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The Lust for More, More, MorePosted Sunday, October 26, 2008, at 1:51 AM
We are a country of greedy fools, being manipulated by greedy fools.
When I was in fourth grade, we were told the future would be so modernized that we would have much more free time on our hands than our parents. My father, like almost everyone else in the 1950's, was working 40 hours a week, 50 weeks per year. I was relieved to learn I wouldn't have to put in that many hours when I was his age.
But it never came true.
A half century later, we're still stuck at 40 hours per week, with nearly 20 of those hours going to government coffers. The average American family pays more in taxes than food, clothing, shelter and transportation combined. Either we are incapable of being personally responsible for our own welfare or government has gotten vastly out of control.
This is insane.
Yet, politicians continually promise more jobs, more growth, more goodies for everyone.
And this country of greedy fools, which is $10 trillion in debt, keeps falling for it. We keep borrowing against the future to satisfy our insatiable lust for more, more, more.
Guess who benefits from our insatiable lust for more, more, more.
We have created a government that lusts for more, more, more. Its objective is growth. And in order to grow it must continue to encourage people to work, work, work in order to feed itself. And it must continually gain more control over its subjects in order to be more needed by its subjects in order to grow, grow, grow.
We have created a monster that is devouring us. We have enslaved ourselves by our own greed. Yet we are blind, because we want more, more, more.
Guess who else benefits from our insatiable lust for more, more, more.
There are powerful people in high places who manipulate global affairs, profit from global turmoil and yearn for a one-world global government to be controlled by them. These are wealthy bloodlines, international bankers and military-industrial power brokers. They have an insatiable lust for more, more, more. And there never is enough for them until they have complete control over the entire world.
We are pawns in a global game of chess. Fat cats get fatter and the pawns are clueless.
Wake up and smell the roses.
Stop lusting for more, more, more.
Slow down and enjoy your precious leisure time because that's the only freedom you're going to get.
This world is about to implode before your eyes. The only way to stop it is to stop being needy and greedy. Let the rest of the world wallow in it's self-perpetuated madness. You cannot stop the momentum created by fools, but at least you don't have to be part of the problem.
The truth will set you free.
Life is simple. Discover what makes you happy, figure out a way to make it work and do it.
Don't follow the greedy fools over the cliff.
Follow your bliss.
Find your purpose.
Reach your potential.
Experience your magnificence.
Quote for the Day -- "The things that people do cannot, under any conditions, be more important than the world." Carlos Castaneda (Shaman)
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Bret Burquest is a former award-winning columnist for The News (2001-2007) and author of four novels. He has lived in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Kansas City, Memphis and the middle of the Arizona desert. After a life of blood, sweat and tears in big cities, he has finally found peace in northern Arkansas where he grows tomatoes, watches sunsets and occasionally shares the Secrets of the Universe (and beyond) with the rest of the world.