It’s a very strange culture we have, teetering between freedom and control. Everything is available, nothing is taboo, and yet this supposed freedom is a form of control. You can choose anything as long as it involves giving your money away. And the tellyviddy, that’s what really ties us all in to the system. Nobody likes people harping on about 1984, but really, what is the difference between the viewscreens that dictated to the people in that book, and the TV’s that we all enjoy so much? TV is a little more subtle of course, but therein lies its power, controlling and dividing us into markets for our “entertainment”.
But hey, what’s to be done? Most people don’t even think that there’s anything wrong with the world. So is it just my imagination? Are selfishness, isolation and materialism healthy and happy aspects of humanity?