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Green Police Ad Update

Okay, I guess I have to take back the comment about conservatives and their sense of humor since some are taking it as a scary prediction of future tyranny and consider it no laughing matter.

I guess what I like about the satire is that it just shows how absurd it is to make rules about light bulbs, napkin use and throwing away dead batteries. (Audi put out several other ads that preceded the one in the Superbowl, one of which was a “public service announcement” designed to help us unwashed idiots figure out how many napkins to use in various situations. It’s one napkin per sandwich the uniformed spokesman tells us, complete with graphics. It was funny, too, in its way, except for in this case, we’ve already had things like this: eg, Kathleen Sibelius, US Health and Human Services Secretary, lecturing us on the proper way to sneeze. (Uh… isn’t that for Kindergarten teachers?) I cannot drive anywhere in my town without seeing billboards advising me to wash my hands, not touch my face and cover my sneezes… “Your mother was right!” they tell me. “Do as she says!”

Talk about a nanny state. And some of our citizens actually embrace this!

Well, the update here is that apparently when the mayor of San Francisco saw this Green Police ad, he tweeted that it “hits close to home.” Turns out the ad company that devised the ad is based in San Francisco where there really are ordinances like those it portrays. The orange rind, bit, for example. You really will violate the city’s new “composting mandate” if you put your orange peels down the garbage disposal. It’s as bad as Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi…

Article: Why the “Green Police” Is So San Francisco

Videos: Napkin Abuse, Powerstrip, Green Police Anteater, Interactive…

The Green Police

This Audi ad about the Green Police is hysterical. A man arrested for choosing plastic bags over paper? Garbage cans inspected for tossed away batteries?

“Put the rind down! Sir! That’s a compost infraction…” and on it goes…

If, like me, you didn’t watch the Superbowl, maybe you haven’t seen it. Even if you have, it’s fun to watch again. So I’m embedding it here. (those of you who receive the blog through Feedblitz will probably have to go to the blog itself to see it)

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I read one really silly article by someone who thought that this ad was aimed only at people who believed in “the moral authority” of  something like The Green Police. People like the writer of the article, for example. “If you’re looking to appeal to mooks who think the green police are full of it and have no authority, moral or otherwise,” he asked, “why would you make a commercial like that?”

Because it’s hysterically funny. Because it’s ridiculous. Because it makes a mockery of this alleged “moral” authority. Morality associated with light bulbs? Plastic bags? Dead batteries? Puh-leeze!

Rush had it right. Audi made the ad to get attention and sell cars. Yes, the guy is allowed to go his way because he’s “obeyed” the Green Police, but really, it’s so obviously a satire that in a sense I see him as “above the rat race” and all it’s silliness. Which I think may be just what Audi appeals to. I think the satire is hilarious. In any case, it’s going to draw the attention of both crowds, which is what makes it so brilliant.  And maybe Rush is right in another way, too — in his contention that Conservatives seem to have a sense of humor whereas rabid liberals do not.

Freedom for Security

Today I was reading in one of my husband’s technical magazines about new techonology being developed that would enable hundreds of thousands of law enforcement investigators to collect and share information on suspects, crimes investigations, etc. Users are expected to be able to make several million queries a day. Law enforcement agencies will work together better than ever to catch criminals and stop terrorists before they commit terror. (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

As I read I thought, that’s nice, but what if the criminals were “enemies of the state?” I thought that because I’ve recently been reading about Soviet Gulags and how those came about. (Criminals were the minority.)  It doesn’t have to be that you’re Christian, just that you are opposing in some way the dominant political party.  How fast our techology and applications are being put in place to enable something like the mark of the beast in Rev 13 to work in real time!

Some may believe there is a conspiracy of wealthy Bilderbergers or Council on Foreign Relations Members or mysterious Illuminati. I don’t know what I think about that. It’s possible, but it doesn’t matter because I know for certain that at least one conspiracy exists and that’s the one sponsored by the Kingdom of Darkness. When you read about law enforcement working together to keep us safe from criminals and terrorists that seems like a good thing. Those pesky terrorists will have no place to hide! But neither will anyone else. That may not be troubling if you think that no one will ever be after you, but as I said earlier, what if they came because you’re Christian? It’s happening already in China and in Muslim countries and it has down through the ages. Why couldn’t it happen here? And we know from Revelation that it’s going to happen in the Tribulation during their one world government under the Antichrist. Don’t worship the beast, don’t wear his mark and you’re toast.

Who would have thought it would be backwards jihadists in the mountains of Afghanistan, where the culture, education and technology remain in the dark ages that would be the catalysts of the enslavement of the citizens of the mighty United States of America? People who live in mud huts, have a pit at the side of the village for their sewage, fight with knives and guns and explosives transported on camels… who live in a world with no TV’s, cell phones, dishwashers, cars, grocery stores, Starbucks, NextCare clinics, shopping malls… Deep in this world, primitive, angry men came up with a dastardly plan to hijack airplanes and run them into tall buildings in America thousands of miles away… and now we’re all afraid. Now we need security, need to be sure that we can control who gets on planes, who walks into terminals…

Speaking of which… the same magazine also mentioned a technology that mixed bioemetrics and RFID devices (Radio Frequency Identification) to give us the abilty to quickly identify people from afar and in large numbers. These technologies could be used at border entries, military bases… concerts, rallies…churches, religious conferences… They already have cameras that can take pictures of thousands of people at a time with sufficient resolution that you can pick out and identify nearly every face in that crowd.

The website Global Indentification has an article  on how they want to use RFID devices in airports to “make airport procedures more efficient and more secure for both airlines and passengers.” Efficiency and security: two things growing ever more valuable in our modern world. We don’t want to wait and we don’t want to worry and if we have to give up a little freedom and privacy, what’s the big deal about that?

[Side note: Two years ago in July I wrote a post on RFID technology called “Getting Chipped.”  If you’re interested, you can read that here.