The term consumerism would pin the tag where it actually belongs – on Mr. Consumer, the real boss and beneficiary of the American system. It would pull the rug right out from under our unfriendly critics who have blasted away so long and loud at capitalism. Somehow, I just can't picture them shouting: "Down with the consumers!"
Consumers have been manipulated for so long that they will practically kill each other for goods they have been manipulated into thinking that they cannot live without.
It is time WE wake up and stop this manipulation that only benefits those producing the goods! We need to take back OUR power and OUR self esteem before it's too late!