TROM Poems – Games of Distraction


GAMES OF DISTRACTION
By Seb History teaches us that emperors, kings, and
elites have used their powerful tentacles to distract us with many different
forms of public spectacles. Societies have pushed competitive
sports for millenniums. Today instead of building hospitals,
infrastructure or schools, the rich and many governments
decide to build massive stadiums. Rather than educating people to explore nature
and be critically inquisitive, we distract billions by reinforcing them to be
aggressively competitive. Today we are approaching
total ecological downfall, yet it seems like most people
are occupied drinking alcohol, moving from mall to mall and watching games
involving grown men playing with a ball. To me competitive sports, like most of today’s
established institutions, is insane. It is designed to occupy the ignorant brain
with meaningless fame and an even more meaningless name, so people won’t start questioning whether there are
alternatives to today’s obsolete monetary game, filled with suffering and mass manipulated people
where so many seem to be the same. The world of football, soccer, racing, fighting and all other institutionalized and
rivalrous sports are like religion. It keeps people oblivious, busy and apathetic
to the problems and solutions to today’s outdated trade system. The same show repeats itself every season. Pride, hate and mental damage are the outcomes
of such commercialized physical activities that breed obedience and division. Established sports have
their own priests, gods, worshipers, events, weekly rituals,
churches, and rules. The parallels are extensively evident between being a
fan of Liverpool or respectively the Catholic school. Dividing yourself and even perhaps despising
others for belonging to a certain group is part of the entire charade. They generate loyalty and fanatic tribalism
essential for the players and owners to get paid. And paid they are in the millions and billions to occupy the brains of the poor
and the lower-class civilians. Just look at the corruption and social disregard
of the world cups in South Africa or Brazil. The health and needs of the people don’t matter. It’s entertainment and making money like always
that becomes the drill. Being fit, functional and healthy does not have to
be tied in with grand events and competitions. It is only today’s economic system that financially
aggrandizes these games, whilst many teachers, nurses, police, electricians
and so on live under poverty-stricken conditions. What we praise and reward within today’s
neoliberal capitalistic society seems backwards and requires
radical structural change if we want to have an educated public
capable of critical thinking and collaboration on a global scale. We must change the incentives in order
to change the behavioral outcome. And in order to change incentives, it clearly seems
as though we must change the very foundation of our socio-economic system into
a post-scarcity and post-trade world where people do what they want to do
not because of financial gain, but because of genuine curiosity
and passion. To understand more about
such a trade-free system please check out Tromsite, The Venus Project
and The Zeitgeist Movement. Thanks for listening guys and much love. Also, if you want to see more TROM content and help this project grow, please, support us on tromsite.com/donate Subtitles by the Amara.org community

2 thoughts on “TROM Poems – Games of Distraction

  1. You are an extraordinary human being, and only very wise humans can understand you.
    You have flaws but growing in a fake society… we all have them.
    What flaws?
    So far i have seen only one, one that really surprised me, in a sad note – the belief that the root of all problems is "trade"!
    I am not saying that i approve trade, cause i think it is a seek mindset that drive people to a mentality "dog eat dog" with a fancy name like… business! Fuck it!
    What i mean is that trade definitely it is not the root of all problems but only a consequence of the root problem, which is the human animal that carried its animal instincts over millions of years, started its big journey 200.000-250.000 years ago, and somehow managed to bring its animal instincts till today where too few and little things and attitudes are deliberated and premeditated.
    Trade is only a consequence of animal instincts like territoriality, domination, submission, overcontrol.
    If and when humans will recognise and treat as such their origins, the entire species will start their journey towards Human Beings, evolved, civilised… But till then, we are just another animal species which happened to find a hammer and a mobile phone in the earth crust.
    The quality of being a human being is not implicitly won by birth – at birth we are just another animal, and in order to be a human being you have to strive for wiping your ass of millions of years of instinctual behavior, and then to flush the toilette, and after that another permanent and consecvent effort till your death if you want to maintain your ass clean.
    Otherwise we are what we are – a mere joke in the evolutions threads; wich is sad and somewhat funny.

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