What if you were to opt out? Opt out of the shit. I don’t necessarily mean opt out a la Atlas Shrugged style, as in just quit your life and disappear into Galt’s Gulch, but just decide you’re done with all the crap and become an annoying, passive aggressive, ‘fuck you I won’t do what you tell me’, uncooperative little prick.
Get rid of your cable TV, turn off the radio, quick being a shopaholic, quick indulging yourself in all the things you think you need. Quit obeying bullshit rules that serve little to no real purpose, be noncompliant and difficult, and openly point out the ridiculousness of everything to those that relish in propping up the bullshit bureaucracy that shackles and enslaves us.
This morning I walked into a high security office building. The person in front of me swiped their keycard to open the door and I grabbed it before it closed, then held it open for the guy behind me. The person behind me stopped and said, “One badge per person.” I stared back at him blankly and continued to hold the door.
A security guard saw what happened and repeated, “One badge per person sir.” I replied, “Last night I left here at 10:30 pm. There was no security in the building. My six co-workers and I went through this door and only one person swiped their badge.” Then I walked away.
Monday I went through airport security, when it was my turn to go through the X-ray-back-scatter slave scanner machine, I lied and said I couldn’t lift my arms above my head. They waved me through the metal detector, no questions asked.
Last week, the Atlanta area was abuzz with news that Justin Bieber was moving to Atlanta. I could honestly admit I can’t recall ever knowingly heard a single song of his, I’ve not listened to the radio for years. Who the hell is Justin Bieber? It feels so good to not know.
Did you watch Superbowl, or any of its lame ass commercials? What about the Olympics? How much of your life has been wasted to the likes of Duck Dynasty or Honey Boo Boo? Who needs it! I didn’t watch any of it. I don’t have cable television anymore. It’s expensive and teaches my kids to be fucking morons. It wastes my time.
What do we do with all our spare time? Well, we’re not totally cut off from the world. We have Netflix and internet. We have a Nintendo Wii. We still buy stuff and shop at Costco, Walmart, Target, etc. I just decided to largely block off all the outside shit, and quit listening to and obeying just because someone said to do so.
Drink Coca-Cola, drive a Ford, wear Nike, cower at the airport, let the cops search your car during routine traffic stops, let the government listen in on all your calls, and read all your emails, trust your TSA, FDA, USDA and EPA- they have our best interest at heart.
If you aren’t a terrorist, why should you care? If you aren’t doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?
Be a good obedient consumer slave. Buy and submit. Be safe. Be warm. Feel good, man. Just feel good.
I feel good.