By Jane Velez-Mitchell
American citizens are being lured into habit. And what we are addicted to is not unavoidably unlawful or perhaps demanding to return by way of. Prescription medicinal drugs are making us excessive. quick foodstuff is making us fats. the net retains us always 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 ads. . . we are seduced into purchasing extra stuff we do not want whereas we drown in starting to be debt. vast earnings fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the price of each person else. organisations, govt, and the media are developing the semblance that the extra we've got, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they are promoting and turn into hooked on their items within the technique. american citizens are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our strength again. In her trademark no-holds-barred sort, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you actually need to be a slave, latest simply to make another individual wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this ebook. Addict country is our blueprint for swap, yet first we needs to see what's relatively happening. this can be an intervention!
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I have the feeling there are a lot of people doing the same thing . . ” Karl said his plan was to give all his millions to charities in Latin America and live in a tiny hut in the mountains. “My idea is to have nothing left. 1 Now, for us non-multimillionaires, that sounds a tad eccentric. Do we really have to give up all of our possessions to have a more profound, more meaningful life experience? Heck no. Just like food, we need a certain amount of material possessions to live comfortably and function effectively in an increasingly complicated world.
People who are drunk or high on drugs are capable of monstrous violence they would never even consider while sober and often rob to support their habit. In fact, the title of this book came out of a recurring segment on my show called “Addict Nation,” where my expert panel and I discuss how addiction is the underlying theme of so much disturbing news. America’s crime addiction can be seen in our obsession with the mass shooting du jour and the wild televised car chases. We all know how those car chases end.
If there were no prisons, what would happen to those corporations, unions, and government bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to supply and police those prisons? One of America’s biggest “growth industries” is private prisons and related companies that have discovered a way to “cash in” on arresting, prosecuting, housing, feeding, and clothing inmates. How can they keep “growing” their business? By creating more criminals of course. ) Hollywood also profits off of our culture of violence, selling the American public tickets to highly stylized assaults, car chases, rapes, and murders, glamorizing it all in the process.
Addict Nation: An Intervention for America by Jane Velez-Mitchell