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    this is from an article i wrote about 5 mos ago for a LA mag-
    thought you might like it.. or think i'm crazy as batshit::

    Let’s talk about what’s really going on, instead of your mouthy hate rhetoric oozing off of Rush Limbaugh’s magic flute.

    We as a species are plugged-in, connected, wired-to-the-board, monitor-able, and in debt.
    ‘They’ have fashioned a Matrix-modeled, individually-cyber-designed, comfort cockpit for all of us, each and every one. But unlike the movie, they don’t need us for energy; they need us for debt. Yep, anyone that can pay fees in servicing their debt load is honored with their own connected cockpit. And the view of the friendly skies out the window is styled for each and everyone of us: Video entertainment, friends, lovers, porn, things to buy based on our individual searches, nonsense news to keep us distracted, divided, stupid. Basically, it comes with everything but a catheter.
    But not to worry, with these new hand-held devices that we call ‘phones’ for some reason, we can pee or do pretty much anything while still being ‘connected.’
    We are now engaged in a tyrannically contrived virtual world, our own stylized façade of comfort and mirrors; a place where the only true reality is our addiction to it and the debt that keeps us there.

    Hmm. Don’t like this politician or that legislation? Just tweet this or click that, and you’ve done your part, made your mark for a better homeland.

    “But wait. Mentioning politics might affect my count of contacts, friends, and followers; they might not agree with my position. Better not mention politics altogether. After all, those that embrace the cyber-me define my entire identity.
    And I really don’t know much about politics anyway.
    Gosh, this is tiring; think I’ll get back to my game.”

    Don’t like Wall Street or ‘that’ bank? Just click here, comment this, post that.
    Wonderful. Now you are one of thousands in agreement; now everyone knows you don’t like Wall Street . . . everyone.  So the next time you apply for a job with a major corporation, regardless of your qualifications and excitement for the position; someone housed in a micro-cubicle will fish-out this obscure ‘click’ about Wall Street, in addition to your credit history and/or sporadic asthma condition-  
    Well, you know the outcome.  After all, humans as a resource are now entirely measured spreadsheet style, based on some Nazi’s warped criteria of you or I as only a micro-byte of asset vs. liability.

    And Wall Street? They can gauge and massage their marketing campaigns, formulate their fees and policies, refine their definition of you- all based on Internet data: Clicks, tweets, likes, cut and pastes, quotes, comments, writings-
    It’s all right there.  Whenever they decide to shine the light on.. on.. you.

    Welcome to the true globalization, the dynamic information age, and all in the name of democracy and free enterprise: An orchestrated spin-scape where mega-mogul masters design what you and I should think, believe, feel, want…. and owe.

    Meanwhile the rich get richer, and the wealth discretely spreads (is hidden) globally: The Small Select Group of the World Ultra Rich Club. …

    People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think. -George Carlin

    by downtownLALife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:53:13 AM PST

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