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The conspiracy of ignorant consumerism and consumerism based on misleading the public.

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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:23 PM
I am going to pick on a product that I saw advertised alot lately, the Lysol brand "No-Touch Hand Soap System". It is amazing to me that the general public is so out of touch with their own ability to think for their own selves, that they miss just the simple misleading product lines, and take their sly advertisings as fact.

Lysol no-touch-hand-soap-system Official Site.

This is a quote from their site.

Hands may come into contact with millions of germs every day. Hand washing is one of the most important steps to help stay healthy. But have you ever thought about those germs ending up on your soap pump?

Fact: Your soap pump can harbor a lot of bacteria.
Introducing the LYSOL® No-Touch Hand Soap System, it automatically senses your hands and dispenses just the right amount of soap that kills 99.9% of bacteria.

For use in the kitchen or bathroom, the antibacterial hand soap is enriched with moisturizing ingredients and comes in three great scents!

Never touch a germy soap pump again.

This poduct is succesfull due the fears of super bacterias and generated pandemic fears like H1N1. What they state in the commercial is fact. There is bacterias on the handle of soap dispensers. You see that is not the problem. The problem is that you are washing your hands. Think about that. If the soap was doing it's job and sanitizing your hands then why would bacteria on a surface you touch prior to washing your hands matter? To suggest that it matters would be to say that the soap itself does not work. That would be another conspiracy just in itself.

The conspiracy in this is based on the facts that as a whole we consume based on corporate disinformation. Corporations tell us what we need, and we believe them. This product costs, roughly, $20.00 US and refills cost about the same for 4 of them in a pack. Not to mention that this requires 4 batteries to operate. Batteries are another conspiracy in them selves. Lysol has made a small fortune off of these and yet they are bought based on peoples ingnorance.

Part of righting what is so wrong with our economic status these days is getting rid of useless products like this. When we start spending our money more wisely and start thinking for ourselves, maybe, just maybe, we can get our minds in a place that we can start to break away from corporate consumerism.

So I would like to get a thread started on such products that sell and sell well because they use fearmongering or misleading advertising to sell a product. Please give your input and experiences with such products.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:58 PM
I love to see the gullible sheeple run for these kind of products. These products are good in a hospital setting where you want to avoid cross contamination. But in the house really? Is every surface of a given house super clean and germ free?

I would love to see products like hands free bread, hands free milk, hands free toilet paper, hands free ____________ (insert product).

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:15 PM
No one else has any other things? There is plenty more than what I have said.

posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:17 PM
Playing off fear is common tactic. Advertisements amaze me too.

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:09 AM

Originally posted by LeaderOfProgress
No one else has any other things? There is plenty more than what I have said.

I had to think about the point you were making for a is a very good one, but perhaps the soap may not be claiming to kill say hepatitis B or Hiv which could be transmitted through invisible residue?
Many times one sits on a toilet seat meditating whilst plopping their en yoybusiness, and then you think how many bottoms have sat many fingers have touched that toilet roll Iam about to use , how many people have touched that door handle Iam about to exit by perhaps they msturbated prior to exiting that door, perhaps they had semen on their hands?
No soap will kill HIV, vinegar might if you use it straight away.
So you come in contact with minute amounts of virus on your hands as you leave the toilet cubicle....a touch free door on a toilet would be good.
But your point isa n excelent one we all consume but sometimes the dumb ideas turn out to be the wisest.

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:02 AM
This is the kind of thread we need to see every now and then. People get so caught up in what they're doing that they don't realize the way the retail industry has gotten completely out of control. I know a lot of retail corporations and manufacturers are suffering because of the economy right now, but, frankly, I don't have too much sympathy for some of them when I look at how much money we spend on their products.

One product that caught my eye recently was a new one from the makers of Tide detergent. It's some kind of stain remover tablet you're supposed to put in your wash load to fight tough stains in conjunction with your laundry detergent. I got a sample of it with a recent purchase of Tide. These things do absolutely nothing. I'm convinced they are nothing more than Tide detergent granules that have been compressed together into this tablet and labeled "stain remover."

My question is similar to that posed by the OP about the hand soap. If Tide works so well at getting your clothes clean, why do we need to buy reinforcements? Either the product is the best it can be, or it isn't. And if it isn't, then why don't they make it the best it can be? They purposely stop just short of making superb products because they can get us to buy a second supplemental product to "boost" the first one's performance.

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 06:19 AM
reply to post by NightGypsy

I never really thought about the laundry products that way. Very true, if a product is supposed to be good then why would you have to by auxilliary products to make them work better... Because we are told to.

posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 08:23 PM

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