posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:25 PM
We, as average everyday citizens of our towns, cities, states, provinces, countries and well, the World are guilty of aiding and abetting TPTB on a
daily basis and we don’t even think twice about it. Probably because the way in which we’re guilty of it, many don’t even realize it is
happening or how it happens.
So I will attempt to explain the above statement.
As I look around me on any given day I notice that we are bombarded with ads, slogans and logos in a myriad of forms from bill boards, magazines,
newspapers, signs, decals, blimps, commercials, product placements in tv shows, movies etc. So much in fact that we have become numb to it and accept
it all as part of our surroundings, part of the scenery if you will.
So how are we contributing and actually helping the Elite gain their foot holds? Simple...We ourselves are their greatest form of advertising and PR.
And we actually pay them to allow us to promote them.
We are walking bill boards for corruption and greed and we even do it with pride. From Nike to Adidas, Calvin Klein to Fruit of the Loom, Ford to
Wal-Mart and beyond.
So many of these companies have chosen to do business in lesser developed nations where they enjoy tax havens we complain about, cheap labor (many
times these are children) when we are jobless and horrid work conditions with no one to answer to. And these are the companies we are supporting and
even advertising for?
It absolutely amazes me how we can see the reports of child labor, how we can see that these companies pollute and destroy as we pay higher taxes to
clean up the mess they leave behind. Our water, rain forests, air, jobs...all being stolen out from under us...and we help them do it.
How can anyone in their right conscience support companies such as Shell, Exxon, Wells Fargo, Nike, Coca-Cola, Good Year, IBM, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart,
Kodak, Verizon, Microsoft, Ford, United Airlines, Sears, Monsanto, Kraft, Texaco, Pfizer, Nestle, GE, GM and so much more that to go on would only
serve to bore many with another list?
We all know what they do, how they do it, what they are guilty of and yet, we buy the hats and t-shirts, the shoes and purses, the stickers, posters,
ashtrays and fridge magnets. We wear the clothes with a sense of pride, put that sticker on our car to be seen and we hang the posters to show how
cool we are.
So many times we ask ourselves and others what can be done about these monsters and how can we stop them from raping our planet and stealing our
children’s futures. Simple...
Stop Promoting Them!
It really is as simple as not wearing that trucker hat because you collect them. What’s wrong with a simple non-branded hat instead of a SHELL logo?
Why not just a plain t-shirt instead of GM or IBM plastered all over it?
Sneakers...really? We have all seen the vids of people pushing and shoving, trampling and beating each other to get the latest pair of cool kicks to
come out. What’s the matter with a smaller brand that isn’t guilty of child labor? And to pay a premium price for the privilege of advertising for
the monster? This is absolutely nuts.
Do you really need to be surrounded by ads, logos, banners, stickers, magnets, clothing...all on our bodies and in our houses? Our children
advertising for the monsters and we are the ones wrapping them in ads?
Ok, I think I made my point so what does it accomplish? Will it shut them down? Nope. Will it hurt them if all of a sudden we started to shed
ourselves of their ads? Absolutely!
When we surround ourselves with it, decorate our houses with it, take pride in wearing it, we are supporting it. Our children see it and fall for it.
Now they are the ones wearing the logos. Giving free PR to a company that doesn’t even know they exist, let alone care. Walking bill boards for the
monsters stealing our futures and killing us slowly.
If we continue to do it, our kids just see it as acceptable. And it’s not acceptable. In fact it is really screwed up.
Anyways, that’s my Sunday Rant. The message?
Stop being a walking bill board for the very monsters that are killing us. If you want to make at least a small statement, less is more.