The Zero Hedge Daily Round Up #132 - 09/24/2012
I decided to watch some TV the other night.
I'd be surprised if you managed to get this far into the article. I'm sure the average Zero Hedge reader would've shouted 'Blasphemous!', before storming off into some rage about their expressed hate for Obama.
I don't usually watch TV, but I must say, it's not all that bad.
Please introduce my pet hobby.
I love and I repeat, LOVE watching paid infomercials.
It's the fact that they're so ridiculously bad and full of lies, that it becomes an exercise to dissect their method of selling a particular product to the unsuspecting viewer.
There was this one particular example, where a woman with her accompanying man, attempted to sell a set of "non-stick" cooking pans.
The constant emphasis was on how "healthy" the food was.
Yet people never stop to think.
Why is it that this fat and grossly overweight woman, is trying to convince me about 'healthy'? Clearly these dishes haven't been working on her, despite the constant use of the phrases 'low fat' and 'vegetables'.
Do people ever stop to think that maybe fats are good for us? It's scientificially proven that saturated fat are good for you (The original claim that Saturated fats are bad, derived from a flawed study from the 50's that even the researchers admitted themselves! Although try convincing today's current marketing companies.), while monosaturated fats from vegetable oils are harmful because they're easily oxidised in the manufacuring process + all the other baddies. Carbs on the other hand, are a horrible source of the energy compared to fats.
Of course, that's not what the plump woman on the TV says, so clearly I'm wrong.
It's no wonder people claim that TV brainwashes people.
But TV isn't the culprit. People brainwash people, not TV.
It's like saying I didn't kill her, the bullet did.
I think we have a little bit of a dilemma on our hands, especially when we look at the process of democracy and why it doesn't work.
If compaines are employing fat, unhealthy people to sell products that claim to make healthy living easier, then it's no wonder people fall into into the trap of the two-party paradigm.
Free makets are great, but only for the productive, which is us. Not for everyone.
In other words, it doesn't matter what we do.
We're all screwed.
The irrational human being has won.
Have a good night.
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