Let’s define some words. Consumerism: The concept that expanding consumption of goods is advantageous to the economy. Preoccupation with or emphasis on consuming goods. In other words, believing that using things up is healthy for the system in which we thrive. Let’s go further. Two words that are synonyms for preoccupation: fixation and obsession. Obsession: to dominate or excessively preoccupy the thoughts, feelings, or desires of; haunt.
Consumers are haunted to consume. Excessive consumption happens to match the definition for greed: excessive or rapacious desire, esp. for wealth or possessions; avarice; covetousness.
The world economy is based entirely on greed. Oh. Really? Did your thinking become just a bit clearer on the subject? Are you climbing out from under your rock called delusion? The system you support is based on greed. What does that tell you about those most driven to lead in this system? Do you buy the idea that they are in their ivory towers to give? Think again and wise up.
Marx is not a very popular subject in this world today. That’s because his ideals were twisted by greed. Marxism was not evil. The twisted use of it was. Ironically, those countries that professed to be communist eventually turned to what Lenin despised the most. Capitalistic Fascism. Too harsh? Too radical for your blood? Did it wake you up just a little bit?
There are two basic extremes in the universe: Black and White. To neutralize them means the end of all that is. How do you keep the two extremes without becoming unhealthy? By accepting that both are good for each other and that one alone is death.
If you draw a circle and place Communism on one side and Capitalism on the other, it is much like the symbol for Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang represents the constant battle between black and white and the balance that must be struck to allow both to live. Only one act has ever been proven to allow balance of both without one destroying the other: Giving. Too tough to swallow? Oh, OK. Go back under your rock now.