“the idea of the self-made man, who works his way up from rags to riches … Don’t let the common man decide. He’s not smart enough.” … One of the greatest gains of capitalism is that even the proletarian slave feels like a master. He believes he has the power to change his life. We are propelled by the ideology of the self-made man: we work more, we consume more and in the end we consume ourselves. … suffering gives us pleasure — in a strange masochistic way. The tyranny of choice exploits that weakness. Consumer culture exhausts us. We suffer. We destroy ourselves. And we just can’t stop. … Capitalism is the neurosis of humanity. … Will we ever be truly free? No. But we can live a more relaxed life. We can accept that our decisions aren’t rational, that we are always conditioned by society; that we lose something every time we choose something else, and that we can’t truly control the consequences of our decisions.”
LOL, the convenient wall street myth of the self-made man in reality just a shitty criminal racketeer, master of genocides and predation, part of the genocide agenda of usury economics and his filthy holy wars, “propaganda,” the “real” self-made man, not the one of wall street christo-nazi-bolshevist-usury rhetoric and “brainwash advertisement,” cares less of the way up or down, is equally balanced everywhere.
“The proletarian slave feels like a master,” Who said the proletarian can not “be” a master ? And who said it “must” be slave ? That is the “architects” of holy usury agenda doctrine, installed by their corrupted education of economics usury quackeries and religious pseudo-morals quackery system, in the brains of the simpletons, change life to which one ?, the “model” preached by the holy usury genocide quackeries ? Who needs to “change” if not the slave, the servant, and the fable mind ?
It is the other way around, the faulty system of bestial “competitive reproduction” and “faulty predatory animal reasoning” must go, at the least if we want to survive as civilization, if we are willing to go back to the stone age, then we can keep listening to the quackeries of usury economists and genocide religious primates.
“Consumer culture exhausts us,” certainly because is predatory in nature, byproduct of the quackeries of usury monetary rigged economics dogma and genocidal uberreproducing religious quackeries.
“And we just can’t stop,” not true, we “must” stop at some point, the butterfly point which causes the highest possible stress at the quackeries.
“Capitalism is the neurosis of humanity,” and not the only one, if you go to a psychiatrist and tell him/her that you believe a purple rabbit with yellow polka-dot stripes in the sky forgives sins, they’ll lock you up, same as if you may tell a psychiatrist that you believe an invisible dick in the market, multiplies salamis.
“Will we ever be truly free? No. But we can live a more relaxed life,” the other way around, we “will” be free when we stop living the “relaxed life” of accepting the quackeries for valid.
“We can accept that our decisions aren’t rational, that we are always conditioned by society; that we lose something every time we choose something else, and that we can’t truly control the consequences of our decisions,” sure, and it takes courage and determination, and most of all, a perrenial quest for the truth, which is the exact opposite of accepting for good the panglossian dogmas approach of quackeries claiming to hold the best of their convenient falsities, sold as truths.