My modest claim is that advertising is the most powerful and sustained system of propaganda in human history and it's cumulative cultural and political effects unless very quickly checked will be responsible for destroying the world as we know it. In the process of acheiving this the masters of the advertising system, global corporations bent on nothing but private profits, will be responsible for the deaths of millions of people, mostly non-Western. In addition the peoples of the world will be prevented from achieving true happiness. Simply stated our survival as a species is dependent upon minimizing the threat from advertising and the commercial culture that has spawned it.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sut Jhally's Modest Claim About Advertising
I transcribe the opening line from his speech here. You can watch the video to see if he justifies it.