by Alberta Parish
Competition has been built within our DNA. From the time we’re barely able to walk until adulthood, we’ve been brainwashed with the idea that you have to fight for everything in life. Why the fuck do we have to fight for everything? Who says that you’re a failure just because you don’t excel at a certain thing? Why do you have to drive an expensive car or live in a $1,000,000 home to be accepted by society as an achiever? They showcase the finer things in life on television commercials, and tell you the interest rate is low, and there’s no down payment. They know you need a car, and a place to live. They trick you into debt. When you lose your job, and can no longer afford the high interest rate and loan, they repossess everything.
From the time you’re born until the time you die, you’re a dollar sign. Your life is about making corporate executives and their companies wealthy, and also providing unlimited sources of wealth for their progenitors. This is why many of you work from sun up to sun down, because you’re paying other people to live while they, in turn, live off your slave labor. In addition, you go to your jobs where you’re constantly at odds with management, because they’re always inventing new and innovative ways to take advantage of your talents, skills, labor and physicality without giving you adequate pay increases. They call this maximizing employee productivity. But really, it is glorified slavery in the 21st Century.
I’ve never worked a second job in my entire life, and never will. I’ve never worked past 12 hours in a single work shift. Why? I was smart enough to not put myself into too much debt. I never bought a home that I could not afford. I never had children that I could not afford. I recognized the complexities of finance when I began working at the age of eighteen. I knew then that most Atlanta residents were greatly underpaid and overworked.
At times, I feel out of place in certain environments, which has also led to many choices I’ve made. Some choices were not very good choices, but they were my choices nonetheless. Even when I was part of the brainwashing program of Judeo-Christianity, I always had a problem with the rigidity of spirituality. I’d often wondered whether I could live the perfect life for the mythical Jesus of Nazareth. I’d also wondered why things happened or why god allowed bad things to happen to good people. Now, I realize that bad things happen because there is no god to stop them from happening. Horrible things happen because human beings are similar to animals in the wild. The more powerful group takes from the other, and drains the life out of the other.
Right now, the dominant group is Western civilization. Once Western civilization destroys itself, then there will be another dominant group. A thousand years from now, will humanity have ceased to exist on this planet? Will a higher intelligence inhabit Earth a thousand years from now? There is no guarantee that humanity will remain the dominant species on this planet, especially since we’re destroying the earth and its resources.