Wednesday, December 05, 2007
This 20-minute video called "The Story of Stuff" is F-ing amazing! I never realized that the American system of over-consumption was consciously PLANNED in the 1950s!! Here is the scariest quote I have EVER heard:
"Our enormously productive economy... demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption... We need things consumed, burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate."
-Victor Lebow, 1955