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Thursday, April 04, 2013

The American dream is coming to you every day through your TV ads

Some of us are getting tired of hearing about “your American Dream” from commercials such as American Family Insurance. Day after day we are supposed to be inspired by those who “follow their dreams.”

It is all designed to make us feel good inside that we live in a country were we can follow our dreams. For many people that dream is an illusion and feeds into the tired out idea that we can get anything or achieve anything if we work hard enough. The reality is that many people fall through the cracks and end up with nothing to show for their efforts. Only a few people have the talent to start and run a business. Most fail. So we keep getting fed this illusion designed to make us feel good about ourselves and our society. SandRidge Energy had a similar commercial on TV.

Fidelity Bank has a commercial calling entrepreneurs “heroes” and the “backbone of the Economy.” Again this is to support the American myth that anyone here can make it and our nation depends on those who do. As with the other add, it is designed to be a feel good piece, even though only a hand full of Americans get to run their own businesses. Are we supposed to offer these “heroes” a blowjob, since they are so much more important than us?

It’s not surprising that these corporations are mouthing the official ideological line of our corporate masters and their government. Most people are not entrepreneurs so this is a system for busyness, by business and paid for by the rest of the tax payers. In fact these corporations never pay as high taxes as the working class pay.

Their ‘feel good about a system that rips us off’ message is becoming more common as corporations realize they can sell ideology as easily as they can sell insurance or banking. More and more we are bombarded on our TVs by the most annoying commercials and their messages of pure garbage.
-សតិវ អតុ

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