Category Archives: Consumerism

Boobs on Credit

By Jim Quinn Source: The Burning Platform Do you ever hear something so startlingly mind numbingly ridiculous you realize it must be a sign things have gotten so fucked up something has got to give? As I was driving to … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, Corporate Crime, culture, Deep State, Dystopia, Economics, Financial Crisis, Recession, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Slaves and Bulldozers, Plutocrats and Widgets

By Kristine Mattis Source: CounterPunch There is not an industrial company on earth, not an institution of any kind – not mine, not yours, not anyone’s – that is sustainable. I stand convicted by me, myself alone, not by anyone … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Consumerism, Corporate Crime, culture, Dystopia, Economics, Environment, Financial Crisis, Inequality, Philosophy, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, State Crime, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Zucktown, USA

Facebook, Amazon, and Google are reviving the ill-fated “company towns” of the Gilded Age By Julianne Tveten Source: The Baffler EARLIER THIS YEAR IN SILICON VALLEY, a phalanx of six-figure-earning Facebook engineers confronted Mark Zuckerberg about subsidizing their extortionate rents. Meanwhile, the contract … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, Consumerism, culture, Dystopia, Economics, Financial Crisis, Inequality, Labor, Neoliberalism, Privatization, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, surveillance state, Technology, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The New Economy: Unemployment and the Return of the American Hobo

By Sheldon Greaves Source: Cogito! A few years ago I read somewhere about a trend in the “gig economy” in which people who had been reduced to living in their cars or RVs roamed the country by the thousands; homeless, … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, culture, Dystopia, Economics, Financial Crisis, History, Recession, society, Sociology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Something is wrong on the internet

By James Bridle Source: Medium As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the … Continue reading

Posted in conditioning, consciousness, Consumerism, Corporate Crime, culture, Dystopia, media, Media Literacy, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Technology, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Are We Living Haunted Lives?

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ‘Fear has many eyes And can see things underground’ ~Cervantes, Don Quixote The world as we know it has gone from being flat to round; from being the center of the universe to the … Continue reading

Posted in consciousness, Consumerism, corporate news, culture, Dystopia, Environment, Health, media, Philosophy, Science, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Spirituality, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

End of Nuclearism or the End of the World: Utopian Dreams, Dystopian Nightmares

By Richard Falk Source: Global Justice in the 21st Century We are living amid contradictions whether we like it or not, driving expectations about the future toward opposite extremes. Increasingly plausible are fears that the ‘sixth extinction’ will encompass the … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, corporate news, culture, Dystopia, Economics, Empire, Geopolitics, media, Militarization, news, propaganda, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, State Crime, war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Biological Annihilation on Earth Accelerating

By Robert J. Burrowes Human beings are now waging war against life itself as we continue to destroy not just individual lives, local populations and entire species in vast numbers but also destroy the ecological systems that make life on … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, consciousness, Consumerism, Corporate Crime, culture, Dystopia, Economics, Environment, Health, Science, society, State Crime, war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment