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Black Friday – The Pledge of Allegiance to the Matrix

Black Friday – The Pledge of Allegiance to the Matrix

Dylan Charles – It is the activation of the mass reptilian brain. A celebration of the culture of death.

By November 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Sweden to Incentivize Product Repairs in Effort to Reduce Consumer Waste

Sweden to Incentivize Product Repairs in Effort to Reduce Consumer Waste

Vic Bishop – Sweden plans to counter the trend of planned obsolescence.

By September 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
He Was the Father of Modern Mind Control & Propaganda for the Ruling Elite

He Was the Father of Modern Mind Control & Propaganda for the Ruling Elite

Steven MacMillan – The study of mass psychology and herd behavior were the foundations of modern propaganda and consumerism.

By March 25, 2016 43 Comments Read More →
8 Extraordinary Things Happening in the World Today

8 Extraordinary Things Happening in the World Today

Gustavo Tanaka – Most of us haven’t quite realized there are something extraordinary things happening.

By December 21, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Compassion, Christianity or Consumerism? The True Meaning of Christmas

Compassion, Christianity or Consumerism? The True Meaning of Christmas

Cortland Pfeffer & Irwin Ozborne – Christmas has become symbolic of all that is wrong with our society.

By December 20, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Free Thought vs. Social Conformity

Free Thought vs. Social Conformity

Kingsley L. Dennis – People cannot be fully trusted to say and do what they think is right if others around them are all expressing an opposite opinion.

By October 8, 2015 6 Comments Read More →
Spirituality vs. Consumerism

Spirituality vs. Consumerism

Kingsley L. Dennis – The inner evolutionary journey is not a shopping list of abilities and spiritual practices.

By September 23, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
10 Shady Origins Of Consumerism In The US

10 Shady Origins Of Consumerism In The US

S. Grant – As it turns out, Americans were carefully and systematically manipulated into becoming insatiable shoppers.

Conformity Starts Earlier than You Might Expect

Conformity Starts Earlier than You Might Expect

Alex Pietrowski – Our desire to fit in with a group, and the resulting conformity, start at a very early age, thus it is in our nature to be swayed to follow the majority, even if it results in destructive behavior.

Acquire Experiences… Not Things

Acquire Experiences… Not Things

Gary ‘Z’ McGee – No amount of material possession compares to the adventure of the open road (new horizons, exotic foods).

Manipulations & Mind Games: The Secret Battle to Control How We Think

Manipulations & Mind Games: The Secret Battle to Control How We Think

Kingsley Dennis – Modern programs of social influence could not exist without recent developments in mass media.

By February 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Is Living in a Tiny Home a Way to Curb Consumerism?

Is Living in a Tiny Home a Way to Curb Consumerism?

Alex Pietrowski – Is living in a tiny home a great way to make a statement against consumerism or an unhealthy trend towards more control over the population.

By December 21, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Have Yourself a Merry Little Black Friday

Have Yourself a Merry Little Black Friday

Video – Ready for Black Friday? Here’s an artistic reminder of just how weird things have gotten out there the day after Thanksgiving…

By November 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Planned Obsolescence, Perceived Obsolescence

Planned Obsolescence, Perceived Obsolescence

Video – Are people being herded along in a desired direction by a greater power to constantly buy more stuff, when they don’t really need it?

By October 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How Palm Oil Ravages Rainforests, Endangers Wildlife and Destroys Communities

How Palm Oil Ravages Rainforests, Endangers Wildlife and Destroys Communities

Travis McKnight, EcoWatch Waking Times Agriculture plays a massive role in today’s global economy. It’s easy to not realize that your salad’s fresh tomatoes are likely flown in from the Netherlands, its asparagus is picked by a Peruvian farmer and the dressing has palm oil harvested in Indonesia. Our complicity in an agricultural system that ships food […]

Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Andrew Martin, Collective-Evolution Waking Times Victor Lebow an economist, retail analyst and author, wrote a very pertinent account of modern consumerism in his 1955 paper, “Price Competition in 1955,” which was published in the Spring issue of the “Journal of Retailing.” “Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that […]

The Meaning of Peace in the Bhagavad Gita

The Meaning of Peace in the Bhagavad Gita

V. Susan Ferguson, Contributor Waking Times The superb Sanskrit text, The Bhagavad Gita, is an amazing guide and in my view the ultimate ‘user’s manual’ for the human adventure. This ancient text is a dialogue between two mighty warrior heroes: Krishna and Arjuna. Krishna represents the God within us all, who is always waiting patiently […]

The World Is Our Garden – Defend It or Lose It

The World Is Our Garden – Defend It or Lose It

Julian Rose, Contributor Waking Times When we walk into a carefully nurtured and diverse garden, we are struck by its beauty and its sense of completeness. We are enraptured by its scents and its mysteries. We are enlivened by its colours, both vivid and subtle, and we are nourished by the freshness that fills our […]

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

Bruce E. Levine, AlterNet Waking Times Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the […]

Is Black Friday a Crime Against Humanity?

Is Black Friday a Crime Against Humanity?

Andrew V Pontbriand, Guest Waking Times There are approximately 190,000 people in China that are currently working in Slave Labor Camps. Among these are petty offenders such as drug addicts, pretty thieves and prostitutes. Currently, 75% of toy products are made in China, and these toys are being assembled under conditions that would make the average […]

By November 30, 2013 2 Comments Read More →

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