Stupid Subliminal Message

Image representing GE as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

One of my greatest peeves is watching dumb commercials on TV. The dumbest ads leave me wondering what product they want me to buy. Others are cute scenarios and are funny, but leave me wondering what are they are selling? The most recent commercial to catch my eye is the one where hundreds of people carry a huge extension cord out-of-town looking like a caterpillar.  They arrive on a grassy hill and tilt the three prong plug into an electrical outlet overlooking dark skyscrapers in the distance. The plug goes into the socket but the town stays dark. Then a wimpy young man in a sport coat hauls off and slams his fist into the plug, and wallah, the town lights up.

Cute, I thought, but I can’t tell you what the ad is selling. I do remember the company though, it is General Electric, or GE as we fondly refer to them. Since GE builds turbines for generating electricity, the ad must be about the power of GE filling our need for electricity.

The first time, I saw the ad, I liked the very clever visual. I commend the ad company for coming up with the idea of  all those people lugging this giant extension cord out of a dark town. The people struggle to tilt the three prong plug into the outlet on the hill. The plug drops into the socket, but the town stays dark. It is funny when the fast thinking guy bumps the plug to get the system to work.

By the second and third viewing the ad became more disturbing. Why would a company the size of GE condone such a stupid message? They build turbines for Boeing, Air Bus, and power plants. They do amazing stuff, and have a fantastic record of reliability. At one time they owned the home appliance business. They rivaled Whirlpool for the quality and reliability of  refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, etc. Not any more. In fact people now avoid GE appliance because of poor reliability. I have owned several GE refrigerators over fifty years, and the newest one has problems. Thankfully, their reputation for turbines is still intact.

The engineer in me began questioning how something as rugged looking as that extension chord can be so sensitive that a bump from a single person can make it work. A message flashed through my mind, if it is so touchy, it is not worth crap. Now when I see this commercial, I think of  the townspeople who  expect their  power company to supply consistent and reliable power with a system that a single soft bump can take down.

Obama Succeeds at Quieting Fox News

Today marked one of the last broadcasts of the Glenn Beck Show on Fox News. It saddens me to see Beck leave the air. He taught me alot about history. He used logical arguments to expose some of the most criminal conspiracies happening under our very watch. Yet, Fox canned him. Why?

My theory is that Beck hit too close to the real truth with his expose’s. Obama and company had to silence him or face being uncovered as a transformation agent of America into a Marxist state. I used to accuse him of transforming us into a socialist state, but I think he is more extreme than we give him credit for. Obama’s actions and policies smack of Marxism.

Week after week, Beck diligently researched and followed the connections from the czars to the motives. All of them networking under the cover of bureaucratic positions.  All of them changing internal policies that affect us with more regulations. When will America finally wake up? Obama hypnotized us with the infectious smile, congeniality, and a promise to change America. We thought his changes would transform the stalemate in Congress. Behind the smile, he seethes with rage and pushes his agenda even harder in the face of polls showing Americans in opposition. Why? What is so blanking good about his dreams for the country? What is his vision for the country?

Glen Beck repeatedly exposes Obama’s vision, but we were reluctant to believe. The scenarios Beck painted are too scary for most of us to believe. How could we have been so stupid as to choose a president who would do such a thing? No, it is not true, we say to ourselves, and turn the channel. We don’t want to believe that any red-blooded American citizen would be so devious as to plan the complete destruction of the Constitution, the country, and the citizens.

Yes, Fox News caved to pressure from the far Left; they, who we consider to be the voice of the conservative. By firing Glen Beck, Fox signed onto the Obama media train, and are no different from ABC, NBC, CBS,CNN, MSNBC, and PBS. A primary tenet of Marxism is to control the media; control the message.

TASS, USA Style

History repeats itself, but we tend to deny that the same thing will happen to us because we are so much smarter. The generation that allowed a stupid event to occur did not have the history to look back upon. Because we have the history to learn from we will never let that stupid thing happen to us. Even if we didn’t have the history, we are much smarter than the last generation was. The arguments against making the same mistake continue to go on, and we continue living with our heads securely lodged in our asses. We are too stubborn to believe a stupid thing like the loss of a first amendment right, or a second amendment right can happen, even after repeated attempts to destroy these rights.

This week something happened that woke me up and caused me to start writing again. If I choose to ignore the Administration’s attempt to block news from an organization that opposes it’s view, then I am remiss and deserve to lose my rights . I, however, choose to speak out. During the campaign preceding the election of BHO to the presidency, I often spoke of my fears regarding the man and his intentions. I “felt” that he was heading us into a socialist direction. As the campaign progressed, his language and demeanor made me more certain I was correct. Now, I am convinced without a doubt, that Obama wants to be  the next Fidel Castro of our hemisphere. He will not rest until he has destroyed the Constitution, Capitalism, and the Country of the USA. He continues to lower our country to the level of every other country in the world.  He wants us to be the same as everyone else. The idea of the USA being the greatest country in the world is foreign to him. I digress.

Our Constitutional right to a free press is bothering the man. His Communications Director , Anita Dunn openly admitted that during the campaign they controlled the press. They did not allow interviews with the press for fear that some smart ass might ask a question that they were not prepared to answer with ambiguities. That is why Joe the Plumber became such a threat to Obama. He asked one question that Obama did not have a scripted answer for. BO’s answer gave us a peek into the real direction he was headed. 

His attack on Fox News was a blatantly open attempt to get his administration to control the media just as they had done during the campaign. Life is so much easier when the answers dictate the questions being asked. Instead we see reporters like the little boy who asked the President, “Why do people hate you so much?”

Government Controlled News

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