Consumer relates to Citizen in the same way infant relates to adult.
More influence on me from Jonathan Barber. He really makes me think hard about what capitalism and consumerism is doing to citizenship. I think we need to look out here. Trouble is if you start airing concerns about privatization and consumerism you're going to be labelled a socialist. I don't want to be labelled anything!
I reserve my right to be concerned with where humanity and society is headed.
Oh, and read Barber's book.