posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 10:51 PM
Your post remind me when I was a kid.
They were talking and teaching about the '' Leisures society''
The movie ''planet of the apes'' went out and they talked about robots and chimps doing the jobs, we, humans shouldn't do.
They send the jobs abroad, close the shipyards and trash the steel industry. So we were suppose to have fun dancing disco and doing weed, the pill get
it funnier after all, since no fear of pregnancy, anyway there was still the vaccum cleaning !
GM made the Vega model, all machine made, no operators. Since defaults can't be seen by machine the car was a flop. But they tried.
They then did teach us, that machine were NOT removing jobs, they created more since someone has too build these machines, and repair them. Who would
get more jobs, paid higher.
More fun ahead, they sended the shop abroad, and we were making the machines.
AllenTown almost closed, New-york went almost Bankrupt. The Midwest went on Farm crisis.
Over Billions sold, folks cooks Big macs to get money.
Herpes and Aids cut the party.
Then the country who invented the television, or at least develloped it, was not manufacturing a single TV set by the end of of the 70's.
More fun, I guess.
We let the idea of ''leisure society'' to unemployement centers. We started the all shebang, with a new society.
Based on consumers, We have then the ''consumers society''. We consume goods we don't produce anymore, with money we don't have.
High rollers have big needs, drugs with powerfully addictive are welcome since is getting a repeated customers. the Crack addictions.
Party still raging, Hepatitis A,B,C, is invited.
Those you were affraid, might turn Geek, nerds or whaterever, and the information society would make them kings, without risk.
Pharmas and banks fills the balance sheets. Cures for diseases, Loans for masses, laundering money for high rollers.
The leisure society didn't work, why ? Simple.
Why would we want people to think, have fun, doing nothing, being free for nothing. These folks would have been parasites, since they don't produce,
don't work. The best thing is to eliminate them. They are useless. Or, we find them some usefull way of being.
Indebt them ! They will buy things they don't need, don't produce, but it is good for the bank balance sheets. Untill it bust.... Untill... now.
For the fun of it, Why not a little extra, like a good H5N1.......
How dare we ask for fun when 3 out 4 on this planet, don't even earn 2 bucks a day.
On the other side, those who don't dare, do nothing at the end.