*This was first posted on Dec. 14th, 2008, during the tumultuous downturn of the economy, right after I got laid off from a publishing job. I feel that the questions I asked here are still pertinent now, and wanted to re-post.
If, workers of the world, you were suddenly told you did not have to work another day for the rest of your life, what would you do?
Oh sure, it’s fun to imagine it when you’re chained to a workplace.
But imagine for once that it’s true. What are you going to do with all of that free time?
Read books? Write that novel? Record an album? Meet up with all the friends and family you’ve been abandoning because you’re just too busy?
As my friend grapples with healing again from a years-ago car accident, learning how to just move around her room, I can’t help but wonder, what is the meaning to all of this?
Why do we get so caught up in loyalty to a corporation? A corporation, by definition, has all the rights of a human, without that very large organ in its chest pumping blood and life through it.
Today, I pledge allegiance to the entity with no heart, to serve the soulless and the corrupt, in order that I make a tiny buck.