The Japanese have their Pachinko machines and the USA has its APPS. Pachinko machines are similar to slot machines except they don’t pay off in money. The winners get steel balls that sometimes they can exchange for trinkets. In America, people play various APPs on their handhelds which pay off in electronic rewards allowing the user to keep playing the game. Whether Japanese Pachinko balls or American APP rewards, the activity is useless and additive. Playing the games permits the users to feel a sense of accomplishment and adventure while they blow off a few hours of their lives.
These are substitutes for meaningful work. They are more acceptable than simply listening to music and getting high on recreational drugs or alcohol, and appear somehow different and possibly more fashionable than watching inane television reality shows, repetitive sports events, formula-plot sex/violence movies, and fictional news stories. Drugs, alcohol, television, and APPS can be additive. Public discontent and debate about war/peace, red/blue, right-to-life/right-to-choose, dealing with terrorist threats/stamping on the Constitution, guns/no guns, legals/illegals, and conspiracy/no conspiracy capture the bleeding hearts and failing minds of the people.
This churning lifestyle is present and prevalent in the USA today, and these mind-numbing activities will continue to enslave the population in the future. Everyday more American jobs are shipped overseas or automated out of existence. What are people to do? Eventually, they will accept the rewards of the Government APP called “entitlements”. Real work is hard to find and the ever-growing dropout society is a dangerous and restless trend.
Politicians know they have nothing to offer but more of the same. They will provide their citizen-addicts their time-wasting “dope”, as did the Roman emperors with their bread and circuses: more wars, more violence, more sex, more junk food, legalized marijuana, and false-flag boogeymen of all shapes and sizes.
So grab your balls and play the game. Join the Japanese in a game of Pachinko. Apparently there is nothing more meaningful on our national agenda.