyway, back to your point. It's just greed. All of that money that the 1% has has to come from somewhere, so they scrape it off the backs of the working class, the 99%. Just watched a film that illustrated this beautifully called 'In Time'. Maybe not the best film ever but a perfect example, in that world literally the time we live has become currency, and everyone has exactly 1 year past 25 to live, the rich elite control the system and charge exorbitant prices just to live (rent/commodities) then horde the time for themselves so that they fill their 'clock' and live forever. In the real world it works much the same, just with money. I thought it was a very clever 'take that' at the ever widening gap between the rich and poor in reality.