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Originally posted by SLAYER69
My brother paid an arm and leg at the time for this...
1983: Commodore SX-64 Executive - The First Color Portable Computer
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
reply to post by SLAYER69
lol Louis is a truly funny dude and his argument is pretty much true... except for the fact not everything is amazing. Indeed, our technological conveniences are very amazing, and we often do take them for granted. However, there are many things in this world which are not amazing. For instance we have so much war and killing happening in the world right now, I find it hard to forget about all the death and suffering which is taking place on the Earth whilst my fridge full of food and it is capable of being heated within 60 seconds. I simply don't lack enough empathy to always feel happy about the world.
Another thing Louis fails to account for is the anything but amazing state of the economy. I mean who can really afford all these conveniences anymore? How many people these days can actually afford to fly and browse the internet on-board an plane? I know I can't. People are angry because their savings are slowly withering away because of inflation. People are angry because there is now the highest level of wealth inequality in America since the 1920's. People are angry because 1% of the population is pulling in 80% of Americas income. How can anyone really appreciate these technological conveniences if they can't even afford them?
Not to mention the amount of corruption in the U.S. Government and other Governments around the world. The corruption runs so deep it's absolutely disgusting. These criminals are constantly stealing our freedoms and dismantling the Constitution one piece at a time. Constantly targeting and criminalizing those who even dare to voice their dissent. Of course they want us to believe everything is fine and dandy, they want us to be preoccupied with our new gadgets and the new reality TV shows they come up with. If we would all just remain in that trance-like state, with no ability to see what is taking place around us, it would make their jobs so much easier.
And there are many more examples of things which are far from amazing in this modern world. For instance, we have the problem of the continuously declining quality of consumer goods. Everything is continuously decreasing in quality and quantity, yet we are continuously being charged more and more for those increasingly crappier items. Planned obsolescence is being taken to ridiculous levels, foods taste like cardboard and each package contains a serving only enough for a mouse. Not to mention we are working more hours then ever before, whilst getting paid less than any period in history.
And people like you wonder why many other people are not happy. You are oversimplifying the issue and undermining the true problems at hand.edit on 19/8/2012 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)