surely it is a good thing
JW - I could back 'em up and do sometimes a lot of times can't be arsed really. From a sociological perspective there is general patterns and observations. Society is very complexed as you well know and social facts are not hard cold facts like those that exist in the physical world as you probably know.
I am influenced by Marx on how ideology works but would not consider myself a Marxist. He did under-estimate it's power and could not have predicted today's media. Communism, however never worked for a lot of reasons , some that Marx would have said "told you so" others because communism didn't develop out of the collapse of Capitalism. Now Capitalism is global but still its nature remains self destructive. We need something different altogether IMHO and I would prefer we set it up sooner rather than later as later would mean a lot of suffering and wars over oil and stuff
"Ad men" somehow manange to sell stuff even when they tell you up front that their advert is lying ("lashes enchanced in post-production" anyone?)
I shudder to think what that says about their target market.
Many ads are lies and many financial products are flim-flam.
Its not just about "being strong and resisting" the hype; it's also about expecting commercial organisations to display at least a rudimentary level of ethical behavour, and if they don't, govts should force them to.
I would add further comment but it may lead to me being labelled a Nazi for the first time ever. And for what it's worth, I don't think the Nazis were all that big on individualism and capitalism. They were more into resocialising...
STU - wrote (see)
. We set up regulators but they are either with the corps
So now you are accusing the Advertising Standards Agency of corruption ?
I do wish I was as white as you are
that is very true SVT - what I objected to was the implication that certain groups should be targeted and left to rot if they didn't work for the system or simply could not afford to live in it. (just short of gas chambers IMHO) That is neo Nazi to me. As I have said "some views". Crude individualism is another thing I object to but that aint much to do with nazism.
yes I do -I find it pretty funny at times -truly
SoVeryTired wrote (see)
Stu - do you really laugh out loud at your computer screen half as much as you suggest?
SQTMS, I think.
Or, its more recent and more explosive follow-up, STOOMNOKL.
kittenkat wrote (see)
sqgqtms ... Damn, I've forgotten what it is!
Yes SQTMS, now it's going to take me ages to work out STOOMNOKL!
Spat Tea Out On My New Orange Kia Lino.
SQTMS = Sub-Quality Thread Material Stu?
How about this one....
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