Friday, January 11, 2013

Speaking Of Society...

Society – the masses of people, always led by a very small group of people. The “leaders”, the ultra powerful – these are always ones who aspire to such positions all of their lives – so to use said positions to acquire more money, and more power, using said power to cause other people grief, loss, sorrow, and whatever else. As with all societies in the history of the world, the current one is poisoning every man, woman, and child on the planet – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. In today’s “civilized” world, with all its technology, knowledge, and “progress”, things continue to get worse, not better. For those fortunate enough to even have a job, they must work 12, 14, 15 hour days, doing the job of 3 or 4 people, and almost always being abused by their bosses in one way or another. The result of mass unemployment is that many have lost their homes, their belongings, their families, and even their lives. Depression is rampant, suicides are through the roof, and I don’t need to remind you of all the mass shootings that are happening with more and more frequency as time goes on. Pre 1970, many “poor folks” would scrimp and save for ten years or so, invest in their own little business, which would pay for their existence, create a few jobs, and help our economy. Our country and our economy were booming during those years – with no cell phones, no computers, with knowledge being much harder to come by, and mass shootings weren’t even a gleam in the eye of any person – regardless of any daily stresses, and regardless of how difficult their childhood may or may not have been. Back then, the Ultra Powerful were still in the early learning stages, they felt things out, tried their little tricks, threw things against the wall to see what would stick. Well, most of their tricks worked. Today, they lie to us – through every form of media known to man, including TV, movies, magazines, books, radio; not to mention the self proclaimed gurus and “experts” who appear at every turn, blatantly dictating to us about everything from how we should behave, to what music we should listen to, what movies to watch, which gurus to believe, to what foods we should and shouldn’t eat, what drugs we should take to treat all of our ills that the very people pretending to care and treat us have fabricated. We are fed such grossly inhumane cliches such as, “Business is business”, “You gotta do what you gotta do”, “You’re not out there to make friends, you’re out there to sell our product”. Ruthless, greedy people hide behind such B.S. so to make a profit at everybody else’s expense. There was a time when “false advertising” was against the law – I believe it still is, but it’s not enforced; so, business executives can lie, cheat, and steal – in the name of “selling”, and/or “doing business”. As we speak, there is a huge campaign to sell millions of flu vaccines – every TV channel, every magazine, every news report is doing its part to sell, sell, sell that vaccine. There are TV commercials that tell us it’s normal to have chronic headaches, chronic heartburn, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, for 35 year olds to have E.D. The most blatantly ridiculous one being “restless leg syndrome”, and ya know what, millions bought it, along with the poison that was claimed to cure it. We’re told that if we ate too many oranges in our life, that the enamel on our teeth is probably deteriorated, if we ate too many tomatoes, that our esophagus is probably rotting, if we eat meat, or drink milk, that our colons have got to be malfunctioning by the time we’re 25 years old. The sad thing is that the power of suggestion is and has been used to its fullest, and has caused many to actually allow these lies to manifest themselves as real conditions and diseases. The list of lies goes on endlessly – all in the name of selling. As if that’s not enough, the Ultra Powerful make laws that protect them, at everyone else’s expense.

With all the trickery, many bad results have reared their ugly heads. One is that we are told what “jobs” we must have. Pre 1970, a person could start a business doing just about anything, and chances are, he or she would enjoy some amount of success. Well, in today’s world, we must work for the franchises that are in place, that rule the economic and social world, we do menial chores that mostly involve selling a product that we are told we cannot do without.

One of the businesses that has been ruined is the music business. At the restaurant/bar level, there were many places for an aspiring musician/performer to work – and get paid. There was “The next level”, the “Big Time”, where the cream of the crop would go to a certain city known for its “talent scouts”, today known as “A & R people”, working to get “discovered”. Well, that is also gone, replaced by a machine that manufactures and cranks out talentless, contrived white noise making numbskulls, most of whom can’t even tune their own guitar, much less play it. They lie, telling us that this one and that one is selling millions of “units”, meanwhile, the same companies put out documentaries where they whine and complain about how “units” are not selling – blaming piracy for their own ineptitude and egotistical B.S. I mention the music business because it’s where I made a living for 25 years – and up until about 3 or 4 years ago, I did ok with it. Many people are not cut out for jobs that society has dictated we all do, and as I said, starting our own business is impossible in today’s world. I’ll even take it a step further and say that there are children and young adults, even full grown adults, who cannot function in rigid systems such as schools, military, and society dictated jobs. I, myself, am in that list – I’ve never been able to function well in any of those systems – no matter how hard I tried – and there are those who have it even worse than I do in that area – many of whom have ended up homeless, in institutions, and even dead before their time.

So, as with every social system in the history of the world, the masses serve the royalty, until the system crumbles, at which time another society will appear, going the same route as all the rest. And please, any of you pretentious asses who may be reading this, this is not me being negative, this is me making observations, and calling things what they are. I don’t enjoy making these observations, but reality is what it is, and trying to deny, pretend, distort, and whatever else, would make me dishonest, and with all my other shortcomings, if there’s one thing I’m not, it’s dishonest. So ok, you deniers and ignorers, go back to your Monday Night Football and Budweiser – until this stuff sneaks up and beats the daylights out of you.

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