Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Where Will It Stop?

This steady in your face commercialism is just sad…and really, really, annoying. Take for instance the latest rash of TV spots for prescription drugs. As I heard somebody talking about, this is totally reversed from how it used to be. It used to be the doctor would tell you what you needed to take for your symptoms after carefully diagnosing your problem. Now, people are going to their doctor saying I want this medication for whatever. And if the doctor won’t give it, they just find another one who will. And do you think the pharmaceutical companies care one iota about the people there pushing this towards? Of course not. They want to program people to want their drugs whether they really need them or not, and therefore make them money. Disgusting…

Then, I go to fill my tank with gas at Esso, and they’ve got these nice LCD TV screens ON THE PUMPS broadcasting – what else – commercials. Oh, they thrown in the occasional news or sports headline, but otherwise, I have to listen and watch more capitalism run amok trying to wring every last penny of spending power out of the masses. Ridiculous.

There’s no indication it’s going to stop either. Everywhere you look, somebody is trying to push something at you that they want you to buy just to make them money, not help you in any way. Enough already.

So there, end rant.

Comments on "Where Will It Stop?"

 

Blogger The Original LRU said ... (April 15, 2005 6:36 PM) : 

If you're interested in this sort of thing, you might enjoy the book "No Logo" by Naomi Klein.

It's a long book, and I've only waded halfway through, but so far pretty good.

 

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