posted on Mar, 2 2015 @ 12:00 PM
originally posted by: roth1
What is going on with society?
What the hell is wrong with most everyone these days?
This is the blowback from generations of Advertising. Which is being conducted on a saturation level unprecedented in Known-Human-History ™. These
commercials have decimated all creativity out of this country.
Things used to be as the OP described. One could design a new couch, build it in the garage, and sell it to the neighbor that hired you to fit
perfectly in their house. But these days... hell they don't even sell graph paper and pencils at the corner store anymore, let alone everyone having
a garage full of tools. And this is because the advertising industry has never taken a day off. If a person tells people they can design and make
them a couch they will picture that person as face-down-in-the-street, not as a well dressed success offering a glass of the best. The person didn't
do anything to deserve this, it's just that the corrosive nature of advertising has left individuals in this position.
In order to create Brand-Loyalty ™ the Madison Avenue types have corroded a certain part of society. No one will buy things hand made, home made,
or researched by someone they know personally. It _HAS_ to be their media source that recommends it to them. This is how corporations have divorced
us from our own creativity, because /sarc "if it was a good idea then you would _want_ to go corporate with it" /end sarc.
This is also the reason the poverty rate is accelerating. Say everyone in one neighborhood wants to paint paintings. They won't even buy one from
each other for fifty cents. But they will all spend over a hundred dollars on a print from a famous artist. We have been conditioned, through
endless advertising and messages, that "if it isn't corporate produced, it isn't for me."
All these commercials have decimated creativity out of this country. And this is because the advertising industry has never taken a day off. And
since television went 24 hours a day, Commercials have never taken an hour off. Constantly making sure that the buying public only has loyalty to one
thing. The product. Not themselves. Not one another. And certainly not any home grown creator.
edit on 2-3-2015 by mikegrouchy because: (no reason given)