Productized ('prɑdəkt-taɪzd') Society:
A society wherein the range of acceptable behaviours becomes so narrow and superficial that it produces only undifferentiated shrink wrapped drones (aka. "people")
My biggest grudge against this slow motion clusterfuck, beyond the hideous fact that it has failed well over half of the population on this planet, is this relentless productization of society; no doubt spawning the dunced groupthink driving the Ponzi blow off that we are now witnessing in real time. And no doubt why every other advertisement is for a boner pill or testosterone, so corporate waterboys can vaguely experience what it's like to be a man. Unfortunately, the Idiocracy is attracted to productized "leaders", like a moth to a flame.
(Full disclosure: I am no doubt by many purist standards, highly productized myself, which only adds to my latent rage for having been put through the meat grinder forwards and backwards...)
[Original Post: Jan. 11/2013] Phony Society, Seeks Phony Solutions...
Everyone is getting wrapped around the axle now because their favourite assault weapon, video game, happy pill, talk show propagandist, or political stooge is in some way being blamed for the burgeoning psychosis sweeping society.
When a society puts more time and effort into maintaining the illusion of "perfection" than in dealing with the inevitable problems that occur in daily life, then it's no surprise that those problems will accumulate under the surface, requiring yet more effort, pharmaceuticals, propaganda and bullshit to make them magically seem to "go away", however temporarily.
Like a 400 pound fat man who can barely get out of his own way, this society is too bloated and stagnant to face reality on any dimension, much less to make progress. That of course explains why there are so many perma-smiling buffoons running amok in leadership positions, because the concept of actually doing anything concrete, is anathema to both them and their constituents.
Bought In and Sold Out
Some people say the issue is bad data. Bullshit. We've never had so much data in world history. Good data is just a click away for anyone who wants it. Granted, there is way too much junk data floating around, generated by the various vested interests; yet sorting out the good from the bad is by no means impossible. What it requires however, is the energy, willpower, courage and objectivity to do so, all of which are sadly lacking from this couch potato society that can barely muster the energy for yet another day of toiling away like lifeless drones. Worse yet, some abject comfort seekers actually enjoy this mind numbing rat race to nowhere and therefore want nothing to do with ascertaining the truth behind its ever-dwindling sustainability - they are bought in and sold out. They don't want to get unplugged from The Matrix.