Since our schools rarely teach critical thinking, we let our TVs do the thinking for us. It tells us what to do, what cars to buy, where to go on vacation, what to eat, what movies to watch, what clothes to wear, how to talk, look, act… because apparently we have forgotten, or never knew how to think for ourselves. We need to pick up books, read and think, or lose the one ability that will save us. The ability to THINK.
Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.
- The wilful amnesia of Europe’s austerity debacle | Paul Krugman (guardian.co.uk)
- The British Economy Is Now Doing Worse than it Did in the Great Depression (delong.typepad.com)
- Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 Free Kindle Books (ireaderreview.com)