Real Vampires and Economics
How all vampires are capitalists and why that is a good thing. By Reverend Michael Vachmiel, Imperator of the Vampire Court of Houston.
December 4, 2017
“Human behavior is economic behavior. The particulars may vary, but competition for limited resources remains a constant. Need as well as greed have followed us to the stars, and the rewards of wealth still await those wise enough to recognize this deep thrumming of our common pulse.”
— Nwabudike Morgan, “The Centauri Monopoly”
Vampires are the ultimate consumers!
Vampires are high maintenance. There is no other way to put it. All vampires, for some reason or another, need energy. Chi, qi, mana, prana, the names of energy are endless! However, at the end of the day, energy is a product, a good, a material that must be consumed. The very nature of the vampire is to be the ultimate consumer!
If there is a product, there must be manufacturing!
Have you ever thought about what it exactly takes for you, the modern real vampire, to feed? It takes people, meaning that you must have the entire economic cycle to sustain a population! Utilities, food, transportation, jobs, manufacturing, commercial and banking systems, schools, hospitals, fire and police at bare minimum! But that is the bare minimum!
If energy is the product, emotion the raw material, then art and culture is the manufacturing plant.
Most vampires have a prefered method of feeding because there is a favorite “flavor” of emotions that a real vampire enjoys. Night Clubs, Sex Clubs, Art Galleries, Parks, Opera, Theater and so forth. All these require buildings, maintenance, economic management to stay open, advertising and promotion, staff, performers, so forth and so on. In short, a highly complex economic system must be in place to sustain even the smallest group of real vampires to ensure a constant supply of healthy energy for our varies tastes and preferences.
What is the point of all this?
Awareness and rationality!
The point of all of this is to get the real vampire culture to think. To grow beyond the, wake up, feed, sleep, repeat. To think, to examine, to grow. To place your needs and desires in the proper social, economic, political, and spiritual context, just like ALL social groups do, we begin to take control of our existence in the most practical way, shifting from fantasy to reality.
That is always a good thing!