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The American Dream Is a Lie!!

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posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 01:41 PM
I think the American dream is a lie; it’s a very good lie that is in place for no other reason to appease the masses of proletarians but benefit the bourgeois. You get brain washed into believing at a young age that you can be born into a desperately poor family, you can work your way to the top by conforming to the capitalist rhetoric that is pressed upon you every day. The only way you can get rich is hard work, or so they have taught you, but as the proletarians among you are always working for the selfish bourgeois you can never be “rich” as they control you. Think about it it’s the rich that control your politics, media, education, health care and indirectly your life, you the poor are their slaves.

The proletariat work for the rich man the idea is that you make enough money, use this money to pay for a nice house, nice cloths, nice car and a nice family. You work for the rich guy and then he pays you generously, but you give him back the money that you have earned to buy up his goods, his property. This gives you the illusion that you are moving up the capitalist ladder, living the American dream, but in reality all you’re doing is funding the rich man’s American dream. His idea of the dream is to maintain his control over the property and wealth of the state and thus control over the poor proletariat who are deluded thanks to this control.

You can never work to be at the top because to do so, you would have to topple the guy at the top of the capitalist ladder and, unfortunately for you, he controls you. A master would never let his dog take him for a walk and likewise the rich bourgeois man will never have his worker, his slave, reach his level on the capitalist ladder because to do so would be self defeating. It would be like your boss volunteering to take a demotion so you, his subordinate can be promoted into his better job, just never happens.

Despite this most obvious of contradictions in the American dream the illusion goes on. You are taught if you can get into a good education you can prosper, however to do so you have to pay the bills charged by the “good” schools for a “good” education. But how can a child form a poor family utilise education to prosper, if the family cannot afford to send him to a “good” school? This system means that it is only the rich man who can send his children to the good schools and so the unfairness continues.

The same can be said for health care, we all know that if you are one of the very few lucky bourgeois and you are diagnosed with cancer, you can afford to pay for the best treatment in the land. Whereas the poor have to suffer quietly with a lesser quality of treatment, because the rich have monopolised the system. It does make one think; is it fair that the rich can live were the poor do not merely because of the size of their wallet? Surely it is a true damnation of the “free world” where the choice over life and death is determined by ability to pay rather than one’s needs.

Then we have their tool, the machinery that drives the illusion of the American dream money, and I for one hate them for it. Money is the cornerstone of our modern life and indeed most of human history. It is what we use to maintain order without money there would be anarchy, quite literally. Despite this I hate it, it’s a necessary evil that we have to endure to survive. Entire nations go to war in the name of it, it splits up families, people kill for it and it funds the most hideous of gluttony and corruption. We are in a constant battle with in our self’s to have more bits of this evil little paper no matter what the cost to our moral fibre. As a person often you are judged not by your sense of common decency and moral standing but the size of your bank account. More money means more respect, power, property, goods, pleasure, and at times, even invisibility from morals and even law and order.

The bourgeois it seems at times control the proletariat, it give them the real power the rest of us are a slave to their evil little bits of paper and thus to the bourgeois. We work until our figures are raw in the quest to amass an ever bigger pile of the evil little bits paper working for the rich man. This however is an illusion all we are doing is making his pile of the evil paper grow and with it his corruption and materialistic prowess. The more we work the more money his corporation makes but the poor man’s salary remains the same.

In its evil it is all controlling, we cannot live effectively without it and it is in this realisation that we must submit to this power and the power of those who wield the masses of the evil little bits of paper, the rich bourgeois. The alternative is to redistribute the wealth however even in doing so the fundamentals that make money a great evil still exist. It is with thus that we reach the conclusion that the only way to stop its evil corruption is to eliminate it form society but to do so would bring about a evil worse than that presented by the presence of this evil money. It is a vicious circle with no way out that has brainwashed and deceived us all, it is the tool with which the bourgeois men control us all and so once again the illusion of the American dream continues.

With these realisations we see that you have all been brain washed, there is no such thing as the American dream, American freedom and for most of you American capitalism the bourgeois control you. You, the poor proletariat are all being conned by a system that has benefited the totalitarian rich for all too long. You are their slaves, their dogs and you all role over and take it because you have internalised capitalist rhetoric that they teach you at school, regurgitate over you through their corrupt media and ultimately lie to you about through their puppet politicians. “Freedom is slavery” wake up! The only way out of it is if you, the proletariat, to put in the words of Karl Marx, “unite” against this totalitarian capitalism. Marx once said that “The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win”.

Oh and happy 4th of July

[edit on 4-7-2010 by kevinunknown]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 01:54 PM
Nice analogy KU, I think the American Dream, while once altruistic and actual, has devolved/eroded into an antiquated farce, with the controlling entities increasingly putting profits before people. Yes , I too feel like a freedom slave these days and I always wondered why it was "the pursuit of happiness," instead of the "attainment of," as if we will never really be happy but we are free to pursue.

I feel I should add that at the same time I am grateful when I compare our lives to others of great misfortune around the world. That being said, there is still a great need for change and modification of the status quo.
When people diss Capitalism, it bugs me that responders think that automatically means we want socialism or communism! I would like to see Capitalism evolve, change to incorporate a more contemporary practicality. Can't we include some aspects of other systems so that we can better handle paradoxes and other challenges?

You might like this article, it is related ce-after-establishing-a-new-constitution/


[edit on 4-7-2010 by speculativeoptimist]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 01:55 PM
I think the dream is pure but was stolen. America is analogous to Santa and Christmas. We are lied to, as you mentioned, until we end up in the fire and feel the pain.

As citizens of the world we are allowing this continued abuse because we assume a subservient role.

Cheers. Let's fix this place!

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:06 PM
No dream is a lie, for it is an idealism that one aspires towards it. If one fail, just like the say of shooting for moon and when failed reaching the moon, you will still land amongst the stars.

There are so much history antecedents which we this generation could have learnt from our ancestors, which would have gravitated less mistakes, but we or our puppet leaders did not, which resulted in our todays.

The American dream still lives and goes strong each passing day, more so in this twilight zone era, an aspiration which not only true Americans seek for, but our entire humanity as well, for we are one who aspires the same.

The sacred US constitution, invoked during mankind's pure enlightenment era before it got corrupted by greedy men, is the beginning path and way for all mankind.

Happy Independence day to all humanity. May today see more awakened.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:18 PM
Interesting ... I was just having this conversation with a friend not a half hour ago.

"The American Dream" cannot be a lie, for dreams by definition are just that ... dreams. After all it isn't called "The American Certainty."

The nice and often courageous folks, America's forefathers, who conceived of its principles earnestly meant the hope contained within the context to be real and true, but they themselves never used such a sentence. And much like other people of virtue meant their words and ideals from their core, slogans were not required.

But often those ideals die away with the people who championed them ... as such it is true that with time "The American Dream" lost its true meaning and became a marketing tool, a slogan of false hope if you will, to appease the populace.

It is by no small coincidence that the greatest shift in this regard happened during the industrial revolution, when the expression itself was coined, and marketed through mass propaganda publications such as the Horatio Alger books. Whilst the oligarchic families of the industrial revolution were expanding their wealth they needed a cultural mechanism to appease the less fortunate, the marketing of "the American Dream" was a convenient way to feed the hope of the ordinary citizen that he may one day reach the same heights. A cynical lottery carrot of cultural manipulation.

Still, if one chooses to see past the marketing, The American Dream as envisioned by those who said that men are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is still a worthy pursuit ... and one that has nothing to do with the acquisition of "things." One can argue as to our relative reality measured against those ideals, but doom and gloom notwithstanding, and considering that we are still a teenage nation trying to find our way, we can sit here on a Fourth of July and still dream a little.

[edit on 4 Jul 2010 by schrodingers dog]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:22 PM
i would say it's a myth based on lies. it's always been about genocide,
slavery, terror. The SS number is no longer tattooed on you're forearm.
but you have it issued to you at birth.. to be worked till death.
The guard towers have been replaced by satellites, der Fatherland is
now der Homeland. Where all is secure, monitored ,controlled.
Compliance is mandatory- through force of arms. submit-obey.
television programming the masses, evangelical glass faced altars of conformity.
YOU ARE A FREE RANGE ORGAN DONOR-and united we stand -in line.
the american dream is for those who are asleep. in for a rude awakening.

[edit on 4-7-2010 by p51mustang]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:34 PM
The American Dream is still alive and kicking...for those who actually search for it and do not expect it to come to themselves out of nowhere.

What I mean by that statement is that if you have the intellectually capacity to solve problems that others can not, society will come to YOU for help. YOU will have lots of money. YOU will receive recognition.

Intellectual property is what the American Dream is all about. We do not have a government that will steal your ideas make you disappear.

The biggest flaw with the American Dream is those who are born into poverty who do not realize their own potential before it is to late.

Nowhere is perfect, but to inspire everyone to open up and chase what they truly love will make us a better society whether we achieve such goals or not.

The American Dream is an ideology that wants all of us to reach for the impossible. There is no reason for us to set the standards at ANYTHING below impossible.

This country sent someone to the moon. Maybe Mars soon.

What people once thought was impossible has been achieved.

It is just a dream...but dreams do come true, eventually.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:17 PM
Well done OP!

It is absolutely one of the biggest lies in history.
and the worst part about it is,
the majority of people in their "independent" country,
believe the $H**! and will always believe it, til the day they die.

What is 'Independence'?

Independence In`de*pend"ence, n. [Cf. F. ind['e]pendance.]
[1913 Webster]
1. The state or quality of being independent; freedom from
dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by,
others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of
one's own affairs without interference
[1913 Webster]

If that is america...

I dunno..
I must live in a different america.

I think it was Carlin who said it..
"it's called the american dream because you have to be asleep to believe it".


Once people actually wake up,
it might become a reality,
rather than just a dream.

[edit on 4-7-2010 by Ahmose]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:26 PM
You will have some here "group think" you into thinking you got a problem and that the American Dream is exactly what you make of it and put into it.

Keeps the sickness going.

George Carlin says it best.

"They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it"

WARNING !!! Profanity in video

[edit on 4-7-2010 by superluminal11]

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 04:23 PM
Thank you all for your responses, I have to say i was expecting a more negative response and was bracing myself.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 04:25 PM

'nuff said

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 04:48 PM
Good thread.

I think for many people, these last two years has been the wake up call that they were totally unware of. Just think about your average joe's understanding of how he fits into this country. You go to school, do well in school, get a job, work your ass off to climb the corporate ladder and eventually retire comfortably.

Little do most people know, most of what they know as "reality" is a freaking sales pitch. Whether it be to buy clothes or support war, it is a damn sales pitch. Messages in the media are crafted to mold so you are only told the upside of things. The masses are too dumb to understand this realty.....actually, they would rather think otherwise.

For those that were told that you were supposed to hold on to your mutual funds and ride out the economic collapse. These investment companies like to show you cool graphs and statistics on how successful people are to hold on to their investments over time. Although there is a hint of truth in their sales pitch, the real reason why they tell you to hold on is so that they can rack up the management fees even in a down economy.

For the vast majority of Americans, they will never obtain this American dream. If you are retired but had to go back to work or close to retiring but your savings has been wiped out, I'm sorry to break the news to you, but you will probably work till the day you die. If not, you will go broke because you do not have the money to make it 10-20 years on your own.

This is the true grim reality of America today. All the American dream is a a carrot dangling in front of you. No more, no less. The longer you chase this carrot, the more miserable and unfullfilled your life will be. Don't believe me, just take a good look at the people living in Orange County, CA. They all look great, but really most of them are miserable inside.

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:29 PM
reply to post by ThaLoccster

yup nuff said lol

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