This one is more about how the “major” politicians maintain the conditions for the marketing-driven American Nightmare (and its metastasis to other societies) than directly about big business marketing itself. But the connection between the larger methods (ideology and murder) and the smaller (deception and studied manipulation) is real, so this one is just too important to pass over without a post:
“Ideologues can’t stand free societies — that’s why they try to kill innocent people.” — George W. Bush, February 20, 2008
How true! Just think of all the recent proof: Vietnam, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Chile, etc. — not to mention Iraq x2. And also not to mention the inconvenient little fact that, despite their own criminal, self-defeating methods, the Russians were actually right about Afghanistan, weren’t they?
Not uninterestingly, the 2.5 million people who have died in automobile collisions since the full and final imposition of auto-centric suburban sprawl on the United States shortly after WWII very much also prove the unwitting profundity of President Bush’s admission.