nonhocapito wrote:Vigilant Citizen points out a new horrific commercial ad by Visa, showing once again humankind as a mass of coordinated individuals that must do everything alike otherwise the world goes to pieces (which is the whole new morality of this age I guess, spelled out to the masses by TV back in the 90s with the creation of the show "big brother", where the non-conformist kids are "eliminated"...)
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3xStKYjQKc
From http://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/v ... ss-society
Anyway, this was only to note how the last tag price showed at the end of the ad is "11.90".
Sigh. Will they ever stop submitting us those numbers....? especially when they need to hint to the "brave new world" we are now supposed to live in?
Dcopymope wrote:Out of all the legion of doom material I’ve read that these psychos publish, Brave New World was the one book that really made me feel uncomfortable; it was very hard to read through. Only a psychopathic control freak like Aldous Huxley could write the kind of stuff that he wrote in that book. The book will give you a very clear picture of what the Brave New World Order will look like when all is said and done.
Comparisons with George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four
Social critic Neil Postman contrasts the worlds of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World in the foreword of his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death. He writes:
What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions." In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that our desire will ruin us.
Journalist Christopher Hitchens, who has himself published several articles on Huxley and a book on Orwell, notes the difference between the two texts in the introduction to his 1999 article "Why Americans Are Not Taught History":
We dwell in a present-tense culture that somehow, significantly, decided to employ the telling expression "You're history" as a choice reprobation or insult, and thus elected to speak forgotten volumes about itself. By that standard, the forbidding dystopia of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four already belongs, both as a text and as a date, with Ur and Mycenae, while the hedonist nihilism of Huxley still beckons toward a painless, amusement-sodden, and stress-free consensus. Orwell's was a house of horrors. He seemed to strain credulity because he posited a regime that would go to any lengths to own and possess history, to rewrite and construct it, and to inculcate it by means of coercion. Whereas Huxley ... rightly foresaw that any such regime could break but could not bend. In 1988, four years after 1984, the Soviet Union scrapped its official history curriculum and announced that a newly authorized version was somewhere in the works. This was the precise moment when the regime conceded its own extinction. For true blissed-out and vacant servitude, though, you need an otherwise sophisticated society where no serious history is taught.
nonhocapito wrote:It would be great to have a link to a video or a screenshot. In any case on their website, what I think is the same campaign (although I haven't seen their commercial obviously, since I don't live in the UK and I don't have a TV ) is indicated to expire on the midnight of august 31st rather than on the 1st of september. Strange. Maybe the "subliminal message" (or whatever it is) is valid only via TV?
http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/ ... nkpos=row2
[since this "9/11 reminding" business on part of the corporations is probably a frequent occurrence, I thought we could merge two recent findings together and start a more general thread on the subject, where we collect similar cases as we approach the 10th anniversary.]
This has an ad with the shop in question [9-11] but you have to be quick at the start to see.
Not sure if this is the same ad as you are on about as i don't get UK tv where i am.
marilynthomson9 wrote:The topics discussing is one of the necessary topics about advertisements. The advertisements remain unchanged in the format of 9/11, as it is the most used and using one. Most of the companies played it safe, taking a somber approach. But the tenth anniversary is risky. One of the farms brought some mew steps to use instead of this sad old number. The new approach consists of total six steps for better improvement of the ads. Observing and Reflecting the Market with positive voice and the spirit of a city and a nation that emerged from the dust and smoke more connected to the values that makes us where we are
Burningame wrote:marilynthomson9 wrote:The topics discussing is one of the necessary topics about advertisements. The advertisements remain unchanged in the format of 9/11, as it is the most used and using one. Most of the companies played it safe, taking a somber approach. But the tenth anniversary is risky. One of the farms brought some mew steps to use instead of this sad old number. The new approach consists of total six steps for better improvement of the ads. Observing and Reflecting the Market with positive voice and the spirit of a city and a nation that emerged from the dust and smoke more connected to the values that makes us where we are
This post is nonsensical and looks like a contender for the "most incomprehensible post" award. Due to your atrocious errors in grammar and syntax, noone can understand what the hell you're on about. When you learn to construct a sentence, get back to us.
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