You Will Own Nothing and (They
will) Be Happy: Breaking Down The Propaganda
We welcome back the ever-popular Janine
In 2016, the World Economic Forum released a series of creepy ads dubbed “scenarios” which painted a world in which people own nothing, share everything, and are simply expected to put up with it.
At the time, nobody could comprehend the sinister meaning behind it.
Fast forward to 2023… and electricity bills are sky-high. Some people are paying up to £12,000 a year for electricity alone; some even more than that. Conflict has erupted in the Middle East, and power cuts have been breaking out sporadically in areas of the UK. It now looks like the economy is on the brink, with the housing market sinking under the weight of private landlords and large corporations.
All of this not only diminishes our spending power, jobs, and homes; but eventually leads to a state of affairs in which you are either forced to sell or share what you have in order to survive on a day-to-day basis.
But why does it seem that so many people are happy with the status quo?... or at the very least,
apathetic to it? And what did they really mean by you will “own nothing”, and be happy?
In this presentation, Janine will dive into the role of the media in shaping our perspectives and sowing division… ultimately leading many to accept what is now regarded as “the new normal”.