Divide and Conquer.

Adrian de León
3 min readMay 30, 2020
Photo by Sam McGhee on Unsplash

Regardless of how much autonomy and agency you believe you may have, society is a construct. We do not chose our names, our genetics nor the language that emits out of our mouths. Whichever the era, a human would be born into the preconceived idea of that society. In this instance, our society is one dominated by Neo-liberalist capitalism. The aim of the game is profit and money; and you, my friend are a commodity. You are valued by your economic output and nothing else. If you broke you’re a joke.

The system is built solely for the appropriations of resources to expand growth, and this has been true since the dawn of consumerism. From spices, to coffee, and oil, society has been geared to consume. The centuries have passed, and whilst empires and kingdoms have fallen, democracies risen and dispersed, consumerism has remained constant. The system prevails whilst the means to sustain it vary in appearance.

We have been made to believe that humanity is a decisive construct. We forget that as a species we share our 5 senses and the conscious realisation that we exist. Surely, this should be enough of a common sense of wonder to help us ignore the decisiveness offered up by the construction of the system. Nature has enough questions within it to keep us entertained for a life time. Whether you look at the formation of rocks, marvel at a tree from its roots to the very tip of its highest…