"I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. Goddamn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables - slaves with white collars.
Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War.
No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives.
We've all been raised by television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won't. We're slowly learning that fact.
And we're very, very pissed off."
--Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
My fellow brothers and sisters of humanity, lend me your attention for a mere minute of your busy lives--
Are we really on this earth to work back-to-back eight-hour shifts?
To have the productions of our blood and sweat taken?
To live paycheck-to-paycheck while balancing a line of credit?
To give forty years to a mortgaged existence?
To break our backs for the system when our financial enslavement to debt will remain regardless?
And to live strictly for the weekends?
Are we really on this earth to have our minds bombarded by the agenda of governments and big corporations?
To continually have our subconscious and our decision-making process influenced by engineered information?
To have our awareness placed within a box so we'll remain as mere screws for the machine?
And to constantly want to escape our suffering by the use of pharmaceuticals that ultimately exploit our codependent nature by enslaving our already debt-enslaved minds--making us addicts,
dependent on antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills (benzodiazepines)?
These pills leave us worse than we were before. To the point where if a dosage is missed, we feel the original symptoms worse than they were before!
Also, I'm sorry to say--Without a million in the bank account or buried in the backyard,
it has almost become a cruelty to decide on purposely bringing a child into our civilization that's on the verge of hitting rock-bottom.
I only say this because it seems as though--in some cases--life is given unfairly.
Kids are being born to suffer and struggle in an Orwellian future--all in the name of satisfying the system.
They're born to parents who can barely make ends meet as it is, meaning today, they're nowhere near the large amount of cash subsequently necessary to support their own American Family Dream.
As a result, a child will only grow to repeat the same cycle that enslaves most parents: to work until grey and weak--
that is, if he/she is lucky enough to dodge death or illness from the ever growing amount of dangers, such as radiation, pollution, natural disasters, man made viruses, future wars,
and carcinogens put in our air, water and foods.
It's absurd. And the worst part of it all is that evidence of this can easily be found.
Is that what we want for our children?
For them to consume without need?
To be told what to do and think?
To sacrifice their spirit within for material things?
To pay rising, irrational prices?
...to be fellow slaves to debt, joining us in being a part of the "United Slaves of America?"
Shit, when it's time for our children to retire, it's not going to be puttering around the house in-between all-you-can-eat buffets, cruises, and trips to Disneyland.
No, in the future, retirement will be switching from full-time to part-time; that is, if you've managed to balance your credit and can afford it.
I can't imagine anyone wanting this for their children.
But now, the right to raise a child correctly has been stolen from us by our artificial and destitute eco-political conditions.
Even if we pull our kids out of the constant conditioning and falsely influencing institutions known as our public educational systems in order to home school them,
besides the agonizing process of meeting the unnecessary legal demands,
our government has the right to barge inside whenever they please to make sure the same erroneous curriculum is being taught.
Is it possible to regroup and reinstate our rights as human beings?
Or are these truly the best gifts we can leave for the future of humanity--our children?
Modern slavery is closer than you think.