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Consumerism

How to manipulate the masses - 101. This is just another cancer grown out of consumerism. The desire to sell widgets or ideas has come together, the commercialization of politics. The story is old. Politicians go to Washington with high ideals and then become compromised with the battle to survive. We're asking those Republican senators to do what they have seen fail time and again. Creating short term desires is what consumerism is all about, what man is about.
- DHR, Ft Worth, Texas, 1/29/20, Comment on Thomas B. Edsall, Trump’s Digital Advantage Is Freaking Out Democratic Strategists, NYT, Jan. 29, 2020


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