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Found at Raw Story

First the Cadillac ad. It is per Raw Story's assessment, obnoxious through and through; a smug capitalist pep talk on American exceptionalism delivered with an annoying swagger.

Strong  anti-emetics advised.


For those who need a refresher, standing by a big home swimming pool actor Neal McDonough explains America’s essential sense of life, “Why do we work so hard? For this? For stuff? Other countries, they work, they stroll home, they stop by the café. They take August off. Off. Why aren’t we like that?

“Because we’re crazy, hard working believers, that’s why. These other countries think we’re insane. Whatever.”

Little doubt to whom this ad is pitched.

Now, the Ford ad.

I am shocked at how good it is, at least to me, Mr. Cynical.

But watch.



Standing in front of two rows of compost Ms. Murray explains her distinct perspective, “Why do I work so hard? For what? For this? For dirt? Other countries, they work, they stroll to the market and buy locally grown food. Locally. Why aren’t we like that? Well more and more of us are like that.”

Sliding into a C-Max Energie electric hybrid Murray concludes, “It’s pretty simple. You work hard. You believe that anything is possible. And you try to make the world better. You try. As for helping a city grow good clean healthy vegetables, that’s the upside of giving a damn. N’est ce pas?”

Credit where credit is due.

Nuff said.

Originally posted to DFH Local No 420 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 08:05 AM PDT.

Also republished by DK GreenRoots and Los Angeles Kossacks.

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