Give ‘em their iPhones, iPads, Facebooks, Snapchats, 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.
At least that’s how I see what’s going on.
If you think the elite [bourgeois] are out of touch, think again. Nothing could be further from the truth. They [the bourgeois] know exactly what they’re doing.
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, we’ll be stuck. No longer will we be free to pursue our true passions (whatever they may be), but instead, having bought into the so called “American Dream”, we’ll be inextricably coupled to our homes and families. In reality, we have less freedoms, not more!
Even our health care system has been designed with that same purpose [control] in mind.
Ever wonder why businesses in the US don’t object much to being burdened with the responsibility of insuring the health of their employees, and don’t lobby at all to have that responsibility dumped on the government like the rest of the free world. You would think it would make companies more competitive around the world, and more profitable, but it also relinquishes control over employees.
And now that the “American Dream” is out of the reach of most people, 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, or so we wouldn’t realize how long and boring a trip was.
And if you’d manage to get your noses away from your smartphones, tablets, or whatever, and look around, you’d understand.
I have, and I don’t like what I’m seeing!