YES! The Captains of Industry have had every opportunity to share the fruits of automation with us, but they choose to keep them for themselves instead. And the planet, and the people, cannot keep giving forever.
Welcome back. In Part One, I outlined our obsession with modernity, and looked at some of the problems surrounding it. In this post, I will examine in more detail the reality of modern life for the majority of so-called modern people, or as I term us, the Modern Peasants.
So who is a Modern Peasant? I am. You probably are too. Most people in Western societies are, and most of them don’t realise it. We are the people who work like slaves in exchange for the privilege of rubbing up alongside the ruling classes. We are fed with the dream that we matter, that we can join the elite. This dream is nourished with all manner of trinkets and deceptions that distract us from the fact that we, the many, work primarily for the benefit of a few.
This is not meant to be a political statement, as such. Despite…
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