consumerism

Self-Medication or Self-Anesthesia: It’s No Wonder We Tune Out

Beneficiaries of the system promote their lies; the sane seek solace where they can get it...

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The Many Uses of Dead Baby Whales

Blue Planet II's weekly reminder that you are a sh*t...

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Darkness at the Edge of Town

Mass shootings are a reflection of a culture that used guns to create itself...

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Winter? Embrace Your Depression, It’s The Soul’s Defiance

Depression, seasonally affected or otherwise, may be the soul shunning the collective madness...

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Smart Suits: Follow the Brains for Better Business

Smart staffers: Why educated areas are good for business ...

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Shake Those Chains – It’s Your Inalienable Right

In a society dominated by money and its protection, your only rights are to shout impotently...

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Tune in, Turn On, Don’t die with your novel still in you.

One man's wisdom is another man's trite platitude, but who wants to spend their life guarding dust?...

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The Better Part of Valour. On Leaving the USA (or Anywhere)

Sometimes the best thing to do is up sticks and go...

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We Don’t Need New Politics, We Need New Gods

What deities should be placed before the God of Money?...

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Trump’s Antics Abroad Would be Scary – If He Held the Strings

Novelty Handshakes, Ketchup on Steak - Trump on Tour is Not Where the Power Lies...

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Speak. Or Forever Hold Your Peace?

Constant communication communicates nothing. Would it help to stop and think?...

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Deep State, Media Vampirism and the MOAB Bomb

With the MOAB, High Dollar Despotism And Perpetual War show off their latest toy...

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The Secret of Staying Motivated (as Discovered by SCIENCE)

oshdarned liberal communists and their lethargy! Motivation is IMPORTANT, people! How are we going to SELL you stuff you don’t need if you can’t even sustain the desire to own it? Stay...

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Affordable Care – For BigPharma. Time to Escape the Duopoly

The rubble of Trump's presidency will form fertile ground for resistance - if we act now....

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A Nuremberg Rally of One

No book burning is required when the masses of the consumer state do not read books....

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Anti-Trump Protests? Yes Please. Pro-Democrats Protests? No Thanks.

Anti-Trump protests will lead nowhere if allowed to be channeled into the service of the Democratic Party. ...

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Neurocinematic Testing: Will It Make You Scream?

t is always hard to predict the response of a massed audience, and almost impossible to objectively assess creative works. In the present information boom and flourishing ‘attention...

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Crystal Clear Carbon Capture

Crystallization method offers new option for carbon capture from ambient air ...

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To Mow a Meadow (Green Scythe Fair)

Remember where your food comes from. Remember the hands that toiled for you....

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Two Faces, One Evil: The Bi-Party Sham of US Democracy

Clinton, Trump, Putin - Put any one of them in the White House, the rich still get richer...

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Queasy Democrats – Make Your Wound a Womb

Only an honest appraisal of the situation will prove of benefit for Democrats yet to come...

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Deplorable Lives Matter : Why Sneering at Proles Doesn’t Work Either

Angry alienated American whites are not a Trump invention, and patronising them won't make them go away...

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Global Sustainability : Futile Surface-Scratching or Hope for the Future?

Global sustainability projects offer hope for the future ...

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Shell Shopped? Tracking the Post-Disaster Shopping Urge

Post disaster consumers value off brand, low cost goods...

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Join Us! Join Us! What Poor Entrepreneurs need to become Rich Entrepreneurs

Poor communities a 'hotbed' of entrepreneurial creativity, but need help to grow...

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Possessions, Suffering, Charity: Why Nothing Ever Happens (Part Two)

Far from de-sensitizing us, repeated media imagery of suffering neatly cows us into lucrative obesiance...

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(Why) Nothing Ever Happens, Nothing Happens at All

Possessions, Suffering, Charity. A trinity to stultify a population and assuage the morality of the comfortable pragmatists....

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Smug-Shaming, or Why We Love to Hate Hippies

When you don't seek out ethical products, you denigrate those who do...

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Harbingers of Failure. Are You The Eternal Betamax?

Harbingers of failure have the unusual property that they keep on buying products that are taken from the shelves...

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Fear and Fascism: Tools of the Trade

To persist, the capitalist order demands submission to ruthless authority and must peddle fear of an alien other....

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