(quote)Popular culture as presented by mass media:
- turns fantasy into myth while driving a false understanding of reality into the subconscious;
- destroys traditional mythological structures and replaces them with ego fulfillment myths;
- con-vinces people possession of material objects defines their individual value in the social culture;
How do we deal with the trap that desires lay for us?
Eliminate as many manufactured desires as possible
Refuse to desire what you do not need!
Simple pleasures rarely disappoint"(end of quote).
Yesterday, I listened to an advertisement for a dream-car, on the radio, ending with "Sometimes, what you want is what you need"
That's an example of what I mean to convey here in this post. It's subtle and it's hypnotic when such suggestions are repeated each hour.
And so can messages work on our unconsciousness that are coming from whistleblowers, speaking their truth, but
conveniently used to silence the voice of our conscience, when we're not turning within and be prepared to live our truth.
(quote)- "Undermining the role of parents has been a strategy, marketers have exploited to sell their brands,
through the development of "kids only" products and marketing themes. Kiddie marketing often strives
for the "nag factor" an actual measurement by the advertising industry of the extent to which an add
drives a child to pester the folks about a purchase" - Jamie Court.
The "nag factor" is marketing strategy that takes manipulation of children to the extreme.
From 1992 to 1997 the amount of money spent on marketing to children doubled, from $ 6.2 billion to
$ 12.7 billion. Today it is estimated that $ 15 billion is being spent.
"It is no coincidence that governments want to educate children. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence
of the state's goodness and its concern for our well-being. The real explanation is less flattering.
If the government's propaganda can take root as children grow up, those kids will be no threat to the state apparatus.
They fasten the chains to their own ankles".
Lew Rockwell.(end of quote)