Consumerism is just a complicated, high technology form of slavery.
Manufacturing lots of junk creates jobs. But the junk doesn't last so people have to buy more junk. So it is just a treadmill that everybody has to run on. They have to hire marketing people to produce lots of commercials to brainwash us into buying the junk. But making the junk has side effects. Slavery did not affect the whole planet. Most Black Americans think Global Warming is some kind of hoax. We don't think science is really important with all of the talk about EDUCATION.
And then, surprise, surprise, even with all of this talk about EDUCATION they cannot make 700 year old double-entry accounting mandatory in the schools. The technology changes the way the system works in lots of superficial ways but underneath it is the same, "keep the peons working to make the tiny percentage at the top richer."
It ain't even about race.
Subversive (1962) by Reynolds Mack