The American Dream: downtrodden
peoples discover freedom from tyranny.
Now Americans find themselves
trapped in the tyranny of the ponerological
embrace of the materilaistic
pragmatism of manufactured
That manufactured desire includes an embrace of
American Exceptionalism - belief
that worldwide culture should mimic
Greenfield Village of
Church of Ford
an exceptionalist fantasy of
manufactured desire to
acculturate MICE culture assuring
uptake of transhuman
of dying empires are passive because they are
a narcotic-like reverie among those
barreling toward oblivion.
retreat into the sexual,
the tawdry and
the inane, retreats
that are momentarily pleasurable but
They naively trust it will all work
As a species, Margaret Atwood observes in her dystopian novel
"Oryx and Crake," "we're doomed by
Absurd promises of
hope and glory are endlessly served up by the
the political and economic elite,
the class of courtiers who pose as
gurus like Oprah and religious
belief systems that assure followers that God will always protect them.
retreat into magical thinking." - Chris Hedges
"The American Dream has become what
the ruling class dreams for
The American dream has become one where you step on everyone and
everything you have to in order to rise to the top of the scrap
It's time to remind everyone that this is not the real American
Real American Dream
a dream of a good
life for all Americans, the ability
to earn a decent living while
living freely in
self-determination with clean water,
Most of us have no need or
desire to "have it all."
We just desire enough to live
a comfortable, simple life." -
"From Bernie Ebbers and
Jeff Skilling and the Enron
boys, to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi
scheme, to the bait-and-switch that Bush and
Cheney used to take the country into war, this was the Decade of Deception.
No deceit was more
malevolently corrosive than the fiction that this was a period of expansive
prosperity in which
significant numbers of our people were able to share in the American Dream of Financial
A tiny minority of insiders, on the other
hand, did very well for themselves.
Economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas
Piketty report the highest earning 0.1% of Americans accounted for 8.2% of the
country's total pretax income.
That's the highest concentration of
wealth since 1917." - Tim Rutten
"Many wealthy people are little more than
janitors of their possessions."
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Industrial Revolution in America was the
motivating factor for the initial corruption of the American
1868 Horatio Alger pens Ragged
Rags to riches juvenile
novels teenage boys, through
studious labor, work hard to
escape poverty to become middle class if
not wealthy tycoons.
Alger forged the myth of upward
social mobility in America.
The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship
American popular culture
places too much emphasis on
of true value,
the summer breeze - all relegated to a subordinate position.
prevalent American philosophy, Social Darwinism, preaches that
survival of the fittest - in
the economic terms of acquisition,
manipulation of resources - is
the mark of the successful
pursuit of the American Dream.
"The Industrial Revolution
concentrated labor into
mines, but industrial workers
could never experience the sense of satisfaction and pride that
craftsmen derived from their
Craftwork is a mentally
stimulating creative activity;
pushing a button is
The best craftsmen were renowned as artists.
still renowned: Thomas Chippendale and George Hepplewhite.
strength of Windsor chairs has never been duplicated
in a factory.
textiles, Persian rugs, even
handcrafted toys are renowned
for their artistry.
Today that pride and satisfaction accrues only to
hobbyists, such as quilters, but never to
The Industrial Revolution degraded human life to
the status of coal.
People became fuel for
people are used until unneeded and then discarded like slag.
imagination, originality; the best
attributes of human beings are suppressed to the
point of extinction.
The Industrial Revolution sucked
the humanity out of the human race;
people became things." -
"We become what we behold. We shape our
and then our tools shape us." - Marshall McLuhan
Americans are constantly bombarded
by advertisements that manipulate the individuals sense of self-worth as
most people just desire a little
Much of what Americans purchase are called "positional goods" - objects whose
value is measured in relation to the purchases of other
When an individual becomes
trapped in the hamster wheel of manufactured desire
a fine line between reality
and fantasy is bridged.
This "bridging" allows an individual,
through the use of mirror
neurons, to self-identify
with romanticized and aggrandized
an infantilist ethos as it
favors laxity over discipline, values
childish impetuosity and juvenile
narcissism over enlightened
self-interest preferring consumption directed play to
This ethos feeds a
private market logic combating
the public consciousness fashioned by
a republican democracy." -
Benjamin R. Barber
The American Dream for the
founders of America was a vision in
which men were free to worship,
think and live as they saw fit - the
government was not to demand submission; was not
to decree morals; was not to
grant franchises and
privileges to entrenched
aristocracy; was not to encourage consumption and was not
to conduct a never ending
American Dream has lost all resemblance to the
original dream of liberty.
the American Dream is a dream of
bondage to permanent
"What America really needs is
a policy vision which sparks
community building and coöperation among its citizens rather than
instructing them to simply spend their way into the American Dream.
What Americans don't realize is in so many ways it is
in their self interest to work
in coöperation." - Mark Winston Grifith
"Studies show that
happiness rises with incomes - up to
the point at which basic needs are met, after which it stagnates as
aspirations rise with income.
Nobel Prize-winning economist and
psychologist Daniel Kahneman calls this a "hedonic treadmill."
proverbial rats, we run faster and faster - so do aspirations - the bottom line
is the old cliche: Money
can't buy happiness." - Andrew L. Yarrow
The American Dream is now
one of a utopian social order in
which every 'experience' under the sun is the
ultimate goal of "living a full life".
"It may be too late for this year, but next year
the malls and stores can put up their real symbol of the season and
Christians alike will be able to get
behind it: a 12-foot gilded dollar sign, decorated with
credit cards and shopping
bags." - Marta Goldstein
"What is the chief end of man? - to get rich.
In what way? - dishonestly if we can; honestly if we must.
is god, the one only and true? Money is god.
God and Greenbacks and
Stock - father,
ghost - three persons in one; these are
the true and only god, mighty and supreme." -
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