NOT having been in the States for a few good years I am discovering myself unconditioned to the over whelming ‘high pressure’ of American Advertising.
In short, if you ain’t ‘ill upon arrival’ just keep watching the TV commercials and their suggestive advice and you will soon discover you have almost every affliction known to mankind already in your body and have just a few days more to live!
Call it ‘acquired immune deficiency’. And the producers and directors of those televised adverts use the best expert psychologist and people from the film industry convince you, the unsuspecting viewer, that your days are truly numbered.
You’ve been watching an interesting show that is nearing its finality then: “Hi Doctor Barry Good-life here, and I’m worried about you. Do you have symptoms of being out of breath after climbing a mere 42 flights of stairs?
Is there the tiniest bead of sweat on your forehead?” Well yes you start thinking, (not being critical enough to analyze the fact that most Olympic athletes are out of breath following a 42 story climb).
But, it’s too late, lured in and psychologically and mentally trapped. Watching the movie has kept your brain just one level below consciousness so when you’re hit with some fast moving facts you don’t recharge in time to be truly awake and analytical.
This is all part of the advertisers plot to lure you in and catch you off guard using your own untrained mental process to convince yourself.
Now, once you’re awake to the process, viewing it again and again you become fully aware to the sheer “genius” at work to bilk the American public.
What’s even more cute is that none of these miraculous drugs to save your life immediately need a doctor’s prescription. So, the phoney pharmaceutical industry flourishes grabbing in billions — for nothing.
Yet, viewing TV over here you’d better be thick skinned and keep your feet well above the ground so you don’t stumble in the wildlydiscarded bull crap being purveyed. The rule here is “say anything, suggest everything” to get the listener to part with his money. Create an anxiety that will ruin his sleep until he buys the product, albeit, candy coloured pills and renders himself better immediately.
Believe me, there isn’t any part of your daily life that hasn’t been targeted to grab you, get your attention to a new ailment that you’ve inherited “from the wind” while just proceeding about your daily activities.