The first post
So, what is this blog about? The title says it all. Anticonsumerism. For too long we have been trained, encouraged, and peer-pressured into being good little consumers. You got it from Saturday morning television as children. You get it as adults from even your closest friends and coworkers. Back then it was a brand of toy, now it's Corian countertops.
Let's say you buy a new Honda. You drive it to work and the first question you get is, "So you'll be looking to move up into an Acura in a couple years, right?" This actually happened to me. It's all about the move-up, right? If you're not upgrading the "crap" you had last year, you're not making progress as an American.
Well, I've had enough. I've got a lot more to say and I'll be publishing it shortly. My next article will be about hobbies. You remember hobbies? Well, wait until you see what they've become.