I was writing a post over at the Rebel With a Fork Blog, and it occured to me that people have become slaves.
People are slaves to anyone who will hire them. They have to be at thier employer’s beck and call, take all the crap, shut up and never dissent for fear of losing the only job they can get.
People are slaves to their cell phones – never able to put them down and ignore them because lord knows, someone always needs something right now.
People are slaves to advertising the media, and big business.
You work around the clock. You grab whatever ‘food’ is available without effort, and you plop yourselves in front of the TV to have your minds filled with whatever the powers that be think we should think.
What started this little rant?
I was writing about Mayor Bloomberg’s latest actions on trying to legislate healthier eating. I pointed out that Europe is far more successful in legislating healthier food standards.
Then I said, “But Europe still holds on to antiquated rituals, like family dinners, freshly prepared meals, tea time, and real vacations. Imagine that.
Can we legislate that? That would be great, wouldn’t it? To live like human beings again?”
What kind of scars do we have from living this workaholic life? Wouldn’t it be nice to live like a civilized human being again?
There has to be something we can do to change things.
Got any ideas?
- The kinds of slaves that robots will become [Video] (io9.com)
- Way of the Slave (utopiaorbust.wordpress.com)