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Santa sells out

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posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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I was catching up on some television watching today when I noticed a Chevrolet ad, involving Santa Clause. Not too surprising in itself right? Well, this year Santa has traded in his red suit, sleigh, and rein deer for corporate attire. Makes me kind of sick. As much as I love chevy, it is just distasteful to paint Santa up as some sort of corporate money monger. I think the part that really took the cake (or even the cookies), was when Santa ate someone else's cookies and really didn't apologize in the slightest. He rushed off far too busy with the business of making money to worry about a little theft. Did Santa really have to become a business man as well? I'm not religious, nor a Christmas nut, but they went too far.

Santa goes corporate



Specific ad I am talking about.
edit on 24-11-2011 by Evolutionsend because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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reply to post by Evolutionsend
 


santa and christmas has everything to do with (corporate) money.

christmas is all about mass consumption and buying.

what do you when it's christmas?

get presents, those have to be bought with money.

eat diner, that has to be bought with money.

get a christmas tree, with money..

but you get my drift.

i think you're looking for a conspiracy when there is none, no matter how distasteful the commercial was.. the message is still the same. (as it always has been)

SPEND MONEY and BUY S%&T!

be a good citizen



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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reply to post by kn0wh0w
 


It's supposed to be about giving. You can't paint the jolly man up like that. It's just not right!



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 05:31 PM
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reply to post by Evolutionsend
 


ehm yeah..

but to give something, you have to buy something.

with money...

and don´t say it´s about love and spending time together, it´s not.

if you think otherwise i dare you to not buy any presents for your family/kids this year, you'll have some angry faces at christmas for sure



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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More like 'Corporate America' once again sells Santa [et al] out ... Whatever it takes (?)

... ta fill that bottom line, baby


the local Walmart had a dead ringer retired guy ... fit the bill to a "T" ... he was the meeter/greeter come the holiday season.

Asked for a raise .... now gone.

Great guy. A real 'character', if you will ..

Seems we're left with:

- baseball [made in china]
- apple pie [imported from china]
&
- chevrolet [mostly coming from china]

Carlin's 'American Dream' seems to be coming all the more obvious and accurate with each and every passing day. :shk:



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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perfectly sums up western greed and materialism.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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You guys do realize that Santa isn't real right?

It's just a fairytale.....



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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Lol.

OP is this really a serious thread? Are you really taking a commercial this seriously?



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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It's not about Santa being real, he's a tale many children know. Now rather than thinking of him as a kind hearted person that gives to others, they've painted him up as a greedy business man. They're promoting the idea that corporatism is right.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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Santa is public Domain, it means people and corporations(not saying corporations are people) can do whatever they want to him. In fact I think I saw Santa casted in a porno once.


Anyways Santa isn't a scared image, just a image. As for Christmas and consumerism, well yes Christmas is about the sprite of giving or the birth of Christ whatever. In order to give you have to buy stuff, is that really so wrong? In fact it would be stupid not for a company not to try and cash in during Christmas a day about spending cash on you're family.

Now, because of a bountiful feast and thanksgiving ale I'm not at the top of my game. But my point is you can keep making mountains out of mole hills and be offended by advertising that frankly nobody forced you to watch or you can enjoy the holidays however which way you want. Cheers!
edit on 11/24/2011 by Mcupobob because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Dam I for one am crushed by this news....Why Santa why have you turned into a corporate shill....Wait....Unless....

Maybe now that he works for chevy I can get something other then socks and sweaters under that christmas tree, which I get almost every year. Even though I expressly say in my letters that I don't want any more socks and sweaters, it's like the dude never reads them or something.


Here's for hoping. But something tells me that I can expect the socks again....Which is cool as well, I really, really need some new socks.


Hey Santa if you surf the net and by chance happen to read this, I could use me a new car.


And also hello.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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I think you're being a bit silly..... it's just a commercial and it's not like kids sit around watching Chevy commercials anyway....



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by Annie Mossity


Seems we're left with:

- baseball [made in china]
- apple pie [imported from china]
&
- chevrolet [mostly coming from china]

Carlin's 'American Dream' seems to be coming all the more obvious and accurate with each and every passing day. :shk:




That ain't all that's Made in China anymore...




I agree with the others; Santa is a symbol of greed and commercialism during the holiday season. If you want to get back to the real meaning of Christmas, you have to go back to the manger.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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isn't the modern version of santa an image made from the coca-cola corp? even the iterations prior to that were based on gifting/buying. santa is most def a capitalist.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 10:58 PM
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so pictures of santa with a sack full of presents which the media and others tell kids he brings them for free each year, but infact parents are expected to buy otherwise their kids will not be happy (seeing as though they have been convinced he is real and brings them presents every year = parents are pressured into buying and taking part) is nothing what so ever to do with corprate money making?.

santa sold out the moment he was made up by those who worked out how to pressure people into spending money even if they leave themselves with nothing. santa is the corparations telling us to buy by using a fictional character to put on the pressure as children everywhere will be expecting presents from santa, and if the kids get nothing then you are evil for not buying anything because you have to buy presents so kids do not feel left out by santa.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 11:12 PM
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Originally posted by Evolutionsend
reply to post by Rockdisjoint
 


It's not about Santa being real, he's a tale many children know. Now rather than thinking of him as a kind hearted person that gives to others, they've painted him up as a greedy business man. They're promoting the idea that corporatism is right.


but that is exactly what santa is, maybe not to the kids while they are kids, but when they become parents they will see santa for what he is, a corprate scam to manipulate parents away from their cash using the dissapointment of your own children if you do not obey as a guilt trip.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by Rockdisjoint
You guys do realize that Santa isn't real right?

It's just a fairytale.....

Liar!
*sob*
Wha-. . . . what-. . . . . *crying* what do you mean?

Mods! Alert! Someone says that Santa doesn't exist!
(shakes fist)
Curse you, spoiler of dreams!

And back on topic, Santa has been selling products for over a century. This is nothing new.




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