I am in absolute agreement with Dr. Sanity’s blog about why materialism is so important to all of us: any good you buy as an essential matter, a functional purpose, or for pleasure/entertainment, is made by people who are inspired or moved to create, produce, market and sell them en masse, as in sharing the triumph of human creativity, innovation and wealth creation. It should spurn you to buy, to enjoy, to inspire, to improve or to innovate and to expand/provoke the mind and the spirit in all of us.
However, Dr. Sanity warned that Obama’s redistribution of the wealth can lead to the enslavement of the human mind, as it is the very modus operandi of the neo-Marxists. Please read it all to the end and THEN THINK VERY CAREFULLY after that! Read this excellent excerpt below from Dr. Sanity:
By appreciating those goods and services, we pay homage to the human mind.
By purchasing those goods and services, we honor human creativity as we pursue that which we value and which gives our lives meaning.
By enjoying the material things that make my life easier and more enjoyable, we are celebrating the human spirit.
By means of materialism –pursuing wealth, money and objects–free people happily provide the means by which many humans can benefit from the imagination of one. In other words, we contribute to the advancement of humanity from poverty to wealth; from homelessness to shelter; from hunger to satiety.
By embracing materialism and honoring the human mind, we are embracing the the highest spiritual and mental development of humanity.
The reason to enjoy and appreciate all those materialistic “things” is because they are human thought made visible. When we give “objects” to people we love those objects become concrete expressions of our love. And, as physical beings living in a physical world, it is a function of our essential nature to translate the abstract, the intangible, the non-corporeal–the spiritual, if you will–into reality.
What those who constantly lecture us about the “shallowness” of pursuing material things forget–as they busily attempt to limit our ability to create, let alone pursue them–is that human freedom is inextricably bound up in that “shallow” pursuit. In fact, next time you enter a store and see the incredible variety of wonders for sale–no matter how silly or trivial or “non-essential” they may be–remember that every single one of them is a concrete expression of a human mind. Every time you buy one of those goods (interesting name for material things, no?), you are celebrating the freedom of that mind.
Take Apple, for a perfect example. iPod. iPhone. iMac. Take Viable for another good example. Sony products. Amazon Kindle. Microsoft Xbox 360. Coca Cola. Honda automobiles. Blackberry or T-Mobile Sidekick. All these great foods and things in the grocery stores. Movies from Hollywood. And so many mores.
Now, please tell me why are you supporting the redistribution of the wealth by taxing and squeezing out the very companies that made these products for you now and in the future? Do you wanted the Obama administration to dictate how the companies should make their goods and decide how you, the consumers, should get or not get?
The neo-Marxists only wanted to enslave you and they got their man in the White House to do it for them.
You have a choice in buying any good(s) you wanted or needed or not at all, don’t let the government and the Left tell you otherwise. The magic unicorns do not exist and make things appear out of thin air for you.