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antivist :Fed up with society’s definition of how life should be played out.

48 billion dying of success, 48 billion dying of failure.

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Examples and ideas and of subject matter you may find here: the media, politics, society, advertising, commercialism, morality, ethics, bias in the media materialism, discrimination, corporations, social issues, current affairs corruption, information, globalization, money, greed, bias, injustice, bias, civilization, rights and free speech.

False needs and false promises, generated by a consumer driven culture, which cultivates weakness within a person and then exploits it.

Converse and learn.
This is your community, a voice where you are free to rant and state your opinions and concerns regarding the issues that consume society and our lives.
So join in with your, analysis, experiences, critique, discussions, and dissection.

designed to generate an inner sense of conflict with ourselves." Advertisers "know that they can't give us what we want (autonomy, recognition, love, community). But they can take that image of what we want and link it up to these objects. It's not about manipulation, it's not about false consciousness. It's about getting into the dream life of people." - Jhaly

Image advertising. The portrayal of selling an image, thought, feeling of a product. The attachment of a persona to a brand name, product or service, giving off the idea that you'll attain such status, image, feeling etc.. by obtaining this product. - perspectum.

everything is a tool, a resource

How different the world would be if people didn't follow another person's lead.
If people truly sat down and thought for themselves. If they arrived at their own conclusion without any outside aid.
If people truly spread out and acted as themselves, as a single person. An individual in it's truest, purest form.

Community Ring:

antivists -Vent and rant, learn about the consumerist, materialistic, politically upset world we live in. – 48 billion dying of success, 48 billion dying of failure.
ethics_vs_law You Be The Judge.
antiadvertising - Advertising never looked so good.
femalearchetype - A Backlash towards a patriarchal society.
caringconsumer -Consumerism is not patriotism, shop smart, consume less.
the_corporation - The Pathological Pursuit of Power: If a corporation was seen as a person in the eyes of the law, what kind of person would it be?
marshallmcluhan: The medium is the message. Technology is an extension of man.

“The 20th century saw three development of great political importance,” wrote a labour relations theorist Alex Carey, “the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.”

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government, which is the true ruling if the country.
-Edward Bernays, Propaganda 1928.

Internalizing images from advertising and integrating that into a set of expectations about who they were supposed to be.
Million dollar images telling us who we are supposed to model ourselves after.

"The Death of Advertising? I think that's in the book of Revelation. It's the day when people everywhere become satisfied with their weight, their hair, their skin, their wardrobe, and their aroma..." (J. Richards)



Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact in America by Cynthia Crossen
Can’t buy my love – how advertising changes the way we think and feel – Jean Kilbourne
New Thinking for the New Millennium By Edward De Bono
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal By Eric Schlosser
Culture Jam : How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge--and Why We Must By Kalle Lasn {creator of adbusters magazine}
Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds. By Charles MacKay
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man By Marshall McLuhan
Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects By Marshall McLuhan
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
by Noam Chomsky
Can’t buy my love – how advertising changes the way we think and feel – Jean Kilbourne
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich, about the working poor in the U.S..
the deliberate dumbing down of America: of essays about the decline of American education and how the u.s. is becoming dumber as a nation. By Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
The culture of make believe By derrick Jensen
The Philosophical Quest: A Cross-Cultural Reader
No Logo Naomi Klein
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train : A Personal History of Our Times By: Howard Zinn
Public Opinion By Walter Lippmann.
Rich Media, Poor Democracy By Robert Waterman McChesney.

May we suggest...:
Links to great online resources.

Online news, magazines, zines and publications:
alternet.org Pressing issues get hauled under the microscope for debate.
villagevoice.com Renowned alternative paper.
theonion.com “America’s finest news source.”
www.disinfo.com - "you being lied to."
thenation.com Unconventional Wisdom Since 1865.
strike-the-root.com Anarchist zine with a pro-market slant.
frankmag.net Canada's Definitive Satirical Magazine.
adbusters.org Sticking to the advertising and consumer culture.
yellowtimes.org Alternative news and views.
bbc news Renowned news source.

Online radio and TV stations and archives:
radio4all.net An alternative to the corporate and government media.
democracynow.org An awesome national, listener-sponsored public radio and TV show.
wizardsofmoney.org A monthly educational series about the global financial system.

fair.org Fairness and accuracy in reporting.
cognitiveliberty.org The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics.
ruckus.org Modern-day hippie tool box.
rprogress.org Redefining progress. The search of ecological and economical sustainability.
halfbakery.com Speculation and satire as a form of creative expression, thus is life.
turnoffyourtv.com The effects of TV viewing
Less is best, none is better.
commercialcloset.org The world's largest collection of gay advertising.
links to wide variety of alt. info sources.
Archives of Boycott Links/Info on Transnational Corporations
overcoming consumerism.
censorship in our society.
News about the News.

Exploitive Child modeling website.
An excellentanti-porn article. written by Robert Jensen.
Get Your War on comics.

Anti-consumerism campagin.**

Links abut the above sort of links, slant on a slant so to speak:

Center For Consumer Freedom - Consumers working together to promote personal responsibility
Activist Cash.com - Check out your favorite activist group and see what is behind the behind.
Animal Scam.com - the truth behind animal rights extremists.

Check them out, learn something new.
If you have any other great links or book titles you care to share with us email me.

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