By Jane Velez-Mitchell
American citizens are being lured into habit. And what we are addicted to is not unavoidably unlawful or perhaps difficult to return through. Prescription medicines are making us excessive. quickly nutrients is making us fats. the web retains us continuously distracted with every thing from playing and porn to compulsive social networking. tv bombards us with glamorized violence. From billboards, to on-line pop ups, to advertisements. . . we are seduced into procuring extra stuff we do not desire whereas we drown in becoming debt. big gains fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the cost of everybody else. enterprises, govt, and the media are developing the appearance that the extra now we have, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they're promoting and develop into hooked on their items within the strategy. american citizens are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our energy again. In her trademark no-holds-barred type, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you actually need to be a slave, present simply to make another individual wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this booklet. Addict kingdom is our blueprint for swap, yet first we needs to see what's quite happening. this is often an intervention!
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Government. War addiction is fueled by the military-industrial complex. 3 Prescription drug addiction is encouraged by the secretive but powerful pharmaceutical industry that controls government decisions through its powerful lobby. In all of the above cases, the people funding these powerful interests are you and me . . the taxpayers and consumers. We, the people, are doubly exploited and victimized. We have to live with the albatross of addiction, and we make our enslavers rich in the process!
It’s a really bad deal. Ironically, if all us consumers/taxpayers joined forces to demand change, we, as a unit, would be more powerful than the most powerful industrial cartels. But first the American people have to “hit bottom” on these cultural addictions and feel the desire to change! Addiction Is Progressive A fundamental truth of addiction is that if it’s not confronted and treated, it will invariably get worse. That’s because the addict’s pleasure receptors become skewed and require an ever-increasing amount of the same substance/behavior for the high to kick in.
Even the pushers! The media relays and popularizes the bad habit, the government subsidizes it, and big business squeezes a buck out of it. When somebody’s absolutely got to have something, that’s called demand. Addiction creates enormous demand, and there are massive profits in supplying what we crave. The More Widespread an Addiction Gets, the More It Seems Normal An extreme example of a dysfunction that has become accepted as normal in one part of the world is the burka women are forced to wear in some parts of the Middle East.