All that year the animals worked like slaves. But they were happy in their work; they grudged no effort or sacrifice, well aware that everything they did was for the benefit of themselves and those of their kind who would come after them, and not for a pack of idle, thieving human beings."
- George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 6
The dystopian stasis we experience is something that is forced upon most of us. It doesn't have to be that way. Communism is the philosophy to enslave people. The suppression of knowledge is hidden by the few to stop giving us hope.
Blakes 7 episode 3, series 1 Cygnus Alpha http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Blake's_7_episodes#Series_A
Cygnus Alpha explores how leaders use poison to subdue the population and keep them imprisoned on an isolated planet. Likewise in our current state, rather than trying to advance the human species, our leaders constantly give propaganda to keep us enslaved on the planet. The slave labour in countries such as India & China is increasing but we fail to see...
Is our goal for humanity to create slave labour and ipods?
We should be focusing on interstellar exploration for the advancement of our species. Instead we are forced to work long lethargic hours wasting time, (to stop us from thinking & being truly independant & productive) to be imprisoned on the planet with poison from the sky and the food that we eat.
We don't have to live like this but the people are lazy..