The Worship of False Gods

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Steve JobsI just finished watching yet another movie on the life of Steve Jobs.  It kills me how this man was practically worshiped like some sort of God, even though they also show how much of an asshole this man was.  The majority of the people I meet that own Apple products, talk as if anyone who doesn’t have an Apple product is somehow a lesser being.  In many cases, they talk down to the non-apple elite.  It drives me crazy.  It’s like they think they are better than everyone else.

Kills me even further that people who own these products, and have had them for years.  Call me up, a person who no longer owns an Apple, and I can fix their problems.  Why is that you suppose?  Further more, most folks who buy these Apple products, spend insane amounts of money on them, just to use them for email or Facebook.  Not only do they not know how to use them, but they are economically challenged apparently.  Of course not all of them are like this.  Just the ones that need to call me.  The rest do amazing things with their Apple products, require little to no help and God bless them for the things they achieve.

But the way these Apple product owners go on and on about how great they are an how Steve Jobs was some sort of icon in their lives.  It’s like he could do no wrong.  The only other entity I see get that much attention is God himself.  When Steve Jobs died, it was like a part of the world itself was in mourning.  I just don’t get it.

No matter how many films or documentaries I’ve seen, or articles I read about this guy.  I don’t buy the bullshit.  As far as I can see, Steve Jobs was a stoner, who whined about being abandoned.  Then denies his own daughter for half of her life.  He was a complete d-bag to most of the people he knew.  Talked a lot of shit and made a religion out of owning devices.  Granted, if it weren’t for him, things wouldn’t be the way they are, but I don’t see it as another opportunity to worship him as a false god.  Another person who is like Steve Jobs?  Try Mark Zuckerberg.

Apple’s millions of obsessed devotees more than support the notion. The company inspires cult-like behavior because of its product’s impeccable designs. Period.
Source: Gods of Advertising

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve owned an Apple computer.  They have made great products.  They have also nearly gone out of business making crap products as well.  But honestly, what you find on the inside of an Apple today, wasn’t made by Apple.  Majority of the parts are openly available.  The rest that aren’t are specifically made for Apple, not by Apple.  Steve Jobs was indeed a great person for taking others ideas and shaping them into his own products.  But honestly if it wasn’t for Steve Wozniak, there would’ve never been an Apple company.  Wozniak was the true brains behind the initial products.

Was Steve Jobs an inventor?  No.

Was Steve Jobs a humanitarian?  No.  That iPhone you love so dearly is made by children who would rather kill themselves, than make the product you have in your pocket.

Then again, perhaps only assholes can be rich and famous.  Steve Jobs, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg… Justin Bieber…