As each opportunity had slipped away, we learned to sacrifice our consciences for this sociopath's economy. As every minute escaped, a greedy mouth swallowed another placebo. The world had lost all love and bliss. And so we prostrated ourselves to billboards and worshiped technological madness. That is how we had traded our souls for an empire of greed. That is how we had made a prison for paradise.
I have begun to read this...book! Or very, very long short story. I have a feeling it will become one of my favorites because the plot so far is intriguing, and the writing is polished. I will continue :)