>From: Nicq MacDonald <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Greens
>Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 11:11:23 -0800
> > I find this often repeated complaint puzzling.
> > What are you talking about?
> > I and you live on the same planet. I don't recall a single time in my
> > where I was forced against my will to do something by a corporation -
> > for those which have been granted regional monopolies by the government
> > (like utility companies: USWest double billed me once and took 6 months
> > take care of it).
>Then you are blind. Every day, we are bombarded with advertising,
>and memetic influences that keep us enslaved to materialism.
Our brain structures must be vastly different. I'm "bombarded" with the same
messages, but don't seem to be wearing anything with a brand name on it. I
don't have cable and don't even turn the tv on except for when watching
something from the VCR, and I buy my clothes at thrift stores. I have never
heard a commercial that made me stand up in a zombie-like manner and begin
walking to the mall saying "MUST.. BUY.. BIG MAC.. AND NIKES". If you do,
then just stop doing it. It's not blindness, it's free will.
>Why do I live
>such a self-destructive life that I can't seem to find a way to escape?
>Mainly because I'm a powerless, corporate pawn. I don't want the life that
>I have- but I know no way out, at least none that looks very appealing the
>minute I step out into the cold Minnesota air.
Give some specifics, this is to vague for me to suggest any remedy for you.
But I'll reiterate that I am subject to the same advertising messages that
you are, but am in no way "enslaved to materialism". Everything I purchase
is useful to me and purchased voluntarily.
Zeb Haradon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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