Surviving Capitalist Depression

Cliffy
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While intentionally amusing, these "symptoms" are also (unfortunately) completely accurate.
By Michael Emero (external - login to view) / filmsforaction.org (external - login to view) / Feb 18, 2017 We live in a toxic society filled with toxic people. Even the ones with the best hearts- including ourselves- have been raised in ignorance, with disinformation. Our examples of happiness are fake, sponsored, and used to sell products. Typical relationship standards normalize selfishness, control, and manipulation. It is no longer possible for most to survive without selling themselves, often in degrading or soul-crushing ways. Those who suffer from depression or mental illness usually aren't in fact abnormal; they are those who remain painfully aware of reality, unable or unwilling to hide from it through consumerism or drugs.
Today's "heroes" are manufactured, phony, and are just successful brands used to promote other brands. The examples we're encouraged to idolize are all wealthy individuals famous for superficial trend reasons, not for any inherent genuine value of character or contribution to the world. Our egos are cultivated, yet compassion is increasingly discouraged- sometimes even outlawed. The 'haves' only retain higher status and power by making sure they use every means at their disposal to limit and control the 'have nots'. For those who don't believe that; I'm very sorry, but continual, adamant denial of truth doesn't negate reality.
So in the end, it's about recognition and acceptance. We're just slaves with modern conveniences. Anyone who claims otherwise is ignoring the fact we cannot opt out unless accepting our imprisonment or death. Nowadays confidence and perceived strength are oft attained through killing all empathy, intelligence, or awareness. Those who resist surrendering their ethics- though it is the hardest thing in the world to do- are ironically viewed as "weak". Those refusing to surrender factual reason based on empirical evidence, science and justice are labeled the troublemakers, as enemies of supposed "progress" and "greatness".
That's life. You can focus on puppies and rainbows, but it's still a psychologically abusive ****ed up mess. You can suspend reality and buy into religious brainwashing to convince yourself of a greater purpose, if that's your thing- or perhaps you were subjected to the abuse of childhood indoctrination, until incapable of critical thinking. On television, in politics, or through mythological books and beliefs, all the "answers" being offered are man-made contrived agendas being perpetrated to suit someone else's benefit. That is the real truth. Either you are a con artist, or the one being conned; happy psychopathy or sane suffering.


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petros
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Are you not happy with your raise?
 
Cliffy
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pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Yes it's much easier living of the public *** isn't it Cliff .
 
Angstrom
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We can all chose to go live like animals Cliffy. That most don't proves that our lives are still better then the ones our ancestry enjoyed.
 
lone wolf
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Life's always better when you can trust your neighbours, the police, government
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Life's always better when you can trust your neighbours, the police, government

But the question remains. If you have eliminated all chances of you dieing, are you truly alive?

I think people are more depressed at how boring their lives have become due to capitalism whitch has improved their lives so much nothing ever difficult or exiting is happening.
 
Danbones
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try life under communism then
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

try life under communism then

It wouldn't change the way he feels because he miss diagnosed the true reason for his depression.

Capitalism and socialism both trade excitement, danger, difficulty, for a long safe & boring life.

And so cliffy searches to find meaning, In his long boring meaningless life.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post


Capitalism and socialism both trade excitement, danger, difficulty, for a long safe & boring life.

I wonder why we evolved these systems. Anarchy and the everpresent danger of sudden death is so much better, after all.
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

I wonder why we evolved these systems. Anarchy and the everpresent danger of sudden death is so much better, after all.

Like everything. A healthy balance is needed.

I think what cliffy is really saying is it has gone to far in one direction.

I agree with him.

Im here for a good time. Not a long "meaningless" time
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by AngstromView Post

Like everything. A healthy balance is needed.

I think what cliffy is really saying is it has gone to far in one direction.

I agree with him.

Im here for a good time. Not a long "meaningless" time

Bungee jumping was made for you ... all of the thrill of suicide with none of the committment.
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Bungee jumping was made for you ... all of the thrill of suicide with none of the committment.

Its no wonder so many thrills like these are very successful businesses. Something has to fill the empty hole where meaninfull would normally fill.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

try life under communism then


Under capitalism man screws man. Under communism, it is the exact opposite.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

try life under communism then

For all intents and purposes cliffy does. The government(us taxpayers) cater to his every want while he contributes zero.And of course he exhibits the classic freeloader loathing towards the hand that feeds him.
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Under capitalism man screws man. Under communism, it is the exact opposite.

I would say, that under capitalism the rich screw the poor. And that under communism the poor screw the rich. The goal in my mind is to properly create a cycle where everyone equally screws everyone.

So a mix of both at the same time is ideal.
 
tay
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Can't afford basic dental care?

Does looking lower class make people disrespect you?

Capitalism has a solution for you!!!


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