Prozak’s “Million Miles Away” music video from his upcoming album Paranormal touches on many issues that run through the fabric of our society. When asked “If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?” the answers ranged from innocent (bedtimes) to very serious (child abuse, bullying, poverty).
The ignorance that I would like to change in the world is the ignorance that we can do virtually whatever we want as long as it’s for our own convenience and that we really don’t believe that there’s going to be any repercussions.
I think that’s a huge one. It’s almost like we really don’t care at all about any of the generations to come, which is weird because I think that you can look back in time and see that towards the beginning of the establishment of the country that everybody was doing things for the future of the country. You know, risking their lives for it or trying to develop change or going through all these civil wars and everything and now we’re the opposite of that. We’re like “What’s good for now?” Let’s mass produce everything to a ridiculous amount or to a ridiculous excess amount.
We kind of pretend we care about stuff like pollution or inflation or whatever but at the same time it seems that we’re really in a lot of trouble with everything. People are talking about the value of the US dollar might not be what it is in a few years and that the Euro is going to be the world’s capital. It’s just a lot of things and I don’t understand why it’s being done because at the end of the day the people who are running the country are supposed to be looking out for the best interest, and if they did a lot of this would stop but at the end of the day it’s all about a profit and it’s all about money. It’s true to business and true in politics and just about everything: it’s all about the bottom line and money.
Where is that going to lead us though? To me that’s definitely ignorance. With the amount of intelligence and analytics that we have, I’m pretty sure that the people who are sitting there with this information and doing the math are saying “Hey, at the rate that we’re populating and at the amount that we’re spending and the damage that we’re doing environmentally, this is kind of what it looks like” and we would put a stop to what we’re doing. For whatever reason, we’re not.