A drug dealer decides he wants to expand his business and sets up shop by a school playground. He knows that he will need to avoid detection from concerning teachers and parents. He seduces his targets with charismatic appeal in such a way that he avoids detection. Then one day the teachers and parents notice they have a Problem.
A corporation knows that what they are retailing is damaging and controversial, but their commitment to shareholders compels them to hire a team of clinical psychologists and marketing experts. They come up with a plan to target youth by using associative branding techniques. They decide that branding Formula One race cars with Marlboro, Camel, Benson & Hedges, etc., would be very effective. The strategy is to influence the children, whom, with their parents, would be caught up in the excitement and family fun of the event, which is reinforced with love and security from the parents. Later, these children, now adolescents, find themselves attracted to the brands to which they feel a positive emotional connection, despite all health warnings. In a few years these persons, quite addicted, discover that they cannot quit smoking and are stuck with a $ 500 or more per month addiction and quite possibly illness for the rest of their life. – All this due to a sophisticated advertizing strategy rooted years ago before they were even aware. This industry is officially responsible for just under 400,000 deaths per year.
These same clinical experts are now involved with your Entertainment, Politics, and Religions. They want “in” on your sense of Righteous Indignation and to navigate it.
Richard Nixon knew that the Republican Party was in trouble and needed to come up with a solution to keep his party intact. His hired masterminds saw that an opportunity came up with a trial that had been kicked up to the US Supreme Court. It was a chance to gain a demographic of dependable voters. It was in Nixon’s favor because the majority of Justices were Republican. Votes in favor were 7 to 2: I cite “Roe vs. Wade”; as a result, on Jan 23 1973, abortion is legalized.
I can tell that these same clinical professionals are now navigating the issues of Abortion, same sex marriage and contraception. How I wish that these issues were isolated because of their intrinsic moral and spiritual importance! But, I suspect the only reason these issues are isolated is because they have a direct relationship to your vote. There really was something smart about Tricky Dickey.
I read somewhere that fuel was the number one commodity in the world. Energy is relative to all commerce. What I think is fast coming in second as a commodity group is the multitude of lives distressed by addiction and mental, physical illness, as well as all the businesses that thrive off their demise. In considering your Health Care bill and what’s really increasing its cost, you’re going to need to look past the religious professionals, Politicians and the marketing departments that don’t want you to notice what they are doing.
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