« on: May 18, 2007, 12:14:28 pm »
You found god
In an age when the old superstitions have given way to new
The cult of celebrity replaced the cult of the dying god
When men still think the graven image before them is the direction to be taken
When men still see the carrot but not the stick it dangles from
and when the almighty dollar has replaced redemption with another sigil that means nothing except the value placed upon it
Then the priests of the new religion are born
Priest is your mainline to god right?
Used to be a guy, in a suit, from a pulpit, you remember that shit right?
The priest has evolved.
The sermon upgraded
The priest is now a box in your living room, preaching the gospel 24/7
Life is good
Life is precious
Life is free
Life is under attack, buy now while stocks last!
No judgement day til april next year!
The gospel is beamed into your head fucko!
In the olden days there were priests and followers.
The priests told the followers what's what and the followers sat up and fucking listened.
there's nothing much changed
'Cept now it aint "do what we tell ya and the immortal puppy spirit of the harvest (or whatever bullshit) will make your crops grow"
Now it's "subscribe to the almighty corporation, work your ass off and you can have a McFreedom Burger and a blowjob from Christina Aguillera"
Nowadays you're falling for an even wilder story than the one about the faith healing zombie cannibal
Nowadays you're pissing away your life, spending every moment either working your ass to the bone or working out out how to spend those hard earned dollars on the accomplishment of that lifestyle demographic you "absolutely must have! Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!"
In the olden days there was always clued up social engineers, manoeuvring themselves into a position of power and authority, feeding off poor dumb fucks.
There's nothing much changed, other than the technology has moved on.
Now it aint a question of who can read and write. Now it's a question of who has the stongest brand placement, who has the most loyal consumers in their customer database and their line in bullshit has come on leaps and bounds too.
Used to be they'd read ya some crap in latin and then threaten you with medieval 'goth' poetry before fleecing you for every penny they could get away with.
Nowadays these bastards actually deliver! You can have two dreams for the price of one, ten for the price of two, you can have a hundred little hearts desires, pumped right in via your cerebellum, delivered to your door, free of charge (terms and conditions apply, free delivery on offers over fifty spondoolicks)