posted on Feb, 12 2012 @ 09:57 AM
reply to post by beezzer
I agree with some of this video but its not really black and white.
Take the McDonald's example. While it is the parent's responsibility to safeguard their children, to see that they eat healthy, learn the difference
between right and wrong etc., there is something to be said for peacetime propaganda, something Edward Bernays talked about.
We, adults and children, are inundated with advertising to such an extent that it borderlines on brainwashing. Its done in such a way as to affect us
on an emotional level.
Furthermore, the food itself is different, packed with growth hormones, antibiotics, genetically modified ingredients and other chemicals. Of-course
it could be argued that this too is something that we should take responsibility for but the point being that these issues are not as simple as
they're portrayed to be.
The war example is just laughable.
There is nothing "conservative" about installing dictators, supporting oppressive regimes and overthrowing democracies while pretending to be
"outraged" by their human rights abuses. All the while going into debt to fund these immoral activities.
We're not seriously going to sit here and act like the war on terror is real, are we? That its not about natural resources and strategic control?
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