Give ’em their iPhones, iPads, Facebooks, Snapchas, even their blogs (like this one), and the proletariat (the masses) will become so enamored, obsessed and addicted, they won’t realize how miserable their plight really is.
Who was it that said the bourgeois [elite] are out of touch?
First they placed the notions in our heads that we need to get a job, buy a home [with a big mortgage], raise a family, and build roots in a community? So that once we do, they’ll have us “by the balls”, so to speak. No longer are we free to pursue our true passions (whatever they may be), but instead, having bought into the so called “American Dream”, we’re inextricably coupled to our homes and families. So in reality, we have less freedoms, not more!
Even our health care system has been designed with that same purpose in mind. For control!
Ever wonder why businesses in the US don’t object to being burdened with the responsibility of insuring the health of their employees, rather than having that responsibility dumped on the government like the rest of the free world. It certainly would increase profits. Or would it?
And now they’ve got us hooked on our phones, our computers and all sorts of apps to occupy our minds.
It’s like when we were kids, and our parents would give us things [games, toys, etc.] to pass the time, to keep us from bothering them, so we wouldn’t realize how long and boring a trip was.
And if you’d manage to get your noses away from you smartphones, tablets, or whatever, and look around, you’d understand.
I have, and I don’t like what I’m seeing!