Hidden in Plain Sight

When I was in college, I took a lot of sociology classes. One course that really stayed with me was an analysis of advertising.

In it, we scrutinized ads for their hidden, subliminal messages. Some of the messages were obvious, like the infamous child porn-type ad featuring Brooke Shields, who provocatively told us that nothing gets between her and her Calvins. But many of the advertisements were subtle, though some obvious themes emerged: sex, lots of it, and violence.

Of course, we live in an era where Brooke’s ad wouldn’t even raise an eyebrow. The advertisements now are so out there, so extreme, and shocking, that after a while, they all fail to shock. For instance, just look at the names of and ads for movies the last few years: Meet the Fockers; Dinner for Schmucks, and a new one, Get Hard. And then there are the “wholesome” flicks for the kiddies, with names like Jack Ass, and Kick Ass. And on and on it goes, ad nauseam.

And, just like in the old days, there are a plethora of covert advertisements and magazine covers, designed to program the naive population. One agenda item is making homosexuality cool; heterosexuality, boring. A few years ago, I saw a cover article in a popular magazine, maybe People. It showcased some young male cutie, with the headline, “Another Reason to Love ___________ — He’s Gay.” I saw a similar type one about another young male, something like, “He’s So Cool — Of course, He’s Gay.” To the gullible populace, they now have the words, “love” and “cool” associated with gays, but certainly not the more bland straights. (even the names alone — gay! happy and fun! — versus straights — boring).

Next, look around the children’s department at your local department stores, for instance, JC Penney’s or Target. Notice how the ads depict young girls entangled together, with arms around each other in ways that are unnatural for girls. In one, for instance, a teen girl has her arm around the other’s shoulder and dangling a tad too close to the other’s chest. At Macy’s, I saw a life-size ad of two hairless boy teens, with one looking like he had his hand in the other’s front pants pocket.

Another agenda item: notice how many of the ads are designed to send a subtle message of racial aggression. At a Target shoe department, there was a huge poster depicting a little black girl, looking angry and making an aggressive kick, with the message, Boot Camp. Then there was a magazine ad for Dove, with a euphoric black woman with a large fro, wearing a white towel around her. She is making a fist up in the air. She looks like a prizefighter who just won a fight. The slogan was: Fight Won.

And then there was the ad I saw in a Parents’ magazine, depicting a little black boy staring at the camera, with a furious, menacing look, also kicking his foot at the audience, with the slogan, “Crazy 8s.” He looks like he’s just about to beat another child up — or just did.

The social engineers have set their sights on newer, and even more taboo, areas. The word on the street is that the next socially unacceptable topics to become mainstream will be: pedophilia and bestiality. Judging from what I can see in advertisements, the social engineers are right on schedule.

Take a moment and look at the ads that you see at Target, or JC Penney’s, or Sears. If you get a chance, peruse a Parents magazine, or even a Land’s End catalogue. Scrutinize them for themes, and see what you come up with. For instance, at Target’s kid’s department, there was a huge poster of a blonde girl, about 9, with her legs wide open. I imagine if your young miss sat like, you wouldn’t take out the camera; you’d beseech her to close her legs.

Start noticing the ads that have an animal theme. There was one that made the rounds via YouTube. It showed a military woman who just came home, and she greeted her affectionate dog by lying on the ground with him, euphorically straddling him with her legs open. That ad — and many others — communicate the message that it may soon be socially acceptable to have a pet as more than one’s best friend.

And so it goes, for decades now, certainly since the 60s and maybe longer. The tragedy is not just that there are people in influential places who wish to crush all sense of morality and decency. The tragedy is that so many people refuse to see any of this.

If I took the time to show people the ads, they’d protest, “You’re being hypersensitive! Paranoid! It’s just a harmless ad!” But given that over the decades, the sordid ads have helped cause widespread degradation, the naysayers’ arguments aren’t the least bit convincing.

All of this manipulative advertising and social engineering are hidden in plain sight. And for much of the populace, it’s business as usual: hear no evil, see no evil. That’s even when the evil is infecting them (and their children) at their local Target.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.