tonight i walked by a sunglass hut playing hotline bling, in the year 2020, of which i thought, nothing could better reflect the desperation and premeditated muzak desire of late capitalism to form a relationship with a consumer desiring instant gratification and relatability when purchasing a pair of designer sunglasses where each brand is manufactured in the same facility as its competitor than this; not even the overhead acceptance of the shopping mall playing 'the middle' by jimmy eat world
how soul-warming it is to hear the familiar banality of a tone deaf, needless and subconscious howling from a $1800/mo or more lease location in a mall, selling goods that have long since required a specialty store to disseminate. a pot is boiling over with profit margin reaching and underpaid hourly employees with a ceo hellbent on turning a margin on a simple and unnecessarily unnecessary bevy of customizable paycheck-investment-level consumer goods, while hotline bling is wearing out tweeters
now I am eating an assembly-line-made, customized-to-order vegan flatbread wrap from a mezeh location which serves house drinks which brag about being rich in produce filled with antioxidants (not vitamins or minerals) roughly 30 minutes away from our nation's capital. this writes itself
is there ethical consumption at all?
@ryanlittlefield yay capitalism
@ryanlittlefield lot of words in this thread
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