In the last years I have noticed a trend that had been going on for a long time.

People over Program

Are we as a society really that shallow? How could we allow to sink this low?
No matter what you are advertising for, even of it is for toilet-bowl-scrubber-bots, we sho PEOPLE instead of the PRODUCT. Happily smiling families, scantly dressed women, yes. A flash of the product, back to the people.
Maybe it’s a (scantly dressed) celebrity instead of a family/scantly dressed woman – still one we want to see.

It has become the same issue with politics, we have celebrities or people, advertising for parties. We have interrest in the candidates, instead of the party program.
Hitler was non smoker, barely meat eating, barely drinking alcohol war hero – think before you cast your vote.
Who cares if the candidate is living a healthy life? Is god fearing or an atheist?
Or whether they are attractive?? What are their stands on the issues? What their plans for the economy? The foreign policies?
Look at the political advertising posters from the 1950s and compare them with todays.

Issues vs. Faces.
While in the 50s they would have promised toilet-bowl-scrubber-bots, they would show it to us today.

While I know that the stands on the issues are as trustworthy as the fake smile, and photoshopped politicians heads – but I’d rather cast my vote based on what they told me, than on how nice they look and how often they pray to a space zombie.

Sadly we have an election coming up in the fall of this year, which means from around mid summer on I will be bombarded with non-slogans and smiles more fake than Lolo Ferrari’s tits.

Stay away from Austria at that time, they’re going wild then…

A.

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