For Gen X Eyes Only
July 13th, 2010 | D.I.Y., Sustainable, alternative, article, Assassins, big, Buddhist Economics, community currency, Feyadeen, gen x, generation x, Hassan i Sabbah, multinational, mustard oil, therapy, Vandana Shiva, war
I am reposting this rather militant article I wrote last year for a local magazine in Los Angeles which has now gone under. Although it was written a while ago, I have to say that I still agree, but now I think that many ‘sleeper agents’ are already awake – watch out multinational corporations!
Printed in Far West Almanac May 2009
To organize work in such a manner that it becomes meaningless, boring, stultifying, or nerve-racking for the worker would be little short of criminal; it would indicate a greater concern with goods than with people, an evil lack of compassion and a soul-destroying degree of attachment to the most primitive side of this worldly existence.
‘Buddhist Economics‘ by E.F. Schumacher in Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered.
One of the tactics of the Nazis to keep people thinking they had control in the face of tyranny was to give them a nonsensical choice. When faced with two choices, we have three possible actions. Choose one or the other or none at all.