Free market capitalism utilizes the positive connotations of freedom and its unhindered power of
becoming anything, creating the world in its own "free" image. It does not let the interests of
government or society challenge it, but instead transforms these groups to agree along the lines of
its code. Thou government shall not protect little fish from big fish; thy shall be laissez-faire.
Thou societal celebrations and functions shall not exist without market presence, for that creates
barriers to trade.
Years pass. Voices are lost in the media haze, especially voices challenging those who
fund the media haze. Embarrassing news is suppressed. A complacent acceptance of Things As
They Are emerges, and a good portion of our lives is given over to values that keep the
machinery moving, losing desire and opportunity to freely explore our own potentiality.
Personalities transform into the collective identity of the current machinery. The
predominant machinery of today is characterized with an emphasis upon fiscal opportunity.
After all, it makes practical sense to follow responsible business practices. It slowly enters the
heartís priority, and practical sense practically dominates. Talk is of investing from birth,
avoiding habits that do not increase oneís financial capability, socially engaging with
mannerisms denying disagreeable ramifications, and cultivating a mind that could not even think
outside of status quo political correctness. Lower income brackets may find in this an unrealistic
correspondence. Whether or not one lives up to the consumer identity does not change the fact
that the identity exists and enjoys a kind of privilege.
Capitalism is not the only means for economic markets to function, but it is the one that is
winning. It stops at nothing to keep from spreading, for the goal of capitalism is self-defined:
The accumulation of capital. Capitalism both satisfies needs and creates artificial needs for
consumption. The worker is the means to the end; depleted in a world where the day is spent
winding up and down from work, and the evening consuming in spaces created by markets. Time
is lost. Time is the root of human development. Those without time become beasts of
burden, streamlined into market races who ideally exist entirely in ways propagating the growth
of capital, which is precisely the goal of capitalism.