Archive for December, 2011

Anything For Money

December 9, 2011

When my family and I first drove by the above image, which once graced a billboard in Bristol, I couldn’t believe my eyes. You see, until recently, prostitution was legal in RI! So you can imagine my disappointment when, after fumbling for my cell phone in a mad attempt to dial the number listed, my wife informed me these ladies were only selling real estate. Bummer.

That’s when I got to thinking. Did you ever notice how some people will do just about anything for money? No? Oh, well, me neither. I’m too caught up in my own life to be concerned with the problems caused by greed (e.g. wars, poverty, climate change, a broken healthcare system) until those issues start impacting me and mine. Of course, by then, it’ll probably be too late for the good old USA, if not the planet.

But, honestly, who cares? Especially when we can take advantage of the downtrodden along the way through stuff like payday loans, pawn shops (as long as they’re not downtown), home foreclosures, corporate takeovers of public institutions, you name it! No sir, life is still good for the 1% and their uncritical followers. In fact, not being critical is the key to it all. Ignorance is bliss as the saying goes.

I mean, sure, being critical has its advantages. It allows people to become independent, productive citizens who make informed decisions and help protect society from the uncontrolled selfishness that leads to so much of the chaos in the world. Beyond that, though, it’s kind of limited. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have giant displays of voluptuous women selling… anything.