Wealth is increasingly being concentrated in the hands of the few. When stepping back and looking at it all, it is as if I am living in some horrifying slave plantation, but it is not immediately obvious because everything is just colorful enough to keep me distracted. After all, slaves surely would not have air conditioning and delicious food? I remember walking into the floor of an office building. There in front of me was an endless sea of cubicles. The walls were just high and grey enough to create the perception of jail cells, yet low enough so that if the manager walked out of his office, he would be able to stare out over the sea of workers. I spoke to someone there, who wryly introduced me to her “cellmate”. Essentially, when you are an employee, you have zero control. People with no control are basically slaves. Today we use the euphemism “employee”. Just another reason to acquire the means for self sufficiency.
The model of society is based on competition. Would it be possible to create a new model of society based on common goals? Or does human nature make this impossible. I would surely like to try something different.