You know, part of what pushes us to invade and attempt to control other countries like Iraq is our voracious appetite for stuff. What I think of as “our way of life” which is about freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom to protest is often overshadowed by our “freedom to buy.” And how has buying stuff become so centrally a part of our culture? Well, in part because at one point we made a conscious decision to let our economy depend on consuming stuff.
And look! Here’s a great video to spell it all out for you! Guaranteed to give you great stuff to talk about: