Saturday, July 28, 2018

When you think about it ...


A reality distortion field, popularized by the myth of Steve Jobs, is more than just relevant when it comes to America and how we perceive her to be as we lurch further into the 21st century. No fake news in this particular blurb but rather a connect to a very perceptive piece written by Lee Camp titled American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths that echoes, in part, the late, great George Carlin, the 2nd greatest humorist in the nation, IMHO, after the one and only Mark Twain.



Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right?

No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of those prison planets in a “Star Wars” movie). Sixty-three percent of Americans can’t afford a $500 emergency. Yet Amazon head Jeff Bezos is now worth a record $141 billion. He could literally end world hunger for multiple years and still have more money left over than he could ever spend on himself.

Worldwide, one in 10 people only make $2 a day. Do you know how long it would take one of those people to make the same amount as Jeff Bezos has? 193 million years. (If they only buy single-ply toilet paper.) Put simply, you cannot comprehend the level of inequality in our current world or even just our nation.

So … shouldn’t there be riots in the streets every day? Shouldn’t it all be collapsing? Look outside. The streets aren’t on fire. No one is running naked and screaming (usually). Does it look like everyone’s going to work at gunpoint? No. We’re all choosing to continue on like this.

Why?

Well, it comes down to the myths we’ve been sold. Myths that are ingrained in our social programming from birth, deeply entrenched, like an impacted wisdom tooth. These myths are accepted and basically never questioned.

Read the big 8. Carlin would relate to this without question.

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