Sunday, March 25, 2012

Don't Shake The System

Lyrical wit and musical brilliance combined with catchy looks characterize Freddie Fiction's song, "Big Corporation Man". Be careful, if you shake the system, it may be loaded with hilarious satire.

Source: Freddie Fiction

Friday, March 23, 2012

Does Your Employer Own You?

Does Your Employer Own You?
It's being reported in the news recently that more employers are requiring potential employees to give them their Facebook passwords as a condition of employment. As expected, this gross invasion of privacy has created so much outrage that even the ACLU and one Senator have begun to address it.

But, if you think about it, it's not just "employers" who are solely responsible for their dastardly deeds. It's not "employers" who are demanding this information, it's people who are doing it.

It's someone, just like me and you, who was probably in exactly the same position as the person being interviewed, but only months before. It's that same person you went to high school with, your neighbor, the guy you worked out with at the gym, the woman you bumped into at the grocery store, the family you go to church with - WE are enabling employers to do these outrageous things.

For some strange reason that escapes me, many of us feel that once we become employees we're obligated to carry out any order that our employers demand. We seem to freely give up our personal beliefs, our ethics, our morals, and even our rights as individual Americans just because that's what our employers expect. We follow their orders without once ever considering, or caring about, the consequences of our actions.

Why is it that once we're hired, we automatically consider anyone who doesn't work for our employer to be the enemy, or someone to be abused or exploited?

Many of us aren't "getting it" about what's been going on lately in America. We can't see how we are active participants in having our rights subtlety being taken away little-by-little, our lives marginalized, and our futures destroyed. We're allowing ourselves to become manipulated and enslaved. You can blame your employer, but really, it's our own fault for enabling their sinister behavior.

Have some fucking balls and quit being your employer's Huckleberry. Think about what you're being told to do before you do it, and don't be afraid to use that empowering word "NO!" once in a while.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Official National Bullshit Story

"America is a great country, but it's a strange culture. This has got to be the only country in the world that could ever come up with a disease like bulimia; it's gotta be the only country in the world where some people have no food at all, and other people eat a nourishing meal and puke it up intentionally.

This is a country where tobacco kills over four hundred thousand people a year, so they ban artificial sweeteners! Because a rat died! You know what I mean? This is a place where gun store owners are given a list of stolen credit cards, but not a list of criminals and maniacs! And now, they're thinking about banning toy guns - and they're gonna keep the fucking real ones!

America's leading industry, America's most profitable business, is still the manufacture, packaging, distribution and marketing of bullshit. High-quality, grade-A, prime-cut, pure, American bullshit.

And the sad part is, that most people seem to have been indoctrinated to believe that bullshit only comes from certain places, certain sources: advertising, politics, salesmen – not true. Bullshit is everywhere. Bullshit is rampant. Bullshit is truly the American soundtrack."

So, I've decided to listen to George and turn off my cell phone, make my own pancakes, rub my own balls, and rock the boat whenever I hear the soundtrack being played.

[Source: My Hero - George Carlin]