Why you shouldn’t worry about the economy.

Its all a sham my friends, we’re not all going to be out of work living in our cars. North Americans have one quality that guarantees our economic survival- we are the perfect consumers. Global conglomerates have invested fortune after fortune for generations convincing us to be the perfect little shoppers. We’ve been meticulously studied and prodded. They know how to sell to us, where to sell to us; they’ve been blasting us with their messages since birth. Think about it, we know the lyrics to jingles, we buy cheap equipment doomed to break constantly- we’ll wait for hours in the cold for a store to open when the latest crap is made available.


Then there’s the infrastructure. Look at a company like Walmart, with the reach and market saturation they’ve got in the USA. Do you think a company like that would want to pack it in and move out? Of course not, sure there is potentially much more consumption to be had elsewhere and they’re expanding abroad, but North American consumption is all set to go. The stores are here everywhere and we’re all salivating at the mouth to get in.


People in other parts of the world, for the most part, aren’t nearly as addicted to shopping as we are- they’re more like our grandparents. One set of dishes washed, none of this paper and plastic shit. A can opener that never broke. Baths instead of long showers. Our corporate masters have too much of a vested interest in this population, they know they can shit any garbage on us and we’ll scoop it up like dogs. They’ve got to keep us working to make this possible. These “economic downturns” are just opportunities for them to buy out competitors, plead for government assistance and freak us out so that its okay that we didn’t get a raise this year, or that we took a terrible job and counted it as a blessing. The working man’s share is always shrinking.


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7 Responses to “Why you shouldn’t worry about the economy.”

  1. Stacey Derbinshire Says:


    I’m just getting started with my new blog. Would you want to exchange links on our blog-rolls?

    BTW – I’m up to about 100 visitors per day.

  2. exuvia Says:

    Shopping is the default parameter for “do something” when you have lost the notion of why you are here.


  3. remistevens Says:

    its a default alright, goes back to instincts i think. Men get to be hunter/gatherers, and women get to be social and gussy up their appearances. All at low low prices.

    common, you’re making me feel bad, i was just out the door to do some Christmas shopping. Family will be out of the country in Dec, so Christmas is tommorow! . . ..We put a very low cap on all gift prices- i don’t want anyone to think i love them any less when all i can afford are candles and tea. . . .

  4. exuvia Says:

    Good luck and enjoy the family.

    My wife and I love candles and tea; and books.
    Love can be the breaking of a piece of bread.

    Have a soothing Season.


  5. in my ignorance Says:

    so basically we are all working gears to run their f’n machine. we can do shit about it and stop working go on strike rebel do what ever we can to make OUR voices heard!

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