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The American Dream Has Been Irreparably Broken

"The belief that democracy lies in the choice between competing brands and the accumulation of vast sums of personal wealth at the expense of others is exposed as a fraud." - Chris Hedges

"The true story of American Empire is very much the reverse of the propaganda history Americans are taught and presented with in the commercial media. Our entire culture has been dependent on belief in the myth of American Exceptionalism and denial of the global toll of the American Way of the Life." - Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

"We're fools, protagonists in a kind of gruesome comedy about the marriage of greed and stupidity. And the worst part about it is that we're still in denial - we still think this is some kind of unfortunate accident, not something that was designed by the group of psychopaths on Wall Street whom we allowed to gang-rape the American Dream." - Matt Taibbi 03/19/09

they call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it

Marketers know we’re suckers for nostalgia

19 Surveys Which Prove That A Large Chunk
Of The Population Is Made Up Of Totally Clueless Sheeple

Collapse of The American Dream in Animation

Companies Find Fruitful Results When Hiring Autistic Workers

Software Company Only Hires People who Have Autism

Autistic Workers: software testers and programmers

Those Without Autism Need Not Apply

Autism Can Help You Land a Job

Autism in the workplace

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 desire.

That manufactured desire includes an embrace of American Exceptionalism - belief that worldwide culture should mimic Greenfield Village of Henry Ford.

Church of Ford proselytizes an exceptionalist fantasy of manufactured desire to acculturate MICE culture assuring uptake of transhuman modifications.

"The populations of dying empires are passive because they are lotus-eaters.

There is a narcotic-like reverie among those barreling toward oblivion.

They retreat into the sexual, the tawdry and the inane, retreats that are momentarily pleasurable but ensure self-destruction.

They naively trust it will all work out.

As a species, Margaret Atwood observes in her dystopian novel "Oryx and Crake," "we're doomed by hype."

Absurd promises of hope and glory are endlessly served up by the circus industry, the political and economic elite, the class of courtiers who pose as journalists, self-help gurus like Oprah and religious belief systems that assure followers that God will always protect them.

Collective self-delusion, a retreat into magical thinking." - Chris Hedges

step on everyone

Unpaid Interns and the Law

Low-wage job king is actually federal government

Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed

Corporate America: Great Recession Turned Good Jobs Bad

Judge OKs $97 million payout for Microsoft "permatemps"

"The American Dream has become what the ruling class dreams for us.

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 heap.

It's time to remind everyone that this is not the real American dream.

The Real American Dream is:

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, food and air.

Most of us have no need or desire to "have it all."

We just desire enough to live a comfortable, simple life." - Bruce McDonald

"From Bernie Ebbers and WorldCom to 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 Security.

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 01/02/10

"We are the last generation with a real opportunity.

We must wake up. Our complacent dream is over.

Our nightmare has begun." - Laurence Overmire

Edward Abbey American Dream

Why most Americans hate their jobs

Slow-motion tragedy for American workers

Police linked to blacklist of construction workers

Americans negative about their jobs

80% Hate Their Jobs

"Many individuals and groups now find themselves living in a society that measures the worth of human life in terms of cost-benefit analysis.

The central issue of life and politics is no longer about working to get ahead, but struggling simply to survive.

And many groups, who are considered marginal because they are poor, unemployed, people of color, elderly or young, have not just been excluded from "the American dream," but have become utterly redundant and disposable, waste products of a society that no longer considers them of any value." - Henry A. Giroux

acquisition of possessions

"Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions."

Frank Lloyd Wright

Living In The Past

"People today are expected to inhabit a set of relations in which the only obligation is to live for one's own self-interest and to reduce the responsibilities of citizenship to the demands of a consumer culture." - Henry A. Giroux

The Industrial Revolution in America was the motivating factor for the initial corruption of the American Dream.

1868 Horatio Alger pens Ragged Dick.

Rags to riches juvenile novels teenage boys, through studious labor, work hard to escape poverty to become middle class if not wealthy tycoons.

Horatio Alger forged the myth of upward social mobility in America.

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

American popular culture places too much emphasis on the acquistion.

Moments of true value, friendly conversation, time spent with family, enjoying the summer breeze - all relegated to a subordinate position.

The prevalent American philosophy, Social Darwinism, preaches that survival of the fittest - in the economic terms of acquisition, control and manipulation of resources - is the mark of the successful pursuit of the American Dream.

"The Industrial Revolution concentrated labor into mills, factories, and mines, but industrial workers could never experience the sense of satisfaction and pride that craftsmen derived from their creations.

Craftwork is a mentally stimulating creative activity; pushing a button is not.

The best craftsmen were renowned as artists.

Some are still renowned: Thomas Chippendale and George Hepplewhite.

The integral strength of Windsor chairs has never been duplicated in a factory.

Handmade 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 industrial workers.

The Industrial Revolution degraded human life to the status of coal.

People became fuel for machines.

Bought cheap, people are used until unneeded and then discarded like slag.

Individuality, talent, 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." - John Kozy

useless things

"We become what we behold. We shape our tools
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 attention.

Much of what Americans purchase are called "positional goods" - objects whose value is measured in relation to the purchases of other individuals.

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 fictitious characters.

"Consumerism needs an infantilist ethos as it favors laxity over discipline, values childish impetuosity and juvenile narcissism over enlightened self-interest preferring consumption directed play to spontaneous recreation. 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 war.

failure to think

The American Dream has lost all resemblance to the original dream of liberty.

Now the American Dream is a dream of bondage to permanent war.

"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."

Like 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".

prove you love us ! spend a lot !

Too many gifts can cause kids trouble

Materialist ethos more misery inducing than thought


"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 Jews 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.

Who is god, the one only and true? Money is god.

God and Greenbacks and Stock - father, son, and ghost - three persons in one; these are the true and only god, mighty and supreme." - Mark Twain

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