Watch This Stuff

February 24, 2009

the economy

In August, I wrote a post about “planned obsolescence” and a great video called “The Story of Stuff.” In a nutshell, the video tells us that our economy relies on the constant activity of the shopper (that is, shopping) to keep the economy rolling. That’s why so few save, debt is so high, and it’s why the stuff we buy does not last. I was once again reminded of this when I wrote my post about my 6-month-old vacuum cleaner breaking down (and it never really worked right, anyway). This planned obsolescence and shopping craze is a system, a purposeful plan by governments to cash in on our slave labor and on more power and trading.

This video, “The Story of Stuff,” spells out the entire system and how it works. It’s a GREAT video and I think it’s very timely. Here is a trailer of the entire video.

See? Why else do we have to replace, on a CONSTANT basis, everything from toasters to vacuums to bathroom vanities to cars? That’s why!

This kind of an economy is not sustainable. There is an END to its cycle, and it isn’t a happy ending. Governments (who have grown fat off our backs with this kind of economy) are doing everything they can to prevent the end, but by prolonging the agony, we will experience the economy’s long, agonizing death. The only ones who will walk away with money in their pockets will be the international bankers (in the U.S., this includes the Federal Reserve) and the politicians (who are paid by the international bankers). Looking to the government for “change” will further enslave us into their system, as we are seeing right before our eyes.

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One Response to “Watch This Stuff”

  1. Laurie Bishop Says:

    I will have to check out the web site.

    I remember when a refrigerator lasted 30 years–and an old Coldspot survives in my sister’s house, relegated to the cellar and holding apples etc. (I am not ancient, but obviously “experienced,” LOL.)

    Major applances were an investment that were intended to last, for sure. It’s sad, really. As time passes, fewer people will remember what it was like when something didn’t break down, or grow obsolete, in 8 months or a year or so. And when you recycle something, it sometimes means storing it until you know where to take it. Sigh.