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  •  I'm always amazed (3+ / 0-)
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    how tens of thousands of people will turn out for a rally for a professional football team.
       Not an actual game, mind you. Just a rally.

     Yet an anti-war demonstration is big if it can garner a couple thousand people.

     What's wrong with this picture?

    ¡Cállate o despertarás la izquierda! - protest sign in Spain

    by gjohnsit on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 10:41:14 AM PDT

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    •  That we've been "adolescent-ized" by (0+ / 0-)

      the media and their revolving door with the various secret police agencies and the psychological establishment over the decades is not something said to be clever or flip.

      This is all in the public record.

      There's been tens of billions spent on how to mold public opinion and -- very very importantly -- what people value since  1950. It was in the mid-70s that the brains figured out that instilling adolescent values in the public was good for business, good for playing politics without interference from the people.

      And here we find ourselves.


      The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

      by Jim P on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 12:09:39 PM PDT

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      •  I wonder (1+ / 0-)
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        if this is an outcome of the media's worship of youth?
           Everyone wants to look young. The media tells us we should act young.

        ¡Cállate o despertarás la izquierda! - protest sign in Spain

        by gjohnsit on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 12:37:20 PM PDT

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        •  In the mid-70s I typeset (2+ / 0-)
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          for some of the largest Ad Houses in the world. Conference materials not released to the public, private printings of 200-300 copies for meetings in London of the top top people.

          They were fully conscious that young people parted with money much faster than older people, and were quite fearful of the "inner-directed consumer" which was a growing trend at the time. This an outcome of the 60s counter-culture revolution.

          So the things the ad people realized were 1) get people to think and feel like kids, by glorifying kid-hood 2) get the 20-30 years olds, who valued sophistication, to look at products as statements about their identity, on the model already established on "hot cars with babes" for the middle-aged guys. Except extend it to coffee, shoes, deserts, whatever.

          So I know first-hand, and straight from the source, that corrupting the people's value-system, so that only the values of adolescents were promoted, was a deliberate and conscious strategy, now almost 40 years along.

          PS: I also did conference materials for ITT in the mid-70s, where the emphasis was on promoting "synergies" in the "global community," which itself was the prototype for globalization.


          The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

          by Jim P on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 03:04:15 PM PDT

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