Christina Sarich – Monsanto and the biotech industry stay several steps ahead of the rest of us.
Steven MacMillan – The study of mass psychology and herd behavior were the foundations of modern propaganda and consumerism.
Gustavo Tanaka – Most of us haven’t quite realized there are something extraordinary things happening.
Cortland Pfeffer & Irwin Ozborne – Christmas has become symbolic of all that is wrong with our society.
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.
Kingsley L. Dennis – The inner evolutionary journey is not a shopping list of abilities and spiritual practices.
S. Grant – As it turns out, Americans were carefully and systematically manipulated into becoming insatiable shoppers.
Kingsley Dennis – Modern programs of social influence could not exist without recent developments in mass media.
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.
Video – Ready for Black Friday? Here’s an artistic reminder of just how weird things have gotten out there the day after Thanksgiving…
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Joe Wright, Guest Waking Times The story of a letter embedded in a package of Kmart Halloween decorations received by Oregonian Julie Keith immediately went ultra-viral as it detailed an excruciating cry for help from a prisoner of a Chinese forced labor camp. The letter brought to the forefront a part of the American economy […]
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Last June, a story in the New York Times revealed just what type of working conditions are creating piles of inexpensive toys, decorations, electronics and other random household products made by the Chinese and sold throughout the world. There is seemingly an unending worldwide demand for cheap plastic trinkets, […]