IF PEOPLE WOULD ONLY STOP
AND THINK .
Have you noticed the ads that say, "Limited supplies" or "This offer is for a limited time only" - and yet they keep advertising the same thing for weeks, months, even years? What is the "limit" that you are supposed to be worried about? Eternity?
And then there are all the ads for medications that will end your pain. The actors and actresses who do the ads are always smiling from ear to ear to get you to pay attention to the pretty people, while the American requirement to report side effects tell you - in a cheerful voice - that this medication can cause kidney failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, impotence, loss of vision - or even death. But you will be so happy if you buy it, and everyone will love you.
And then there are the ads that cheerfully show you how people can steal food from each other - and from their little children. "Leggo My Eggo" - and Cheerios, where the boy steals the little oat circles from the baby in the high chair. And Lactantia, where the mother steals her daughter's milk by sending her on a wild goose chase.
All sorts of junk draws millions of dollars once it is advertised on T.V. Torn blue jeans are an excellent example. When I was young, blue jeans cost $3.75 a pair, and we threw them in the garbage when they were frayed. Only labourers and farmers and factory workers wore jeans.
But the advertising industry sold the public a glamorous image of garbage and kids pay thousands of dollars for that garbage. What fools these mortals be ! And a university education doesn't seem to help. People are hypnotized by TV advertising and the desire to be ahead of everyone else - on the fast track to hell.
Brain-washing is a hugely profitable business - in advertising and in politics. Who dares to think - and escape?