Alienation and Conformity RANT

this is a rant I presented for my night school assignment to show alienation and conformity in a creative way.

              “SOCIETY!” What the hell is that anyway? A fancy name for a group of people who what… speed walk around, seemingly important, as if they really have so much to do! So obsessed with counting their accounted numbers, cashing in their 6-digit paychecks. This Armani suit is SOOO last season, it’s not the right shade of gray for THIS year. We need an update on the Britney case! GET ME A MAGAZINE! Oh..why are we sooo in need of all this shit? These mp3s and blueberries. We HAVE TO catch up with the latest technological developments! What will be the new addition to the i-pod series?

              So… may ask do I chose to be the bum? The unemployed? The HOBO? You stare at me like I’m some alien from another planet as you casually pass by with your Gucci purse held tight. As if I’m some sort of pathetic prisoner caged in by the horror that is the street. And of course you think I need help. Oh pity me! SAVE me from staring into my empty coffee cup! Well…it seems to be the time to finally bring something to YOUR attention since you just seem way too busy chatting away on your multiple cellular devices to notice just how fucked up YOU are. Too busy conforming to crappy routines and this messed up tangle of money exchanges we call our “society”. You are, in Marx’s words, the PROLETARIAT. So successful, so high up on the ladder of income tax!

             Don’t you get it? Did bird crap cloud up your new shades? You are a machine. A robot. Day by day, you take in the disgustingly distorted perception of beauty and you try SO hard to mold into it. Morning by morning, you rush into the high-risers where you work, surrounded by those who spit words of hate upon your back the second you turn away. Night by night, you return to your neatly assembled home where you feed on the gross flavour of reality television because HECK, what you see in a TV box must be so much more exciting and REAL than your own life. YOUR life, full of gadgets and things and the competition to be on top. OH, but you’re already THERE! You’re a fly on top of the pile of shit we all rely on for survival…MONEY! The more you have, the more you want. It’s only natural right?

              You’re right on TOP of the worldwide conspiracy to suck out every last penny from those who need it so much more than you. But that’s okay. It’s fine because they’re far away! In other countries, in other lands. There’s nothing YOU can do about it anyway. So when you see one of ME on the streets down which you strut as if they were your own, you look away as fast as you can because otherwise, you may be forced to give up a cent or two to a societal disgrace who surely deserves NONE of your pity. But what you so fail to notice is that I don’t want any of your pity, or your charity or even your sorry glance into my eye because it’s YOU who beams with pathetic ignorance. And I pity YOU! The sad ant on an anthill among so many others swarming within this capitalist hole of profit-making, striving to act and look like everybody else.

             And I just laugh because it’s OH SO FUNNY to watch the pressures of conformity stunt your ability to see what’s important. You thrive on informational influence. Without it, you wouldn’t know where to turn. Now THAT deserves pity. But hey, what do I know? I’m just an anomie. In fact, I’m even further below that. The alienated street dweller who’s words matter little for they are not tainted with the unpractical theories of university education. So why then do I adore life even through my occasional experiences of misery, while you, my fellow intelligentsia, don’t even have the time to notice if you’re LIVING. See…while your values are tangible scraps of man-made objects, I live for so much more. I live for the sunrise of every morning. I live for the child who observes me with amazement, who is still pure of mind and still has the hope to live by pure values. I live and I dream knowing that if I bite the dust tomorrow, at least I have lived a life of meaning.

– Olgs


11 Responses to “Alienation and Conformity RANT”

  1. 1 Valery April 18, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    i would rather conform and wear a nice armani suit rather then sit on the street and beg for money cuz i think society is screwed up

  2. 2 happyatom April 18, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I got to admit, even though Valery’s comment was in a pretty crude covering, the meaning is so dead-on, it makes my respect for him shoot right up to “existing”.

  3. 3 olgaolgaolga April 18, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    haha this is not to say that every homeless person is jumping for joy. this is just an example of someone who doesn’t take life for granted even with the little resource he has. and believe me, there ARE happy hobos out there who alienate themselves because they realize that they don’t wanna be a part of the vicious cycle of ‘making money for the boss of all bosses, and getting 50% of your income getting taken away by taxes’. this country’s full of communism peeps! do not be fooled by the supposed ‘democracy’

  4. 4 Evan April 19, 2008 at 8:12 am

    “this country’s full of communism peeps! do not be fooled by the supposed ‘democracy’”

    oh dear.

  5. 5 happyatom April 19, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Good point, Evan. Olga, I seriously hope that was sarcasm to at least a degree.

  6. 6 olgaolgaolga April 20, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    um HELLLOOOO.. if u make 45000, you get a percentage of taxes taken off ur salery, if u make 80000, you get an even GREATER percentage of taxes taken out of your salery, HELLOOOOOOOOOOOO HOW IS THIS NOT COMMUNISTIC? u guys are so CLOSEed minded take the cork out of ur ass
    lmao, much love

  7. 7 happyatom April 20, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    “Dude .. it’s all a government conspiracy to keep the truth under wraps! Let’s rebel against THE MAN by getting stoned. Fight the power! Crush the corporate communism machine!”

    I suppose that people who earn obscene amounts of money are supposed to pay the same small amount of taxes as ones who do not? I hope you enjoy paying for all your children’s textbook when they go to school (etc, etc, taxes are necessary). Or do you want it the other way, take the same high taxes from everyone?

    Or is treating all people the same way too democratic? Treating everyone equally would be promoting a classless society: communism.

  8. 8 teengle April 21, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    yes olgs and u kno what? if u make a cent more than the cut of 120 thousands u will be paying a 44 percent income tax can u imagine? about 1/2 of your salar goes to taxes so if u have a 125 000 income u are only getinn 70 thousand in sane eh… ant thats only income tax think about all the gst n pst u pay on a regular basis

  9. 9 teengle April 21, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    and @ happyatom, treating everyone equally is not communism it is socialism the extreme socialism is communism and in my opinion NO EXTREME is good, religion could be good extreme religion dangerous, food can be good TOO MUCH food obesity, sex can be good too much sex back aches and unwanted children (there is other vaginal pains that im not getinn into). See too much of anything is not good, I think what olga is trying to say is SOCIALISM and how our society is in fact a very socialist one, and services like happyatom mentioned text books n free school n shit are a result of the socialist society. Wellfare and unemployment insurance are other very good examples that we have a socialist government however communism is the extreme

  10. 10 E April 21, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Ya, way to stick it to the man, Mr. Hobo! That’ll keep you warm during the winter, dry in the rain and cool during the summer! That will wash the grime off your face and keep the flies out of low orbit around your head. That will keep your stomach full, and your bones and teeth strong.

  11. 11 olgaolgaolga April 24, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    u guys are messed hahah
    will indeed miss u next yr

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