By Jane Velez-Mitchell
American citizens are being lured into dependancy. And what we are addicted to isn't really inevitably unlawful or perhaps demanding to come back by means of. Prescription medicines are making us excessive. speedy nutrition is making us fats. the web retains us always distracted with every little thing from playing and porn to compulsive social networking. tv bombards us with glamorized violence. From billboards, to on-line pop ups, to ads. . . we are seduced into deciding to buy extra stuff we do not want whereas we drown in growing to be debt. gigantic gains fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the fee of all people else. organisations, executive, and the media are growing the semblance that the extra we have now, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they're promoting and develop into hooked on their items within the technique. americans are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our energy again. In her trademark no-holds-barred variety, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you actually need to be a slave, present simply to make another person wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this booklet. Addict kingdom is our blueprint for switch, yet first we needs to see what's particularly happening. this is often an intervention!
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We’re always adjusting to the shifting sands of cultural attitudes. Simply put, America lurches from addiction to addiction, stamping out one bad habit only to see others take its place. When Enough People Are Hooked, It Crosses the Line into a Social Contagion Our entire nation is addicted to a slew of self-destructive, compulsive actions. You may be thinking, Well, that’s why we have the government, the media, and—yes—even big business. They help us fight these terrible social plagues. FUHGEDDABOUDIT!
The addict feels his or her addictive behavior will be less noticeable if everybody’s doing it. That’s why your family, friends, and neighbors may push you to consume, even when you don’t want to. Pressure to conform to the consumer culture can be felt when a neighbor brags to you about their new purchase: “I don’t know how I functioned without this self-cleaning oven” . . ” Sometimes questionable consumer trends will come disguised as righteous concern for family: “I needed this SUV. ” Even though there’s nothing inherently better for your family about an SUV except more space.
We no longer live in a capitalistic society. ” But today, the so-called “free market” is hardly free! It’s ironic that anyone who challenges today’s economic system is accused of being a socialist, because what we have today is actually corporate socialism. Giant for-profit corporations consistently get unfair advantages and subsidies from government, undermining the whole concept of open competition. Big Business Controls Our Government Capitalism’s sacred law of supply and demand has been perverted by our morally bankrupt political culture.