I’ll tell you what happened!
He got labeled “The American Consumer” and has been tricked into believing consuming is a sustainable way of life. We have been taught, (incorrectly it turns out) that we have a “right” to consume the time and talents of health care providers and teachers without offering anything of our own production in return.
Question: So, if we are now “The American Consumer” what is it we are consuming?
Answer: Natural resources and the products of foreign producers.
You see the farther away the system can get the producer from the consumer the more profit can be made storing, transporting, and distributing a product you yourself did not produce. A second advantage to distant production is central control of the supply/demand situation leading to social manipulation.
I want to look at a comparison of the two words;
- Main Entry:
- often attributive
- 15th century
one that consumes: as a:
one that utilizes economic goods b:
an organism requiring complex organic compounds for food which it obtains by preying on other organisms or by eating particles of organic matter — compare producer
- \prə-ˈdü-sər, prō-, -ˈdyü-\
one that produces
; especially :
one that grows agricultural products
or manufactures crude materials into articles of use2:
a person who supervises or finances a work (as a staged or recorded performance) for exhibition or dissemination to the public3:
an autotrophic organism (as a green plant) viewed as a source of biomass that can be consumed by other organisms — compare consumer
So, we go about our lives spending the 24 hours per day god blesses us with. At the end of the day, measured against the morning dawn, on average, do the balance of your days activity make you a consumer or a producer?
This is a VERY important question we each must ask ourselves. Most Americans I know are PRODUCERS and those who balance out as consumers would love the opportunity to be more productive.
Yet, we are called the “American Consumer” hundreds of times each day and NO ONE (including me until now) says a thing about this mis-labeling. Words are funny things. They effect our attitude and choices far more than most Americans understand. This simple magician trick to get us to take on the role of “American Consumer” that took hold sometime in the 1960’s has brought is to the brink of ruin.
The only solution is for every single American Producer to stand up and get made as hell every time some talking head on the TV calls him or her a consumer. STOP this brainwashing BS right now!