Let’s restrict advertising in the United States.
Why should we have our minds polluted on a daily basis by messaging that comes from the likes of Edward Bernays?
Why should we have our minds subliminally influenced?
Isn’t that a violation of the fourth amendment which speaks of unreasonable search and seizure.
Yes, I understand that the amendments to the US constitution pertain to the government, but what if the government fails to regulate business properly? Isn’t it then the government that is behind the businesses who are invading our minds? Doesn’t the government give sanction to these immoral businesses and corporations who are influencing us?
Suppose the government slyly allows a business to influence us on its behalf and then fails to regulate that business.
Furthermore, isn’t uninvited advertising similar to cigarette smoke?
If we are going to ban cigarettes because uninvited smoke is malevolently influencing our lungs, why can’t we ban uninvited advertising that is infecting our minds?
What would be the ramifications of putting limits on advertising within mass media?
Google would go away. The profits of Google would evaporate.
The television networks would have to focus on quality for a change. No longer would they be able to rely on big corporations paying them big bucks to influence us to buy idiotic things and ideas we don’t need – like the Domino Theory, like the Pancaking Theory.
Big business would take a hit.
The government would take a hit. No longer would the government be able to persuade us so easily to fight useless foreign wars.
Lazy politicians who refuse to meet their constituents would take a hit.
Politicians would actually have to go out and meet people face-to-face.
Who would be the winners?
Well, the American people would be protected to a better extent from the relentless hucksters on television.
Americans would be not paying the sports tax where overly paid sports stars make hundreds of millions of dollars courtesy of big corporations who place a surcharge on their products in order to pay for network advertising.
Ditto regarding the fake superstars in the music and movie industries.
Without the huge money from advertising, the big networks and their big boy friends would not be so big anymore. This would allow small timers to compete with the big boys regarding the news. And we all know that the news is there to deliver the truth, a commodity in short supply these days when it comes to main stream media.
Consequently, Americans would receive better government. The polarization of wealth in America would reverse itself.
The McDonaldization of America would stop in its tracks. Regions would gain more individuality and salt.
Everything on the national stage would take a hit. The big banks would be not so big anymore. The large corporations would not be so large anymore.
The best thing about getting rid of advertising is that America the Empire would stop.
Ultimately, America would become a Republic again.
And that would be a good thing.
Say goodbye, Edward.
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