We have become a society that is market oriented, without any goal that is for the common good or making anything better in this country.
Public concerns, care of it's citizenry is only useful if people can be manipulated into voting against their own interests, so corporations can profit.
Politics has been comodified to such an extant, in one article in Al Jazeera, explains that there is little difference between left and right when it comes to war. What I think is that there is little difference between them whether it's about war or anything else. I don't know if things were always this corrupt but it seems like the post 9/11 gravy train of surveillance has become a mash up of marketing to consumers worldwide. It's not about your safety.
Politicians are raking in the cash, while doing nothing concerning the public good.
I wonder what George Orwell would have to say about our post-terrorism age? Now we have ever more intrusive models of televisions and iPhones, taking Big Brother wherever we go. I don't know about you, but I don't feel any safer.
Corporations receive more subsidies, bailouts and tax breaks than the average citizen because of their hallowed "free market" status. Offshoring their profits, bleeding our country dry, while everyday Americans continue going to Walmart, knowing that the workers there live in poverty and think nothing of it, that is "thought work". It sure is working.
Keeping us "thinking" we live in a Democracy and watching us wherever we go, in our brave new world seems at odds with freedom. Because freedom isn't free, it's bought and sold, by slavish politicians devoted to corporate masters. Sooner or later this corrupt pyramid will crumble, when we stop being goose stepping flag wavers. I don't know about you but I don't need or want the right to buy low priced junk.
When in the past has their been this kind of wealth inequality and a spy state existed? When "The goal of economic policies was to build up the state, especially in an age of incessant warfare" Louis XIV of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I doubt we will be seeing anything on a French Revolution level. Not in a country where the incessant marketing and realty shows keep Americans sated and tranquil. Keep eating the cake, made by Mosanto, blissfully unaware that you are purchasing your own poison. When the biggest controversy in a week is about whether we should have traded "detainees" for a "soldier-deserter," not why we went to war in the first place and torturing of our own prisoners. That is "thought work." Marketing by the media suggests many things, rarely the truth. Context is gone in our culture, because everything is now. We can't look back. But we can gather every bit of information we can on citizens, going about their business. The cameras are on us all the time and we have accepted it. That is "thought work."
Whatever you do just don't think about it.