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The amazing power of Publicity...

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posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 07:45 PM
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Does anyone sees how publicity affects our lives?

Nobody have ever worried about the publicity?

I want to know if you are aware of publicity that changes out our lives.
Take the Coca-Cola one... If I remember well, the Santa Claus that we see now was a coke Publicity in the 20's or the 30's. Now everybody remember the Santa Claus that was at first a Registered brand name picture.

Santa was shown by coke with the red suit, the white beard.... Do we have others example?.... Are you worried about publicity and Marketing that are taking more and more place in our life... I'ts a kind of mind control....

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posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 08:21 PM
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absolutely. you're on the right track, if you want to learn the REAL anything about anything you must first realise that ALL media has it's own agenda. i'm not even talking about the content of the media, but the very media itself. each different form, be it the internet, television, the newspaper, the publishing industry, even language itself, has a different tactile bias.
the programmers(thought police) are aware of this science, and are able to do powerful things by hijacking the 'controls'(different outlets of media).
media is an extension of man. an extension of different senses. man shapes his tools, and his tools in turn shape him. man, therefore is now an extension of media.

some examples of media induced cognitive bias....
ears -radio, has an obvious acoustic bias. you don't see images while listening to radio, so your mind is juxtaposing image information over sound information.
eyes, ears -with television, they have another level for programming, and actually a third, which is an amalgam of the two( ie, the benny hill sketches where one guy is sitting on a leather couch, and the squeeking of the leather sounds like farting. a third image was placed in the mind by suggestion, where it is obvious that it is the leather that is squeaking, you keep 'hearing' farts).
tacility -video games, you are actually physically connected to the media.

primitive man communicated verbally. this was passed from generation to generation, and known as an oral tradition. when man invented writing, the tradition moved into a machine enviroment(written language is a machine, ...weird). this was not only a step towards a different media to store lore, but also a shift in human consciousness. each subsequent new media technology, from the printing press to cell phones and the internet, wrought similiar shifts.
the role of art throughout history, has been to reflect the prevailing 'vibe' of their eras. the last bastion of art now, is said by some, to be advertising. the media is us, and we are the media. we are also the content, now.
the user is content.
see my 'we've all disappeared' thread for further insights.



posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 08:26 PM
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Dan Akroyd was on one of the morning shows this morning while I was flicking through. I think it was that Regis show.

Anyway, he was talking about how the alien head has become part of our life and how it went from fairies of the 18th and 19th century to the well recognized alein head.

From the little I caught of him speaking he is a big believer in UFO's and suppose to have some good footage.


He's a supporter of MUFON
www.mufon.com...

[edit on 15-11-2004 by evecasino]



posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by evecasino
Dan Akroyd was on one of the morning shows this morning while I was flicking through. I think it was that Regis show.

Anyway, he was talking about how the alien head has become part of our life and how it went from fairies of the 18th and 19th century to the well recognized alein head.

From the little I caught of him speaking he is a big believer in UFO's and suppose to have some good footage.


He's a supporter of MUFON


i'm not sure how that relates, but i will try and put it into this context(education and media).
what you saw was the 'tv body' or 'screen body'. when you see dan ackroyd, you're only seeing a projection of him filtered through different biases you associate with him. SNL, Blues Bros., ghostbusters. he seems like a nice guy. you can trust him.
this is how humans confuse reality, with virtual reality. the 'tv body' fools some of our senses into convincing our other faculties that our assumptions are likely truths.
this could also be said of 'good footage'. it may even be real. it doesn't matter unless you apply rigorous scientific principles of empiricism to the entire enviroment. it is nearly impossible to actually 'prove' anything, these days because our ability to generate virtual realities(like the election 2004, for example) has excelled to the point of blurring the edge between fiction and non fiction.

here is an example....
recently in the states, a legal precedent was set which established that news programs were NOT obligated to tell the TRUTH.
programs that are satirical, on the other hand, often blatantly state painful truths that are 'too sensitive' for mainstream news.


[edit on 15-11-2004 by billybob]



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