as kids
we were taught
to save

save money
save the environment
save the children in africa

you get
the idea

i was thinking

there i go thinking

how come
we are
~ now ~
being told
to spend, spend, spend?

seriously here

we wonder why
we/our government
has a trillion dollar

but why wonder

just look at
the average
being told
that they
have to buy
the latest and
60 inch
plasma tv
before the stuper bowl

and they do!

so why should our
be any different
than it's regular citizen?


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Case Wagenvoord said...

Started the video. It looks interesting. I'll finish it when I have more time.

Peacechick Mary said...

Whatever happened to the "I want it, but I don't need it, so I won't buy it" thinking. Now, it's I want it, I get it. People are becoming so dependent on things.

BBC said...

I don't do the spend, spend, spend thing. I have all I need. In fact I'm thinking of getting rid of a lot of it.

Professor Zero said...

And we are supposed to spend because it is patriotic. Very interesting point about how in the past we were supposed to save for the same reason.

People ask my brother why he rides his bike to work ... really he has a lot of reasons but the standard response he has invented is "out of patriotism" [saving resources]. People never get it!

Lew Scannon said...

Right now, we need to save America more than ever.

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

hehe "Stuper Bowl", good call.

I stay away from the great American mind control device, so I guess I really don't know what I'm missing by not buying anything.