September 23rd, 2010
IN these days when the decent folks of our nation are trying to end senseless violence amongst our citizenry, one has to wonder, what’s up with the simpletons at the Shasta Beverages Company, and what’s up with the simpletons at Volkswagen of America as well?
IN their firms' commercials that repeatedly air on our television, Shasta Beverages Company prefers to hit people in the head with full twelve-ounce cans of their soda?!? While Volkswagen of America, for their part, merely prefers we physically strike/hit/punch each other on the arm when we see one of their cars!?! As A Nation, Should U.S. Consumers Boycott Shasta beverages and Volkswagen vehicles as a result of their promotion of senseless violence?
I SAY: YES!!
IN these days when the decent and kind folks of our great nation are attempting to stop idiot creeps from lashing out with senseless violence toward innocents, we have two major and well-known corporations filling our airwaves with commercials which focus on nothing but senseless violence against unsuspecting and distracted innocent by-standers. Are these companies so out of touch with the realities of our nation that they think the best way to get our attention is through senseless and unprovoked violence against innocent individuals?
MAYBE ITS TIME WE GIVE THESE COMPANIES A WAKE-UP-CALL AND BOYCOTT ALL THE PRODUCTS OF THOSE FIRMS UNTIL THOSE FIRMS LEARN A BETTER WAY TO MARKET THEIR PRODUCTS OTHER THAN WITH THE WIDESPREAD DISPLAY AND PROMOTION OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE AGAINST INNOCENT BYSTANDERS!!!
FYI, I have sent this note to those firms via their websites. http://www.vw.com/home.html and: http://www.shastapop.com/
Of course, I am aware that hurling full cans of sodas through the air to strike unsuspecting human targets in the head to make them aware of the Shasta product is intended as humor, sarcasm, or even satire. And, I am aware that the suggestion of hitting an acquaintance standing nearby on the arm to make them aware of the new and different Volkswagens that happen by – as opposed to the old ‘punch buggy’ bugs/Beatles, is if of this same genre of message; be it sarcasm, satire, or humor. However, I am merely suggesting that if we truly seek to end the proliferation of senseless violence in our society – a society where it appears that many have lost all common sense regarding senseless violence, we should not accept the promotion of senseless violence by corporations seeking to market their products. Furthermore, I suggest that it is time we pass this message of ending senseless violence to marketers and corporations that don’t seem to be aware or care of the senseless violence they are promoting, even if such is done under the veil of humor.
ADAM TROTTER / AVT
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