Buying In and Getting Sold Out by Church, State, Corporate Marketing

18 09 2010

Today seemed a good time to replay this comment from a discussion about how we buy into Rules and Authority, and get sold out in the process:

Well, I for one appreciate the connection Nance and Son are making for me, between Church marketing (evangelism), movie marketing (we’ll never forget that Jaws poster and musical theme), product marketing (tv commercials) and R- party marketing (politics.)

And don’t forget that wicked university credit card marketing scheme, so slyly using sports team branding and the trust we all help instill in our kids for school, and especially higher education, as intellectually worthy of them — yes, I’m still hot about that!

So the common theme — thanks for playing, Jim! — connecting all of these, is how vital a part of real education it is, that we educate our kids about their own human thinking and how it works, so they can see through such amygdala-driven seductions and indentures. Nance and Son give me hope in REAL education and enlightenment, the kind that helps kids think critically no matter which Humbug Oz-Head is behind the curtain, belching smoke in their eyes until Fear and Longing can deliver them up as supplicants before the Foreign Altar . . .
(Talk about scary movies! That was my own first total surrender to movie manipulation, when I was about four.)

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22 09 2010
JJ

“It’s easier to be jittery when the people around you are jittery.
It’s easier to be calm when the people around you are calm. Ditto afraid, happy, giggly…”

(Cock of the snook to Sandra Dodd from whom I’m freely swiping this emotional education.)

26 04 2011
When the Tea Party Goes to School. . . « Cocking A Snook!

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