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The Brainwashing Of America

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I have some ocean front property in Arizona that I want to sell you. If you believe that, then you'll believe all those ads that bombard us on a daily basis on the telly, or the radio, or in magazines and news papers. The air waves have become dangerous to our senses.

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Getting people to buy what y ou want them to buy has become an art. Open any magazine and peruse the pages. It becomes more and more difficult to find the lead article, or any article that isn't an advertisement. What you will find is a myriad of advertisements. With eye catching colors and words that imply it is the best thing since sliced bread and you can't live without it, we are all encouraged to buy their products and to hell with the cost.

Turn on your television and try to watch a program uninterrupted. An hour's worth of programming contains a half hour of advertisements Your program is really only a half hour long. Not only that, but those ads are so loud that you find yourself having to mute the television. At least, that's what I do. I get so tired of seeing the same commercials over and over again that I will change the channel when they come on. If the next channel has a commercial showing, I change it again. It can sometimes be a two edged sword as I may get involved with another program...at least until another commercial spoils it, and then I am back to the first show.

I refuse to give my time to them, I won't watch them as a protest. They spoil my program and for the most part, I have already seen them a hundred times. Another gripe I have with commercials is the way they humanize food items. Talking food? What's with that? Are they trying to promote cannibalism One might think so with all the cannibal movies they are flooding the television and games with. Talking pop tarts that get roasted 'alive', talking candy that tries to be sexy to beautiful women who are only interested in eating him. This also demeans women in a more subtle way.

And then there's the bestiality that is being promoted by one well known insurance company. We see a talking pig and his female (human) companion sitting in a car. Pig is texting for help but female companion thinks he is turning off his phone so they won't be disturbed. She has other things on her mind, like making out. Pig is stupid and thinks she wants to play fruit ninja. This demeans both men and women. Men are represented by the pig. I can almost agree with that last statement as most advertisers are greedy men. But women cannot be excluded.

Who are these commercials directed at? There are those adults that may find them humorous but I believe they are directed more towards kids. Let's get those young viewers brain washed early.

We pay a premium for our cable television. Advertisers pay a premium for their air space. The cable companies, et al, are getting paid twice for the same air space. They are making out like bandits. I would prefer it if they just assigned a few channels to advertisers so those who wanted to see what was being promoted could, and the rest of us who could care less, would not be forced to watch something we'd rather not see...again.

With the glut of commercials that now flood the screen we are all being urged to buy something. Most are items that the majority of people can not afford in this economy. Luxury cars that only the rich or well paid have any hope of attaining are constantly displayed on the television. Many may succumb and end up with a debt they don't stand a chance of paying.

We have become a nation of fools being directed by a voice over the television and a directive to buy, buy, buy. Who benefits? It's not us. We need stronger rules for advertisers. No more talking foods. No more human/pig sexualizing. Is that the next thing they will throw at us? Will they legalize bestiality? Hell No! Not on my shift!

So many commercials sexualize women showing them in skimpy undergarments. A few years back this would have been unheard of. We are being led down a path of immorality and it is our children that will be affected the most with little girls trying to emulate what they see on television. Is there any confusion why rape has become a national epidemic?

We are bombarded with fattening food ads. Eat as much as you want, there's a pill for that fat. Who benefits from that? That's right, the pharmaceutical companies. Your health may suffer but you won't be fat. Good luck on collecting when you're dead.

The sleeping masses must awaken. Our children are at the greatest risks.

 

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