Stock Market Porn
Henry Makow – January 21, 2010
There is a masturbatory activity even more widespread than pornography, yet never identified or discussed.
I'm referring to stock market speculation. Whether it's day trading or long term investing, these days, it's all a giant casino.
Gambling on stocks is even more widespread than sex addiction. Watching the talk shows, it's evident that everyone and his dog owns stocks. Housewives and retirees phone in asking for guidance. We are a nation of small time speculators.
As the "bear market rally" is flagging, this may be a good time to find religion again.
BETTER THAN SEX
Many people spend more time fretting about their stocks than thinking about sex. They get a rush from seeing their stocks surge and making money from a few keystrokes. There is a warm feeling inside – they feel a little bit richer. They are their money and the more they have, the bigger they are.
They fantasize about their stocks multiplying in value, becoming "five and ten baggers." They fancy they've "bought" the company and talk up its virtues in chat rooms, encouraging fellow speculators.
For many, this is better than sex and more powerfully addictive.
Of course, there is a downside, the sickening gut-wrenching experience of watching hard earned money disappear down the toilet.
Up or down, the stock market is a roller coaster, and just as hair raising.
The majority of people have good jobs and are not dependent on the market to satisfy their immediate needs. They're speculating with their savings. So whether they make or lose $1000 on a given day really is an abstraction. They're not going to need that money for some time or ever. So why do they do it?
Boredom. A feeling of emptiness and lack of purpose. There is a basic need for excitement and distraction.
THE MARKET CONTROLS YOU
In these difficult times, we must detach ourselves spiritually from the monkey house called society. People are apes who wear trousers and skirts. The only thing that makes us human is our souls and the extent to which we incorporate our spiritual ideals – beauty, truth, justice, goodness, love – into our behavior.
The world is controlled by central bankers who worship Lucifer. They deny the existence of soul and spiritual ideals (i.e. God.) They use the media and education to snuff out truth and beauty and turn us back into animals, better to herd, and serve them.
They control the stock market through their media and money.
So if you feel good if the market cooperates, and bad if it doesn't, you're their puppet.
The stock market is bipolar. One day the glass is half-empty; the next the same glass is half-full. They decide. You lurch back and forth like a puppet on a string.
Hardly are you going to dedicate yourself to your ideals, let alone remember what they are.
You can't even remember who you are, who your family and friends are. You're too distracted.
You belong to your money. This is how the Illuminati bankers keep us in a daze. We belong to them.
If you get out of the market, and it goes up, you're not wrong. If it goes down, you're not vindicated. You're not good if you make money or bad if you don't. You just have to do the right thing.
People who have enough to meet their needs shouldn't think about money at all. They should think about what's important.
Many people die with millions unspent. They leave it to their heirs. What was the point of accumulating this fortune? Does it represent life un-lived?
Beyond your immediate needs, money is an abstraction, a specious way of keeping score. But it's an abstraction that can imprison you. We need a better way of keeping score.
Henry Makow, Ph.D. is the inventor of the board game Scruples and the author of "A Long Way to go for a Date." His past articles on Feminism and the New World Order can be found on his web site www.savethemales.ca He enjoys receiving comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last updated 26/01/2010