Friday, June 19, 2009
Today as estimated 20 to 25 percent of Americans use psychiatric drugs; 10 to 15 percent are abusing alcohol and illegal psychotropic drugs; and 7 to 12 percent compulsively gamble. Millions more compulsively view television, video games, and pornography; play the stock market; overeat; shop for things they don’t need and flee their helplessness and hopelessness in countless other ways. Increasingly, the US economy is based on diversions and anesthetizations.
–Bruve Levine, Adbusters.com