the truth iii

We must shift America from a needs – to a desires – culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things, even before the old have been entirely consumed. […] Man’s desires must overshadow his needs.

Paul Mazur (Lehman Bros, ca.1930), from Adam Curtis ‘ The Century of The Self’ find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prTarrgvkjo more from Adam Curtis: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/

pencil on paper, 297 × 420 mm, 2012

 

‘the people are the masters we are the servants’ just shows what a hypocrite tony blair is / was plus focus groups seem horrifically effective. having attended a couple of these things frankly i’m amazed..  self interest is easier to govern than co-operation – micro or macrocosm.

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