The system we grew up with is based on a simple formula: Do your job. Show up. Work hard. Listen to the boss. Stick it out. Be part of the system. You will be rewarded.
That’s the scam. Strong words, but true. You have been scammed. You traded years of your life to be part of a giant con in which you are most definitely not the winner.
Having a factory job is not a natural state. It wasn’t at the heart of being a human until recently. We have been culturally brainwashed to believe that accepting the hierarchy and lack of responsibility that come with a factory job is the one way, and the best way.
Art and Initiative and Who’s an Artist Now?
Now, success means being an artist.
In fact, history is now being written by the artists while the factory workers struggle.
It’s factory work because it’s planned, controlled, and measured.
(You Are What You Do)
For our entire lives, the push has been to produce, to confirm, and to consume.
If the factories are our minds–if the thing the market values is insight or creativity or
engagement–then capital isn’t nearly the factor it used to be. There is a third layer to the
economy now–call them the linchpins.
(Karl Marx and Adam Smith Agreed)