It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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28 May 2009

Does Marketing Work Because It Makes People Stupid, Or Because They Already Are?

Warning: this post contains several obscene words and a talking uterus.

I'd like to take a step back from the news of the day to address a topic near and dear to my heart.

I hate people. I really do. Not all people, but a lot of them. People are stupid, vacuous, self-absorbed, greedy little fucking shitheads. I'll be the first to admit that I'm no saint. Certain shoes make my feet stink on ice, I can be pretty into myself at times, and sometimes have a short fuse over stupid things, and such.

I'd like to think that I'm not stupid. I have atrocious grammar, mostly because I think the rules of grammar are ludicrous, and killers of human expression. I feel sorry for people who cannot get through reading or writing anything without applying dictates that were obviously handed down by people with far too much time on their hands I mean how else do you explain the schwa e? What the fuck? But I'm not stupid. I'm not greedy either. I don't have much of anything of value other than its value to me personally, and am pretty content. Sure, it would be nice to have my own private jet to fly me to the supermarket, but I'm not really motivated to make that happen any time soon.

But you have to figure that the majority of people in this world are either stupid, greedy, self-absorbed, or mean little shitheads. If that weren't the case we wouldn't be in the mess we're in would we? No we wouldn't. It would be sunshine, lollipops and ponies.

The election of Macaque Insane Pajama is not helping humanity's cause. All it really does is enforce my theory that if you market anything the right way people will buy it eat it sell it bring it into their home expose their children to it and otherwise get involved in it any way they can.

Take medicine for instance. Turn on the TV during prime time hours and you will invariably see an ad for some kind of medication that will treat anything from common ailments to the most obscure foot fungus that only occurs in one out of every 250 trillion billion people. Many times these medications come with a long list of warnings regarding side effects that usually go like this:

Side effects may include: sudden drop of blood pressure, spontaneous bleeding, tooth loss, swelling of the genitals, aneurysm, blood clots, stroke, heart attack, seizures, vomiting, miscarriage, exploding testicles, ejection of the colon, leprosy, loss of interest in quantity surveying, hoarding of animals, eating grass, liver failure, poking strangers with pointed sticks, random aversions to fruit, hot flashes, uncontrollable ejaculation, inability to operate machinery, anti-semitism, cannibalism, watching marathon reruns of "Green Acres," smelly feet, talking uterus, undesired time travel, hallucinations, witchcraft, diarrhea, plaid tongue, lavender scented urine, flatulence, increased desire to eat newsprint, suppressed appetite, cancer and sudden death.

And despite all of this (leader points to the matzah and bitter herb) not only has the medication been approved by the FDA, and marketed, but people buy it because it might help them sleep, or help their arthritis, or give them erections lasting four hours (which, if this happens, requires the assistance of neighbors because let's face it; after an hour your partner is pretty fucking sore and needs a break. I really don't give a fuck what Sting says about having 8 hours of tantric sex...the human vagina, anus, or bellybutton was not made to endure 8 hours of constant banging). Obviously if you're faced with a terminal illness, or insufferable pain, you'd probably be inclined to try just about anything, and the pharmaceutical companies know this.

Things have gotten so miserable you'd do just about anything to change it wouldn't you? You'd even do something that you know is most likely going to be extraordinarily harmful just so that you personally will feel better, not caring as to whether or not your inability to operate heavy machinery might ruin someone else's life. You're scared and would do anything to make it stop.
You're so desperate you'd do anything the TV told you to do; like vote for Macaque Insane Pajama.

You might even be moved to something as stupid as this:

Do you think any of the parents involved in this fiasco regret the mind control bullshit this video represents, in light of the fact that it is now obvious to anyone with the capacity to reason that Pajama is a complete fraud and liar? Probably not.

People are stupid fucking idiots.


12tequilas said...
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lililam said...

shtuey, you had me at plaid tongue.

Logistics Monster said...

Yes they are....alot like yes we can.

and Yes, I did laugh my ass off again! Thanks. ;)

Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

It has long been my contention that the advertising industry is making us stupider.

When my kids were young I tried to teach them, as I was taught, about propaganda... and what it looks like. I warned them about the dangers of falling for it.

To be honest, though, neither they (nor any of their friends) saw this coming. They did not see the propagandistic nature of the Obama campaign.

My theory holds that... the reason they could not see it is that they are desensitized. By years and years of capitalist advertising (which is, let's face it, mostly lies.) And, to be frank.... many of the Obots are SOOOOOOO desensitized.... so accustomed to disappointment in media glorified "products" that ... to this day, they still can't get the fact that they have been had.

As for this video. It is shameful that the parents of these children are allowing their kids to be brainwashed in this way. I can tell you what would have happened had I learned that a child of mine was being subjected to this kind of mind control.... in a school of my choosing. But that is another story.

Shtuey said...

Marketers are not interested in appealing to intelligence, merely finding buttons to push that translate into sales. The Barry campaign was no different. They played on people's discontent with Shrub and campaigned on Shrub was bad, even though he as a lame duck, and not running for a third term. His opposition in the general election was not running on Bush's platform either. If anything it was more to the left than his party was willing to accept which kept many Republicans home and left us stuck with the Emperor of Planet Asshat.

keyboard.jockey said...


I had this conversation with my daughter. I told her I had come to the conclusion, that the majority of people in our country, were not of higher intelligence but lower. I used to think the opposite, and when my older sister a counselor, would tell me that the statistics pointed that the majority of people were of average or lower intelligence, I didn't believe her. Surely the norm for the American Public the Greatest Country in the entire world, had to be made up of higher than average intellects...not only are they not higher, they aren't even conscious of what is perpetrated upon them.

Now San Fran Nan insist that an inventory of the very way they live their lives. They will have to be inventoried, and you know judged by our Government, and than directed how the most responsible way for them to live their lives will be :) More Social Engineering for the Greater Common Good. It's in text books it is repeated every where all over the internet but still there is a poll that shows something like 53% of Americans Polled don't think Socialism is a bad idea...Socialism is a great idea, until you run out of other people's money. Socialism always fails.

San Fran Nan wants to manage the "herd" on the Government's plantation or reservation if you like....that is what the U.S. is becoming not the land of the free but the management of herds of non thinking or lazy thinking unconscious cows. Who will parrot back marketing sound bites "yes we can" or Hope & Change...we are the people we have been waiting for....God Help Us San Fran Nan might as well change her title to the Head of the FDA.

Who gave us Happy Cows Come From California? Who followed Obama blindly mimicking marketers feel good words that don't mean anything? California that is now going belly up...a bell whether state. California rated at the bottom of American Public School Systems but they spend a whole bunch of money per student...hmmm.

I would throw in some swear words but I have used them all up on the phone, having this very same conversation with my daughter. F'n remedial school rejects, how did they manage to find the f'ing polling stations in the first place? Of course someone had to drive them to the polls, and than probably handed them directions on just what the ballot looked like and where to make their Xs. Example: the people in Minnesota - the Senate seat still not settled because they still couldn't manage to fill out a ballot correctly!!!!