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Commercial encourages kids to turn parents over to police!!

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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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If and when I ever decide to have kids there will be no TV in the house at all, maybe not even a computer, but for that too happen I have to overcome my internet addiction first
, but I don't give a hoot about television.




posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by Swills
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Hello. Welcome to Walmart. I love you.


How much is a 20 minus a 30? 80 billion frito, it's like 80 billion dollars.

I like money



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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Sigh, for all those saying this is nothing more than a joke, sadly the joke is on you. Yep, someone is laughing, all the way to the bank.

Since the moment the State took over public education there has been a systematic shift from the teaching of critical thinking and analytical skills, to rote memorization and "teaching for the test." The result has been a population that takes everything at surface value and is unable to see the deeper meaning of things. Advertisers and marketers are very aware of this, however the general population is not. So go on and enjoy your processed cheese and macaroni product. Mmmm, isn't ignorance delicious?



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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You're right. They are still using subliminal and suggestive influence at targeted demographics. It's sad, and it's right in our face. My nephews are in the 3rd grade and they were being taught that global warming is our fault and what they need to do to be 'a good citizen', and all this globalist crapola...
I wish commercials were eliminated, along with the sponsors that push them. Oh wait, that means there would be no more TV. We can't go neck deep in debt if they can't tell us what to buy



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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Stop it. There is no doubt that commercials are a form of brainwashing, subliminal messaging, manipulation, etc, but only to buy their products, not to turn children against parents.



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:32 PM
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So why, out of all the possible scenarios, was that one specifically chosen to be shown to the masses? Cuz it's just so funny right?
I mean you admit commercials contain messages, yet this one contains none?
edit on 25-8-2011 by Erowynn because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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Mmmm, yeah, exactly right, because it is cute and it is funny (kinda). Just another commercial, nothing more, nothing less. The people who come up with these commericals have to keep coming up with new and fresh ideas, and comedy is always a good route to take. There is pressure in the advertisement world because this commercial will be replaced in a few short months, or weeks. There main job is to sell the product and the best way for that to happen is for the consumer to remember your product. And I think we all will forever remember this commercial. now. Someone, somewhere, just may be thanking you


I guarantee you no child will ever call the police on their parents because of this commercial. But, to be honest, I can clearly see anyone not of your opinion will not change your mind about this, and I'm not here to change your mind, but to give another perspective.


edit on 25-8-2011 by Swills because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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Has there been an increase of parents being arrested because their kids called the police on them? In fact, has any parent been arrested by the hands of their children? Show us some reports, articles, statistics, something. The real question is, how seriously do little kids take Kraft Mac & Cheese commercials? Would they risk losing their parents over it?


Unfortunately the answer is yes.

A teacher in my community is doing the same thing as the cop in the commercial. I know of at least three families who have been torn apart because of that blasted teacher. The kids see it as a way to "Blackmail" their parents and if the parents do not go along with the kid they end up in jail.



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:47 PM
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Really? What gives this teacher the right? You have to come clean with all the details. What is this teacher doing and how is the teaching doing it? Lets be clear, a teacher will be more effective than this commercial will ever be. I dare say it's almost comparing apples to oranges, and just may be one isolated case because this teacher is on some kind of crusade.



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by Swills
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Mmmm, yeah, exactly right, because it is cute and it is funny (kinda). Just another commercial, nothing more, nothing less. I guarantee you no child will ever call the police on their parents because of this commercial. But, to be honest, I can clearly see anyone not of your opinion will not change your mind about this, and I'm not here to change your mind, but to give another perspective.


edit on 25-8-2011 by Swills because: (no reason given)


Then we agree to disagree. Fair enough.



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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everyone seems to forget walmart at first was all american products what the heck happened
and hillary clinton on board of directors did not have anything to do with the change over or ??



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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Stupid commercial, stupid premise

so we should go to jail for fliching fries from someone's plate?
FAIL
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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 05:27 PM
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i am the frito bandito now that was a commercial
oh and i would rather fight than switch
plop plop fiss fiss



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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I did watch the commercial What I saw was the anorexic kid had not ' touched' his plate (Didn't look like he was going to either) and the dad was finished not a bean, fish flake or macaroni.


Subliminal message? alright I'll play.

What I read into it is the kid symbolized the monied elite with more wealth than they can use, but if you are starving and even touch a bit of it a swat team breaks down your door and drags you off to a gulag if they don't beat you to death first.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:04 AM
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Originally posted by smokeythabear
So why don't we start calling the police on the politicians and banksters


Because they are only stealing our money and freedom, not macaroni and cheese!!



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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Thats it im doing it. Im going to start a petition for a facepalm emote on ats.

Seriously you make it sound like its something straight out of 1984.
Come on. My advice would be to go out and smell the roses.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 08:18 AM
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It's the constant subtle conditioning that is crippling us. Anyone who thinks this is amusing is truly a sheeple. There's nothing funny about it. It's conditioning. It's not entertainment. When will people get it?

TV is not entertainment, it's propaganda to keep you asleep while they get you ready for slaughter.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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I think that many people here are missing the take-home message here. The events portrayed in this specific commercial are not, in themselves, significant. The actual act of calling the police because a parent is steal food may well be just a dumb, silly concept. It was probably designed and scripted as such. The point is that, despite the fact that it may just be some dumb joke, it has far more power. It makes suggestions about lifestyle, about morals, and about the "proper order" of things.

What exactly does it communicate? Does it tell kids to call the police when daddy takes some Mac 'n' Cheese? No, it does nothing of the sort. It does, however, support the order of our present legal system. It tells kids that the police have power over the people and that laws, no matter how absurd, must be followed. It suggests that legal mediation is a valid option even when personal discussion will suffice. It probably suggests many other bad things without any malicious intent.

The point is that advertisement is dangerous. Advertisers are irresponsible. Even half-heard radio advertisements in the background have and effect and make an impression. They support a certain order and lifestyle. They can have a substantial role in shaping the mental categories and ordering systems that people--particularly children--use to make sense of the world.

It's even worse when the malice is intentional. The advertising part of the cosmetics industry, for instance, is, almost without exception, malicious. Do you think that models are so ubiquitous in cosmetics advertising because they provide a good and realistic demonstration of cosmetic products in action? Absolutely not. They are used because they induce feelings of insecurity. Young women watch a shampoo commercial with gorgeous half-naked women in the shower and they feel like they *should* look like that. A guy sees a muscular underwear model with perfect skin and a rugged, square jawline and he feels inadequate. This is intentional and it does serious psychical harm to those who are exposed to such advertisement.

The take-home message here: be wary. If you can't avoid advertisement entirely (you can't), be mindful of what you see. Look for the hidden meaning. Look at the logical fallacies and be aware of the emotional appeals. Dissecting the advertisements and identifying their hidden messages can significantly reduce their efficacy.

The same applies to television shows, movies, books, etc.--No medium is "too pure" to contain such messages. Be aware.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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I had to check the youtube page just to make sure this was not some type of hoax. Sure enough the page was created in 2007. The Onion will soon be out of business if the regular news is this out there.



posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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Haha!

I think you guys are looking too deep into the commercial...

"Kraft Mac n cheese is just so good, that stealing it should be a crime!" I think that's what they are trying to get across. Taking mac and cheese that you bought and gave to your kid obviously isn't a crime in real life.


Even if they did intentionally put in the message of turning your parents in to the police, if your parents are doing something bad enough to be turned into the police, shouldn't they? Like parents beating kids half to death, parents who do drugs and neglect children, and other junk.

But yea, I don't think Kraft was trying to put a subliminal message like that in kids heads. Seriously, they sell macaroni! what would the point of that be?

"EDIT!"

Ok I watched the commercial, and umm... the look on the dad's face and the smirk on the kid's face kinda puts it a bit over the top. I thought it might be a bit more "silly" but the commercial looks serious to me. They should make it more silly lol.
edit on 8/29/2011 by StellarPie because: cuz i didnt watch the commercial earlier



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