posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 12:56 PM
a reply to: johnnyBgood
Right, among other things I can remember, not only the government but corporate greed as well stealing the unpopular or illegal then repackaging for
their own profits.
Alcohol/moonshine/prohibition - State funded and government controlled liquor and alcohol
Street numbers - State funded and government controlled lottery
Devils music, blues, jazz - hijacked by corporate record labels, copycats repackaged as rock and roll, culture into profit
Reefer madness - the demonic weed, now gaining support as states endorse it, soon to be fully state funded and government controlled and regulated.
Always remember nothing will stay pure or grassroots if it is an idea that can be capitalized on to make money especially if it is found to have a
market that exists that can be expanded or pushed...
As far as the logic though, some of these things work in reverse, the corporate machine can create situations where something is practical and
popular, they then release technology incrementally so that it can be capitalized on instead of creating a long lasting product that has features
built in that last. (using Planned obsolescence as profit making in autos, appliances and other consumables)
One thing in this category is the smart phone, once it was discovered that a cell phone can become something a person will spend 6 or 700.00 usd on,
pay a bill over 100 a month regardless of their ability to afford it, companies use this "crack" to render obsolete features, hardware withing 3-6
months to force many to upgrade, buy new plans and continue feed the corporation because they create the newest thing, the best gadget, the innovation
we all can't wait for.....