Robots of the World Unite

A specter is haunting America – the specter of technofascism.  We are enmeshed in a global system of conquest and destruction, dominance and deceit in which Wall Street, Corporate America, the Pentagon, the U.S. Government, and the Israeli lobby manipulate and control our lives through money, political power, markets, media, and technology resulting in the loss of political will, civil liberties, collective memory, and traditional culture.

Robots of the world unite against affluenza, technomania, cybermania, megalomania, robotism, globalization, and imperialism:

Affluenza Overconsumption of more and more stuff

Technomania God-like worship of technology which we equate with progress

Cybermania Obsession with some of the most anti-intellectual, anti-educational, anti-creativity, and anti-social devices ever conceived which have the potential to destroy community, undermine democracy, dehumanize society, and induce emotional instability.

Megalomania Mental condition characterized by delusions of great personal power, influence, grandeur, and wealth and the obsessive-compulsive worship of anything that is big.

Robotism Condition of those who behave as if they were perfectly cloned, mindless automatons, who think the same, vote the same, watch the same TV programs, visit the same Web sites, and buy the same consumer goods.

Globalization International system of mass production, mass marketing, mass distribution, mass consumption, mega financial institutions, and global telecommunications, which works best if we are all the same.

Imperialism Foreign policy based on the concepts of full spectrum dominance and imperial overstretch.

Thomas H. Naylor

August 20, 2011

Founder of the Second Vermont Republic and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University; co-author of Affluenza, Downsizing the USA, and The Search for Meaning.