The Monster Desensitization
The creeping acceptance that this monster is good for us economically
|Desensitization is a global problem. Is this argument merely rhetoric. If it is, it’s good rhetoric and makes valid arguments and substantial claims but without action it is nonetheless nowhere near bold enough to offer solutions?
I could, if my energy were what it once was, write a thesis on the monster I’ll call Desensitization; the monster steadily developing itself around the world. Is there an answer to this creeping, scary animal? Well, it would mean bringing a halt to the manufacturing of goods that carry logos; this resolving issue surrounding the need in people for believing such things carry the meaning of excellence over survival. The world culprit of our problems is a guy we should call Mr. Better-than-him. No human being ever lived who wreaked so much damage on the earth. He walks with the power of commercial wealth in his pocket.
The answer is to destroy the monster, Desensitization. But how? Education? The commercial world has already corrupted our children. Do you not see that one child will envy another for a logo, tease, bully, punish, fight, steal, murder, for a logo!? Do you not see that children will eat ridiculous amounts of meat because they don’t have to kill the animal they’re eating? How many children would eat the pony they learned to ride on? I could go on and on and on and on…. but in truth I’m burned out. Yes, we continue contaminate the air; we only breathe the stuff; we’re only utterly dependent on it for our very existence! It’s all about the desensitization of the people.
What we have today is a global nation of people like Mr. Better-than-him. It might have been one thing to put Mr. Better-than-him in his place but then along comes Mr. That-is-convenient to swell the ranks.
Which of you parents - which of you young people – which of us would walk in a pair of sneakers without a brand name if we didn’t have to? We’re so screwed up we walk like billboards and pay handsomely for the pleasure. We pay for the right to watch television and spend more than half of it watching advertisements. We have given corporations so much power they can dictate when we need to go to war.
We are being desensitized. Do you not see that? Are you a Mr. Better-than-Him or a Mr. That-is-Convenient because you’re surely one of them if you are truthful with yourself.
We could look to ourselves, yes, but only to the point where we’re not inconvenienced and not do what we have to do. I’m burned out, too, and I know it. The resignation has set in. I’ll put on my Nike trainers and go for a walk along the beach while I still can.
Mumbling old fool that I am.
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