posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 05:17 PM
I believe there is a conspiracy in the USA that is so benign it's overlooked by everyone and in fact this post will be dumped on for it's silliness
- yet, this conspiracy has deep reaching consequences that effect how we live our lives and how the economy and the country grows - That conspiracy
is The Mailbox Conspiracy.
Consider the mailbox for a moment. Simple, humble, sitting there year after year rain or shine snow or sleet. It asks for nothing. The mailbox is
happy to accept your mail and wait for you to retrieve it. On it goes to be your humble servant yet another day. And therein lies The Problem.
The Mailbox accepts what ever the postman feeds it. Always. Without fail. Never-ending.
In today's climate of e-mail and internet communication less and less people are sending letters to communicate. We can fax for that or text, or
e-mail or facebook the list is endless. Prices at the Post Office are going up because people are not using the Post Office services like they once
Yet your mailbox seems to be always full with mail. Junk mail. Unsolicited mail. Unwanted, Unasked for mail. Most junk mail is thrown away. Many
people do not even get bills in the mailbox anymore because we can have bank, credit card statements even hospital bills and the like sent to us
Ever ask a postman not to put this unsolicited, unwanted, unasked for mail into your mailbox? I have. They cannot comply. The Postman Must put the
junk mail in your mailbox - or he's in breech of The Law. The Post Office is a government agency. This government agency comes onto your private
property and forces you to receive unwanted unsolicited documentation on behalf of companies that want to solicit you and your money.
To me this sounds like an infringement of my rights. Can you think of other examples where the government acts as a middleman to force something from
the business sector onto the private citizen? Aren't there laws in place to prevent this type of thing? Not when it comes to the mail it seems.
Part of your day, everyday revolves around checking the mailbox. We see these unwanted ads time and time again until one day - we break. We find
ourselves buying that Big Mac even if we don't have the coupon on us. The companies know this. The government knows this. This is a form of
brainwashing and yes, they both count on it happening. The government has played it's part well and received compensation for it by the companies
who's ads they deliver. This is akin to bribes and corruption if you ask me.
I say it's time we get to choose. For telephone solicitors we have the National Do Not Call List. You can contact them and have your number
restricted to those companies you do not want to be solicited by. We have nothing like this for the U.S. mail. I personally do not even use the mail
system. I'm tired of having to take time out of my day to empty the governments trash out of a box I have nothing to do with. I say let the
government come everyday and empty their own trash.
The Mailbox - Innocent? Not so much.
Comments from postmasters welcome.