The New Religion Consumerism: Consuming ones Self.
The past holiday really sickened me. Not because the cranberry salad was bad or the turkey under cooked. No, it was the way so many in our society, from Main Street to Wall Street, willingly bowed down and sacrificed to the altar of consumerism. A religion, arguably not that new, which is consuming the very fabric of society today.
I did not partake Thursday or Friday in the shopping orgies but when I turned on the TV Friday morning to CNBC and saw Amanda Drury say, “Merry Black Friday,” in a bit of exuberance, I knew we had crossed the threshold of a barbarous god who desires that her converts consume themselves alive.
By now most have seen the videos of riots or heard of the gun fights that broke out in parking lots. I think what frightens me the most is that people have raised the idea that there is a desperate need for these plastic and electronic items that are shiny today but tomorrow will fill a landfill above that of kindness and love. Immediate gratification has supplanted self-control with a public, unashamed orgy of zombie mindlessness.
This video I think does a good job of summing up my thoughts. All I would ad is that you should make moves to protect you and your family. Stock some food and water, think about having something other than fiat currency available to trade with, and perhaps repent of the full tilt consumeristic mindset that places handmade objects above others. I hope things won’t fall to such a horrible outcome as some think, but having just talked this past week with a friend who reported to me that homes in her Florida community were being broken into for food stuff, it’s hard to believe that we won’t experience some difficulties.
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