Therefore I Am
I shop therefore I am
A number in the amorphous mass
That feeds upon the demographic
Dangled in front of me – so crass.
I buy therefore I exist
To nourish the economic bubble
And create wealth for the chimps
Who cause so great a trouble.
I consume therefore I live
To support the wealth of others
And enable the system to persist
That creates expendable brothers.
I hoard therefore I’m worthy
Of their encouragement
And feed their greed and mania
Without the slightest lament.
I discard therefore I thrive
In their eyes, for I replace
The baubles and the beads
Without a trace of disgrace.
I think therefore I am
Untrustworthy to those whose aim
Is to make us economic
Numbers in their profit making game.
Therefore I Am
Sometimes I think the whole world is one great economic market, a tourist theme park and money-making opportunity. There are no aims to live, enjoy or communicate. It is merely exploitation of everyone and the weakest go to the wall.
The people of the Third World are consumed, the poor are consumed and the natural world is consumed.
The mantra is progress. The clarion call is MORE!!!!
We are statistics to be analysed by politicians and businessmen. We are manipulated with subtle campaigns and our views are orchestrated for us. Our individual tastes are analysed and we are presented with opportunities, delectable tit-bits and possessions tailored to our individual tastes. Our every whim is catered for.
Where are our values? Where is our individuality? Where are our choices?
I shop therefore I am.