I hate my job, that is why I Smoke.

Work and No Life

Why I hate my job (i.e., retail)?  Is it because it makes me feel like a robot? Is that the real reason why we decide to light up; we despise our meaningless work? It’s not the traffic, nor the studying we have to do, it’s our careers or place of employment that makes us light up.

Smokers smoke more because of what their work entails. Some are fortunate to have their “dream jobs.” And the majority of us have to struggle and do what we have to do; to make ends meet. I know I have been there and still here doing work to get by. You are not alone.

A capitalistic society creates economic classes. The concept of classism is hardly ever mentioned in the media. Classism creates economic divisions. The rich, middle, and poor classes fight to hold on to their positions. In our lovely City of Chicago, we have segregation. What does this have to do with us smoking cigarettes, while on the clock? I am glad you ask. This system is designed to be this way. It’s set up for specific segments of our populations to be in particular manufacturing and service industries.

Ponder For a Moment…

Intentions are not to sound antisemitic. Why do the Jews control the majority of the banks? And Middle Easterners want fast cash by selling liquor and loose cigarettes in the black metropolis. Why do different Asian ethnic groups own the majority of the manufacturing sectors? Look at the Latino populations; they are providing the workforce that deals with interior and exteriors of our homes and small businesses. White people commit white collar crimes that cost taxpayers billions of dollars each new fiscal year. It is not happenstance!

Force Work Force

People of all races are destined for a specific street or lane, if I may. We do not choose our destiny. We can only alter it at minor levels. Yes, we have doctors, lawyers, and other professionals that contribute to our society. However, the majority of us per-destined for occupations that the elite will not choose for themselves or their offsprings (i.e., doing landscaping work).

In other words, we do not choose our work paths. Instead, we are pushed into a conveyor that takes us to our destination. We are packaged goods heading to serve our masters! Call me a Marxist.

The powers that be. Where do take our grievances too? We work hard and stay optimistic while there are billionaires who need more billions to hoard. We are continually thinking about our finances, while the elite are thinking about how that can exploit their workforce and gather more wealth.

Activism begins with US

One step to revolutionizing our country is to support small businesses in America. A progressive change that will benefit us and our future generations; by encouraging supporting ownership. Not just business ownership, as well as home ownership without the usury interest system that we all face.

I know you hate your job, but save enough money to open your own business. At least you have a say-so in what your future holds. Next time you take a cigarette out to question your existence and your fate; remember, Its not your fault. The lobbyists that influence politicians to write legislation that oppresses the masses are the real enemies to equality and justice.