The brain did not evolve to shop.
It evolved to search for food, not shoes. The other side of the search was not finding ‘the perfect gift for uncle Art’, it was starvation.
The behavior of people today it outrageous. (Or, if you prefer, childish) Agree or disagree with a point, the behavior elicits outrage.
In the west, people have had an algorithm overlaid in their brains by retailers. The customer is always right and if the customer’s always right, people are right, regardless of their wrongness. If you say something they don’t agree with, they scream.
Although calling Haiti a shit hole was crass…
there’s little argument that Haiti IS a shit hole. So are parts of the USA and Mexico. Acapulco, once a jet set travel destination frequented with A list movie stars is today, a shit hole.
But we can’t say that. It’s offensive.
The same quality that Trump uses to govern is what got him elected. It’s what built Trump Tower and made the Apprentice one of the most popular TV shows in history, the last episode attracting more than 30 million viewers.
For a large portion of the world, in fact a significant portion of the poor, people not only don’t search for food, they don’t work for it either. The things people struggled for are today, entitlements.
Does this make their world more or less real?
People are not logical, they are biological.
Buried deep inside are all the instincts natural selection left us with. The same instincts hunter gathers used to psych themselves up to raid another village football players use to attack the other team.
There is no mind.
The body/mind are hard wired. We feel psychological pain in our chest, the heart having as many neurons as the brain. The mind doesn’t buy Dorito’s, the body subconsciously demands them. In taste tests, the beers that are considered the worse tasting are the best sellers. A young man I once met told me that many of the people who use the drive through window at McDonalds (Where he was employed) use it because they have trouble getting out of the cars.
This has created a phony world, it’s fakeness best seen in Hollywood.
The top ten grossing films in America were cartoonish superhero movies. As the population gains weight, they have an even harder time controlling their emotions, as their minds are constantly being flooded with starvation messages from the body. Add coffee, caffeine, and alcohol and we set the stage for what we have today.
This can and will only get worse. The new pot legalization movement is all about tax dollars. THC, the active ingredient in pot, is been so haphazardly cross bred that the THC levels have increase 1,500% all the while the actual medicinal qualities have declined. Smoking a highly toxic substance today is being branded a civil right. One can only imagine what this legalization will do to ecosystems, where birds, deer and bugs are consuming plants whose toxicity has gone from 0.4% to 30%!
The world will become even less real!
The world is filled with shit holes, some here and some in the third world. The cartels have taken us back to the 17th century where a few hundred families lived (and were) Kings and Lords and the rest of the world lived in … well… shit holes.
But don’t say that. You’ll insult people who live in mansions but represent shit hole dwellers. (Who have no voice)
The same forces that are outraged by Trump got him elected. The old religious rules have been wiped out. Todays rules are made by advertising agencies. What the customer wants, the customer has.
Trump. Read em and weep.