This is one of the best things I’ve seen on the internet in a while. The author and narrator is George Monbiot, @GeorgeMonbiot
I’m going to pull out some pearls as I watch it again. Here are some:
Consumerism is the stifling of our moral imaginations.
Celebrity culture weaponized consumerism.
A celebrity is a mask that the machine wears.
What consumerism does is constantly to create new needs, constantly to create new wants which didn’t exist before. And once we want that thing well our lives are incomplete until we’ve got it.
Everything becomes a consumable as consumerism – driven by the demands of capitalism – extends into every aspect of our lives and the lives of those around us.