STREET ART AGAINST CONSUMERISM
by Los Angeles-based artist Plastic Jesus
The means of communication - the irresistible output of the entertainment and information industry - carry with them prescribed attitudes and habits, certain intellectual and emotional reactions which bind the consumers to the producers and, through the latter to the whole social system.
The products indoctrinate and manipulate;
They promote a false consciousness which is immune against its falsehood…
Thus emerges a pattern of one-dimensional thought and behavior.
Anarchism means that you should be free; that no one should enslave you, boss you, rob you, or impose upon you.
It means that you should be free to do the things you want to do; and that you should not be compelled to do what you don’t want to do.
It means that you should have a chance to choose the kind of a life you want to live, and live it without anybody interfering.
It means that the next fellow should have the same freedom as you, that every one should have the same rights and liberties.
It means that all men are brothers, and that they should live like brothers, in peace and harmony.
That is to say, that there should be no war, no violence used by one set of men against another, no monopoly and no poverty, no oppression, no taking advantage of your fellow-man.
In short, Anarchism means a condition or society where all men and women are free, and where all enjoy equally the benefits of an ordered and sensible life.
– Alexander Berkman, What Is Anarchism?
(Russian Writer, Born November 21, 1870)
the commodification of education.
the idea behind my cut away banner “this system sucks the life from me” a.k.a “12 years a slave”.